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iOS6 Features in a nutshell

iOS6 Beta Features and enhancements

Just to reduce the clutter and put the important/useful ios6 features from WWDC 2012
The improvements are OK, but not huge as hyped by other sites.

1. Some major changes to Siri

  • like auto launch apps, lot of integration (twitter, rotten tomatoes etc..), more language support and more localised information

  • I liked the SIRI integration piece with the in-car systems which could be game changer

2. Big jump in facebook integration. (allowing contacts, calendar, location etc..)

  • I'm not a big fan of over posting your data into facebook and its all about that !!

3. Phone and call enhancements

  • Do Not Disturb Mode will still allow calls to be received, but won't ring or light up. But settings can be done if the caller calls twice as it can be urgent.

  • Options to text-back or call later if you are busy or driving.

  • I liked these enhancements which were present in Android using external apps.

4. Maps enhancements

  • The major change is iOS6 no more uses Google maps but uses Apple's own Map

  • More detailed maps and tomtom like support (directions, step by step instructions etc.) with helicopter eye view and vector support (SVG probably)

5. Competitor to google Wallet is "Apple Passbook"

  • Storing coupons, vouchers, credit card details, Tickets - Mate its all NFC and cards are out !!

6. Other enhancements

  • Facetime over cellular network, so you can do video chat via 3G

  • Photo sharing options

  • Enhanced email

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