- Editor's Rating
The release of Apple iOS 6 brought many welcome changes for compatible Apple devices. Performance notably increased; apps launch faster and the touch screen is more responsive. Updates were made to the call features, allowing users more options to decline or accept calls. Users can reply to a call with a text message or choose to be reminded of a missed call later. Another feature in iOS6 is VIP, which ensures emails from noted people make it into a special folder ensuring important emails are never missed.
Facebook integration makes sharing information and photos even easier, allowing users to upload statuses and photos without opening the Facebook app. Passbook is a new app that allows users to access important information and documents such as boarding passes, movie tickets, store coupons, and more all within one app. Users with an iPhone 4S or later can now make Facetime calls over cellular networks, a feature previously lacking from the Apple iOS. Those with an iPhone 4S or later will also see improved Siri performance, with more detailed responses and better functionality.
While many have expressed disappointment with Google Maps? departure from Apple iOS, Apple Maps offers a nice user interface; those with an iPhone 4S or later will also be able to make use of turn by turn navigation and 3D virtual tours with the Flyover feature. The exclusion of public transportation routes has left many users grumbling, but hopefully future updates will remedy these issues. Overall, the upgrade brings many subtle and welcome changes, as well as some fun new features. Hopefully, overtime, Apple will improve its Maps app based on users\’ gripes, but if not, Google is rumored to have a Maps app for iOS in the works.