Let’s admit it: not everyone is very happy with the “developments” that Apple presented with its newest line of electronics. There’s a big hubbub online over the release of the iPhone 5 and the other Apple devices. Whatever people were expecting out of the iPhone 5, it wasn’t quite enough. True, there have also been some major overhauls: the iPod Nano’s new design and interface certainly is new, although there has been discussion about it imitating Samsung’s old design (ironically). The iPod Touch underwent quite a few impressive changes as well, boosting it up to the level of the iPhone.
But this most recent release from Apple is sure to cause another round of debate and discussion: iOS 6 has just come out.
What do we have to look forward to with the iOS 6?
A major Apple OS update is less jarring (and less frequent) than Windows OS updates. Usually, that’s because something new and different is to be expected with each incarnation of the OS. Now that iOS 6 is live, Apple users everywhere are updating their electronics and reviewing what has changed with their systems.
As it turns out, there’s quite a long list of changes to look forward to in the new OS:
- Dedicated signatures: All iOS devices are now equipped with dedicated signatures for all of their individual email accounts. (Applies to: iPhone 5, 4, and 4S, iPod Touch 5th and 4th gen, iPad 3 and 2)
- Facebook integration: It is now a lot easier to use Facebook over your Apple gadget, with smoother use and easier data transfer. (Applies to all devices as above)
- Offline reading: Previously, it wasn’t possible to access things added to the Reading List without internet access. iOS 6 gives the user access to the things saved in the reading list offline. (Applies to: iPhone 5, 4S, 4, and iPad 3 and 2)
- Panorama: Panoramic views over the screen and the camera have been developed for the iOS, so there is no longer a need for external apps that can do this. (Applies to: iPhone 5, 4S, and iPod Touch 5th gen)
- Siri: If you’ve been reading the reviews, Siri has gotten her much needed overhaul, as well as highly improved settings that hear what you say even through background noise. (Applies to iPhone 5, 4S, iPod Touch 5th gen, and iPad 3)
As shown, not all of the electronics will receive the same updates with the iOS 6. Not all of them will be given access to certain features. Depending on what gadget you have, it’s up to you to see whether or not the upgrade is worth the effort.