iOS 6 Released: Top 10 New Features You Should Know About

The brand new iOS 6 is now available for the  iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, new iPad, iPad 2, iPod Touch 4th generation and 5th generation iPod Touch!

With the release of the iPhone 5 looming, Apple has launched the iOS 6. According to Apple, the new OS has 200 new features. But let’s break those down and take look at the top 10:

1. MAPS

Apple appears to be making headway on it’s goal to become  less dependent on third party software. The new iOS features Apples own mapping system. Maps offers turn-by-turn navigation, 3D maps, real-time traffic information and more. However, not all the map’s features will be available in every market.

2. SIRI

Siri has now been improved upon. Apple says Siri can now understand more languages, and can give answers to your movie, sports and restaurants related queries.

3. FACEBOOK

The new iOS 6 will also have a very integrated environment with Facebook. Apple states on it’s website, “there’s no need to leave your app to do it. Share a photo to Facebook right from Camera or Photos. Post your location right from Maps. Brag about a high score right from Game Center. If you have your hands full, just ask Siri to post for you. You need to sign in to Facebook only once, and you’ll be off and sharing.”

4. SHARING PHOTO STREAMS 

“Simply select photos from the Photos app, tap the Share button, choose who you want to share your photos with, and they’re on their way,” states Apple.

5. PASSBOOK

Boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards and many more things can be scanned and stored at one place. These scanned copies are good to go and can be used like any normal passes. This feature adds a lot of efficiency in managing coupons and tickets. It also comes with alerts to trigger at specific events.

6. FACE TIME

FaceTime now works over cellular networks as well as Wi-Fi, so you can make and receive FaceTime calls wherever you are.

7. NEW CALLING FEATURES

When an incoming call is declined, it can immediately be replied to with a text message, or a reminder can be set up for later. The DO-NOT-DISTURB mode has exceptions – where it will not block user selected contacts. A great feature if you want to do a general  DO-NOT-DISTURB while allowing some calls through.

8. STREAMLINED MAIL

A new streamlined Mailing interface lets users have better control and a better experience with handling their mails.

9. IMPROVED SAFARI

Apple writes, “iOS 6 brings even better web browsing to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iCloud Tabs keeps track of which pages you have open on your devices, so you can start browsing on one device and pick up right where you left off, on whatever device is handy.”

10. PANORAMIC CAMERA

Apple has finally accepted that Panorama is more than a gimmick and included a panorama feature for it’s camera. The panorama was only accessible before iOS 6 using third party tools to the users, but now with one simple motion you can shoot up to 240 degrees and even vertically.

The new iOS 6 has a lot to offer. Tell us what you think of the new iOS 6 in the comments section below!

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