iOS 6 has finally been unveiled by Apple. With it come some good, and bad features. Here's a rundown of some, composed entirely by your's truly.
Let's start off with the bad first, shall we?
1. Apple Maps
It's safe to say this, Apple does NOT have the experience Google has in this field. And it seriously shows. First, here are some side by side comparisons
Now here is the major kick in the balls for people who love going out, but rely heavily on public transportation.
THERE'S NO ****ING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MAPS
Oh wait, it gets better.
Apple has decided to take out turn by turn navigation for the iPhone 4 and any other Non-Siri iOS 6 capable device.
Apple also decided to limit the 3D feature to the iPhone 4S only.
Yup, Apple fell flat on it's face here. Let's move on.
2. Still no widgets.
Now some people say this isn't very Apple. They say that it's not something they do. But I'm not asking for huge weather widgets and enormous facebook widgets that we see on Android, I just want my weather app to show me the weather without having to enter it. I just want to see a small facebook feed somewhere on the screen.
This is personal preference, so technically this isn't really a bad. It's something that many people including me wanted. Moving on.
Luckily there is still light at the end of the tunnel. Looking past Maps (Which is a MAJOR letdown)
Yes finally, something that has been on Android for years has finally come to iOS. Let's take a look at it.It's exactly what I expected from Apple. It's a great and easy to use feature that sort of easy to use "widget" that is in your notification center. You tap it, and the screen above comes up. There you can update your Facebook status.
As well as it being in your notification center, it also is found in your photos app, which you can also use to quickly share your photos/videos to Facebook. All with locations as well.
Yes finally, something that would actually make me consider purchasing a phone simply for Siri.Siri is growing up in iOS 6, bringing a number of major improvements. Here's what you need to know:
- Siri is finally coming to the new iPad (but not older ones) in iOS 6
- Siri now understands questions about sports and movies, bringing up nearby listings and enabling Fandango ticket purchases
- Siri understands more languages and works in more countries
- Siri can find the best restaurants in town and make reservations
- Siri can now launch apps by just saying their name(s)
- You can use Siri to post Facebook updates and tweet for you
- Nine automakers have promised to eventually integrate Siri into their cars; just hit the Voice button in your car, and it'll activate Siri if your iPhone is paired to the infotainment system
Frankly, I may be alone on this. However when's the last time you have seen someone wave their iPhone in front of a scanner before?
I guess it's a nifty new feature that could actually be something amazing. It doesn't work in the initial beta release so I can't judge this right now.
Not too much has been added. Perhaps a few more fancy animations. However VIP is a great feature that allows you to quickly access your important people via mail much easier. However, I prefer Sparrow for mail.
-iCloud saves Safari tabs.
- Safari now saves web pages instead of links for your reading list. So now you no longer need an internet connection to view them.
Voice Dialing Features
The is also a "Do not disturb" feature, that silences incoming calls and notifications except from people on your "VIP" list.
So before you go show boating about iOS 6. Take a look, and think. Was it really worth the wait?
I know it wasn't for me, as I speak I am downgrading to iOS 5.1.1