Facebook, Maps, Siri, Safari all get the spotlight in Apple’s iOS6 update
At the Apple World Wide Developers conference today, Apple made the official, and long rumored statement that Facebook will be fully integrated into Apple iOS6. So for all the iPhone and iPad users out there, this should be a welcomed changed.
Following suit from the previous iOS5 update where Apple integrated Twitter, they are now taking another large step to socialize Apple products even more. Now you won’t have to worry about copying over images, or app switching - none of that anymore - you can just post directly to Facebook!
In addition to adding Facebook integration, Apple has made huge updates to the iOS platform. Google is no longer powering Maps. Apple made a huge change to their own Maps interface which has the beautiful design style of Apple. The best part of Apple Maps will be the turn-by-turn voice navigation. No longer will you have to constantly pick up your device to see where your going.
Siri gets improved and integration with movie and restaurant information as well as being able to launch apps now. Hopefully the newer version of Siri will work better than on iOS5 because I tend to have lots of problems with good ol’ Siri.
Another big one is you can now use FaceTime over the 4G network. You no longer need Wi-Fi to use FaceTime, which is pretty neat. The downside, which isn’t Apples fault is this could eat up bandwidth and get you over your monthly limit - so use cautiously. Email, Photos and Safari web browsing all get updates as well. You can read more about iOS6 here.