iPhone 5 software rundown pre-event: the iOS 6 we know today
Tomorrow could be the day that Apple reveals their next-generation iPhone 5, a tool that’ll be bringing their newest mobile operating system, iOS 6, to the leading edge. We have seen quite a lot of this operating system already because it was revealed partly as an “iOS 6 Preview” back on the developers conference called WWDC 2012. Let’s take a look here at what iOS 6 is about to bring to the iPhone 5 before we liveblog the primary event in not up to 24 hours – it will become fun!
NOTE: We’ve also got a hardware round-up prepared for you in your pre-event consumption – have a peek!
One of the more important elements that Apple’s made clear here with iOS 6 is that it’s going to be “free and simple to upgrade wirelessly to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.” It is a move that’s really not replicated at such an all-encompassing level by the other company right this moment, and now that it is all wireless, it’s easier than ever before. Not all devices can be compatible with the upgrade, but likelihood is if you might have an Apple mobile device that was released ago several years, aka everything except the oldest generation devices, you may be good to move.
Safari continues to be the internet browser that you will be working with, and now you may be seeing iCloud Tabs to maintain track of what you are looking at – and were gazing recently – whatever device you’re working with. This browser also has offline browsing so that you can save pages it’s worthwhile to read at the airplane, and includes the facility to choose and post images to webpages out of your Camera role without leaving the app. This new OS comes with Lost mode and Find My Friends – your device can be ready to transmit its location – if you would like – despite the fact that you have not got it on your hands whilst you want it.
Guided Access is a brand new feature which lets you turn off certain areas of the screen and/or your hardware buttons. This may occasionally be great for users hoping to make use of their device as a display for an art project or if they’re handing it off to a baby who – believe it or not – is ready to accidentally access the bits you don’t need them too – keep them within the game! Mail has also been bumped up with swipe-down for refresh, VIP list inclusion, and a way more streamlined user interface.
The Phone interface was updated with Don’t Disturb, Reply with Message, and Job my memory Later buttons. Never again will that you need to hang up on a decision which you can’t take simply because you cannot take it right that minute. In case you are planning on calling with video, you are going to be glad to seek out FaceTime now working along with your cellular connection – before you needed to have faith in wi-fi for this video chat system to work.
Passbook is among the more stimulating stand-alone app upgrades you will find in iOS 6 because it is indeed an entire new app that is not existed at the standard build of the software before. With Passbook you have got a group of cards you should use for varied situations – there is a Starbucks card you’re able to refill with cash, a suite of coupons for different retailers, and Airline check-in cards to boot.
You’ll manage to share your Photo Streams with new sharing tools, connected with iCloud in your Mac and back across your mobile devices and over for your Apple TV. It’s simple to make use of and works over wi-fi in addition to cellular networks. Facebook may be way more present throughout iOS 6 than ever before – you may post on to Facebook from a webpage in Safari without leaving that page. You may access your Facebook contacts and calendar right out of your basic Contacts and Calendar apps. And naturally the omnipotent “Like” button should be found in numerous places.
Siri can be bringing you a set of latest languages and may now be ready to provide you with sports scores and statistics, movie information – including a connection to Rotten Tomatoes, and restaurant information. Siri can also be ready to manage a reservation for you at an area restaurant via OpenTable. Then there’s Maps – now using Apple’s non-Google interface and knowledge sources. You’ll now have turn-by-turn directions, 3D follow-along live interaction (with live rerouting), and tappable nearby locations along your way – these will hook up with Passbook cards to boot – it is all intertwined!
This new Maps app and interface includes traffic information and nearby alerts for construction, accidents, etc, and you will have ETA information on your intended final destination. What’s set to be essentially the most impressive element here with Apple’s new Maps within the visual spectrum is “Flyover”, a 3D map of cities ready to show you not only where you are going, but what our environment seems like as on the subject of reality as you may get without actually being there.
See all this and more in both our Apple portal in addition to our liveblogging portal, the gigantic event set to bring forth an entire new device – or set of devices – in addition to iOS 6 in its final form. You’ll almost definitely be capable of download iOS 6 for yourself in the month in addition with legacy devices – get pumped up!