Every Single Feature That Is New In iOS 6 [Mega-Guide]

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iOS 6 drops today!
  • ddevito

    You need a revised article entitled “Every Single Feature that is new and NOT STOLEN from Android mega guide”

  • mikeloughran

    Will email addresses be changing from .me to .icloud? I saw this addressed by Apple a few months ago with one of the developer previews, but I haven’t heard anything on this since.

  • assyrianpride

    finally, somebody says when ios 6 is coming out.

  • mikeloughran

    Will email addresses be changing from .me to .icloud? I saw this addressed by Apple a few months ago with one of the developer previews, but I haven’t heard anything on this since.

    Never mind. I didn’t read the second page, which states that users will have the option to switch to @icloud for email

  • BTrumps

    Wi-Fi Plus Cellular was removed from the GM.

  • nourmoubayed

    in the “Retina shutdown spinner” section, you mean iPhone 4 instead of iPhone 4S

    Nice Article :)

  • raywongy

    What about the newly tweaked music player app?

  • dsburleson

    Retina shutdown pinwheel is fantastic. I’ve been bothered about it for years

  • jomo25

    Why does no one mention the new accessibility features? It potentially has the great side benefit of allowing one to let their toddler play games on their iOS devices without fear of sending random texts and emails!

  • perfectfaceforradio

    Any word on if Apple *finally* made Location Reminders, you know, *useful*?

    Can we select a reminder location *on a map*?
    Set a stretch of road (on a map) – Remind me to buy milk when going East on HWY 90? Remind me to buy cat food when going west on HWY 90?
    The ability to set our own geo-fence sizes?
    A pref to stop polling the GPS if we’re over an hour drive from the nearest location reminder location? (save some battery???)

    It’s been a year, I hope they spent at least a little time improving Reminders.

  • Gnosis Sophia

    Did u forget about the most important feature in my opinion? Or maybe, I got it wrong… “upload pictures or videos from safari”.

  • Alvern

    One feature you missed is setting a song from your library as an alarm.

  • bfizzzle

    SAFARI UPLOAD!

    how could you forget that?? long overdue feature.

  • chadman3000

    Will AirPlay mirroring be full-screen 16×9?

  • Mikael Hansen

    Why doesn’t anyone mention the big boost in batterylife?
    Is it just me? I’ve noticed about 20-40% lobger batterylife in iOS6 GM

  • Timothy Weaver

    Best new feature: Bluetooth toggle moved to front page of the Settings app.

  • zviivz

    Fantastic features but I still have one complain … Why can’t they change the weather icon to a dynamic one to reflect the local weather? It’s not always 73 degrees and sunny!

  • KarimRonaldo11

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  • nthnm

    in the “Retina shutdown spinner” section, you mean iPhone 4 instead of iPhone 4S

    Nice Article :)

    I didn’t think the iPhone 4 had a retina screen…

  • ddevito

    how many of these were ripped off from Jelly Bean? Wholesale ripped off. :p

  • Marco Mazzola

    Why is there no junk mail filter still? I like VIP but I will still be seeing the myriad of crap emails in my inbox that my computer filters out because Mail has filters. How hard would it be to port that to iOS?

  • Eric Kuzma

    I thought there were over 200 new features

  • Eliijah Moss

    Should I update my iPad 3 to IOS 6 tomorrow, or is it better to do it on a pc? Please let me know anyone… I don’t want anything bad to happen to my iPad.

  • Jonathan Ober

    Finding draft emails is a pain if you have a lot of email accounts. Sometimes you forget which account you used to compost it, then you have to find the drafts folder for that account to locate it. But in iOS 6, there’s a quick and easy shortcut that takes you to every draft email you have — simply tap and hold the compose button until they appear.
    Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/191190/every-single-feature-that-is-new-in-ios-6-mega-guide/#sWrem03SPHPxhIVJ.99 — I hate when I am compost-ing a draft :P

  • technochick

    Should I update my iPad 3 to IOS 6 tomorrow, or is it better to do it on a pc? Please let me know anyone… I don’t want anything bad to happen to my iPad.

    doesnt matter how you do it, the risk of something going wrong is the same. be sure you have a back up of your stuff. and a clean sync. OS updates are a prime time for corrupted software data to bork your devices. i tend to use these major updates as a good time to wipe my stuff and set it up totally clean and new.

  • ddevito

    how many of these were ripped off from Jelly Bean? Wholesale ripped off. :p

    Ummmmmmm, none! That’s what google and samsuck do. I can give you a billion reasons why you’re wrong, again. I’m starting to pity you and your feeble little brain, trying to deal with the emotions of being a supporter of second rate stuff. Sadly For you, you won’t find any self esteem here champ. Get some help, please. You desperately need it.

    Okay, here’s the list:

    1. Maps – every amazing feature they tried to create in Maps is a direct rip-off of Google Maps. Sad thing is that iOS Maps sucks. They don’t have a tenth of the detailed data needed for this type of app. Epic fail here.

    2. Safari and Tab Syncing – gee, sounds a lot like what Chrome has. Rip-off in the worst way.

    3. Facebook integration – not only did the copy this, but they still won’t allow 3rd party data sharing. Pathetic. Sad really.

    4. Quick Reply – yup – another shameless ripoff – Android’s had this from day one.

    5. Facetime over cellular – yup Android’s had this forever. What’s sad is that with Google+ Hangouts you can chat with up to 9 people. Kudos Apple for making this useless now that it’s 2012. Cheers.

    6. Passbook – my personal iOS 6 fav – seriously what the hell can you do with this? This is so bad I might not consider this a ripoff but they TRIED ripping off Google wallet. No NFC either, total failure.

    7. Email “VIP” – yeah it’s called Priority Inbox in GMail and it’s been around for years.

    And my personal fav:

    Fragmentation – diff screen sizes, diff apps for diff devices (Siri, flyover turn-by-turn, etc not being available on all iOS devices. Yeah, sure sounds like the word the iFanboys toss around to Android fans. Amazing.

    have fun with your longer iPhone 4s. iPhone 4SS

  • ddevito

    Fantastic features but I still have one complain … Why can’t they change the weather icon to a dynamic one to reflect the local weather? It’s not always 73 degrees and sunny!

    easy – because Apple won’t create widgets. Widgets are useful and can give tons of data. I suspect they don’t do it because it will either:

    1. force them to change others to match

    and/or

    2. it wouldn’t be the true consistent zen-like experience you fanatics rave about.

  • Themetris

    Ah can’t wait!!!

  • dad2ways

    Why is the iPhone 3GS included in this update and the generation one iPad left out? All of the hardware in the iPhone 4 was introduced in that first generation iPad the only upgrade the iPhone 4 received was the Retina display. I know Apple may be trying to force the remaining original owners to finally purchase a new iPad, but come on, we all heard Tim Cook say they sold 70 million New iPads in the first 90 days of sales. How many more can they sale by trying to force me to make the purchase I already want to make but can’t afford. I never get to use my first gen iPad because my kids are always playing Minecraft on it. I have gone back to college and will be spending my student loan surplus money on a Retina display MacBook pro before I do third gen iPad. I love using an iPad, but the reality is I can’t type term papers anywhere near as fast as I can on a MacBook Pro and I can’t edit video from outside sources either. Sorry Tim spitefully cutting my original iPad out of the party isn’t going to force me to run out and buy a New iPad today. Would put me months behind my MacBook purchase.

  • dad2ways

    I am eagerly awaiting the release of iOS 6 today. But, what perplexes me is why my generation one iPad is left out of the party. Does Apple think that by doing so they will force me to finally purchase the third generation iPad I am already dying to buy because I don’t even know if my original iPad exists anymore. Ever since the release of Minecraft all three of my kids can’t seem to find enough reasons to use my iPad.

    I recently returned to college and had to purchase a Kindle fire, so that I could save money by purchasing digital versions of my textbooks and couldn’t quite afford to purchase a new iPad. My wife’s company purchased her a second generation iPad about six months before the release of the third generation iPads and when it is at home the kids use it too, so they can gang up on the hoards of creepers and other nasty things waiting to ruin your day in this build it yourself graphic universe that is a throwback to the days DOOM!.

    My wife and I both like the iPad screen for reading eBooks on, but its size is not conducive to the long reading sessions required for textbook reading demanded for college courses. Sitting for hours in a comfy chair holding my first generation iPad in its Otterbox Defendor case gets really tiresome to hold after about an hour and impossible when I have to do it for three or four hours at a time on a regular basis. The smaller and much lighter form factor of an eReader fits the bill much better. The only problem is my wife fell in love with the form factor too and began to compete with me for time on it because she loves to sit for hours on end and read. So, I bought a Google Nexus 7 and gave her the Kindle Fire putting the purchase of a third generation iPad or the new Retina Display MacBook Pro a little farther off into the future.

    But why should these decisions make my experiencing iOS 6 on an iPad something I have to wait for. The iPhone 3GS is getting the upgrade and my first generation iPad has more advanced hardware than it does. The iPhone 4 is getting it and my iPad introduced all of the technology, except for the Retina display, that it was rolled out with the following fall. So, why is Apple leaving my iPad out of the party? Is it a marketing ploy? Maybe, but I can’t see why. Tim Cook told us in the rollout event for the iPhone 5 that the third generation iPad has been so successful that we can officially declare the post-PC era has arrived. Apple sold over 70 million third generation iPads between April and June of this year.

    All of those first generation iPads are still working just fine and at quite usable speeds. Most original owners have already moved on to an iPad 2 or the New iPad. So, what could the most successful and most valuable company every on the planet’s ploy be for leaving the one product on the planet that may have launched the revolutionary shift in the way human beings relate to computing devices? You would think the device that got more non-computer users than ever to join the techno-interactive world the rest of have been living in en masse would be dragged along just out of a position of honor. If the 3GS that my 7 year old uses as highly capable iPod can join the IOS 6 party but my technically more advanced generation one iPad cannot there are some Apple execs that need to have the backs of the heads iSlapped and asked “What were you thinking?”

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  • dmin7b5

    For Passbook integration I found the following tutorial helpful…it worked for me!
    http://blog.jeff-owens.com/iphone/passbook/

  • Rey Manuel Calda

    RE Siri and email… Even with iOS6, and the new iPhone 5, Siri still won’t do email. We need true email inbox management that’s eyes-free and hands-free. There’s a smartphone app called Talkler —billed as “email for your ears.” It’s a free smartphone app that’s voice-controlled, and reads your emails aloud to you. There’s more info at Talkler.com

  • Rey Manuel Calda

    RE Siri and email… Even with iOS6, and the new iPhone 5, Siri still won’t do email. We need true email inbox management that’s eyes-free and hands-free. There’s a smartphone app called Talkler —billed as “email for your ears.” It’s a free smartphone app that’s voice-controlled, and reads your emails aloud to you. There’s more info at Talkler.com.