iOS 6 releases to public (Direct Links here)
As of today, iOS6 is now available to the public to download. Here is the links to get that download going.
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4 (AT&T, 3,1)
- iPhone 4 (AT&T, 3,2)
- iPhone 4 (Verizon)
- iPhone 4S
- iPad 2 (Wi-Fi)
- iPad 2 (Verizon)
- iPad 2 (AT&T)
- iPad 2 (2012 Model)
- iPad 3 (Wi-Fi)
- iPad 3 (AT&T)
- iPad 3 (Verizon)
- iPod touch 4G
- iPod touch 5G
If you’re curious as to what you can expect to find new on the iOS 6 – it’s quite a good redesign. Let’s start with the best.
You know how iOS 5 brought us the integration of Twitter with the mobile operating system? Well now add the ever-so popular Facebook to that. You can now post pics, location, your thoughts all instantly without switching to the third-party Facebook app.
Siri learns more!
The biggest criticism of the newly added Siri with the iPhone 4S was that she didn’t know much. Sure she could give you directions on the go or play your favorite artist, but now she does much more. Looking to set a reservation? She has you covered. Curious about an actors work or your favorite Baseball players batting average, she has it on the tip of her electronic tongue.
Introducing Apple Maps
Weren’t you tired of your Android friends mocking your Google maps as they used their updated Google Maps with voiced directions and 3D views? No more taunting as the new Apple Maps does all that plus a new feature called ‘fly over’ which you may have seen in Bing Maps. It integrates 3D models of buildings with aerial shots from planes. Try a Apple map down the Vegas Strip in 3D mode to see what I’m talking about.
Many were disapointed that the rumored near-field communication (NFC) was not included in the new iPhone, however they do have an alternative in the new integrated Passbook app. It uses QR scans instead to make payments to your favorite places such as Target, Starbucks, the Airport, etc.
Improved iPod player
Th player was never ugly, but man is it improved. A new monochromatic overhaul has been added to the iPod app on iOS6. The look has already been compared to the new OSX look and we do agree.
Other cool features.
Do not disturb is a new option you will find in the settings that will stop your drunken buddy from waking you in the middle of the night. Emoji icons have increased vastly. Sharing menu – besides Facebook integration als comes more options such as print, email, message, photostream, assign to contact.
Apple continues to improve, so go ahead and upgrade to the free iOS6 and enjoy. We’re looking forward to Friday for the delivery of the iPhone 5!