Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New Features in iOS 6

If you read our WWDC 2012 Keynote Wrap up you would have know that iOS 6 is now released to the developers and has 200 new features. But in that wrap up we only talked about 10 of the new features present in iOS 6. The thing to take note is that iOS 6 will be available to the iphone 3GS and above, ipad 2 and above, and ipod touch 4th gen and above. Most of the main new features are basically from siri.


Siri

  • Sports scores (baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer)
  1. Italian Serie A
  2. English Premier League
  3. MLS
  4. French Ligue 1
  5. Spanish la Liga
  6. Dutch Eredivisie
  7. German Bundesliga
  8. MLB
  9. NCAA Football
  10. NFL
  11. NBA
  12. NCAA Basketball
  13. WNBA
  14. NHL
  • Sport player stats
  • Sport team rosters
  • Sports league standings
  • Sports game schedule
  • Updated restaurant searches (type, price, Yelp reviews, distance, map, hours, phone number)
  • OpenTable reservations for restaurants
  • Movie listings per theatre
  • Rotten Tomato moview reviews
  • Movie facts
  • Movie trailers
  • Search by actor/actress
  • Launch apps
  • Send Tweet
  • Update Facebook status
  • Listen to notifications
  • Eyes Free car integration (in the next year)
  • International language and local search (Canada, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Korean, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China)
  • Siri for iPad (new iPad only)

Facebook

  • Single sign-on
  • Share from Photos, Safari, Maps, App Store, iTunes, Game Center
  • Public API for developers
  • Contact and Calendar integration

Phone

  • Reply to incoming calls with message (preset or custom) or save reminder (timed or geofenced)

Notification Center

  • Do not disturb toggle with fine-grain phone call exceptions, schedules, or allowing repeat calls
  • Facebook and Twitter compose buttons

FaceTime

  • Available over cellular
  • Apple ID unified with phone number, enabling FaceTime or iMessage answering on iPad or Mac

Safari

  • iCloud Tabs for Safari on other iOS devices and Macs
  • Offline Reading List
  • Photo uploads
  • Smart App banners link to App Store or launches
  • Fullscreen video in landscape

Photo Streams

  • Shared Photo Streams with designated friends, includes comments
  • Photo Stream pictures in Mac screensaver
  • Photo Stream now a separate tab, not another album

Mail

  • VIPs - designated contacts cause notifications, e-mails flagged with stars, separate inbox
  • Flagged mailbox
  • Attach photos in-line
  • Open password-protected Office docs
  • Per account signatures
  • Fun new pull-to-refresh animation

Passbook

  • Barcode collection for boarding passes, store cards, coupon, movie tickets
  • Pops up on lock screen when you arrive
  • Includes up-to-date-balance
  • Boarding passes update with gate changes
  • Cute deletion animation

Guided Access

  • Disable certain app interactions with a circle
  • Limit hardware buttons, touch, and motion control access
  • Single-app mode

Maps

  • Local search with 100 million business listings with Yelp reviews and pictures
  • Crowd-sourced traffic data with incident reports
  • Free turn-by-turn navigation with alternative route offers based on faster ETA
  • Navigation viewable from lock screen
  • Siri integration, finds spots along your route
  • Flyover (3D buildings)
  • Multitouch rotation, angle change, and zoom
  • Powered by TomTom
  • Pinch-out in maps goes to globe view

Game Center

  • Game Center sync with OS X
  • Cross-platform turn-based and realtime gaming between iOS and Mac
  • Issue challenges to friends
  • Find Facebook friends

Developer SDK

  • Audio and video sampling during playback
  • Pass Kit
  • Rich text on labels, fields, and text views
  • VoiceOver gestures
  • Control camera focus and exposure
  • Remote Web Inspector
  • CSS filters
  • Action Sheer
  • Web Audio API
  • Crossfade with CSS animation
  • Game Center in-app experience
  • Reminders
  • Video stabilization
  • Game groups
  • Bluetooth MAP support
  • Transit apps
  • In-app Bluetooth pairing
  • Face detection API
  • Inter-app audio
  • Frame drop data
  • Map Kit
  • Auto layout
  • State preservation
  • Pull to refresh on Table views
  • In-app purchase hosted content
  • Read and write image metadata
  • Collection views
  • In-app content purchases
  • Multi-route audio

Other

  • Location-based reminders for iPad
  • Autocorrection for every keyboard
  • Global network proxy for HTTP
  • Manual reorder of reminders
  • Lost Mode - send a phone number to lost device which can be called with single tap
  • Kernel ASLR
  • Manual location entry for reminders
  • Custom vibrations for alerts
  • VoiceOver improvements
  • App in Safari search results
  • IPv6 support for Wi-Fi and LTE
  • HDR improvements
  • French, German, and Spanish dictionaries
  • Word highlights for speak selection
  • Search all fields in Contacts
  • New iPad Clock app
  • Improved keyboard layouts
  • Made for iPhone hearing aids
  • Top title bar changes color with app
  • New dialer layout
  • New iPod app
  • Granular privacy control
  • iCloud-stored user dictionary
  • Updated sharing menu with large icons
  • Music ringtones
  • Redesigned App Store and iTunes
  • iTunes Match now streams music (rather than just download)

Extended functions for China

  • Baidu
  • Sina Weibo
  • Tudou
  • Youku
  • Improved text input
  • Dictionary
Source: Phonearena
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