Monday, June 25, 2012

Coming to iOS 6 later this year

  • A 'do not disturb' feature that will temporarily stop notifications from lighting the screen or buzzing while you sleep. I could have used this feature while I was in San Diego.
  • Facetime over 3G.
  • When you get an incoming call, you have the option to set a reminder to call that person back if you're busy. You can also send him or her a pre-written text.
  • Built-in Facebook integration. Although, you may not like just how much the Facebook integration will do: Sync your FB friends with Contacts; Sync your FB events with Calendar. Not too keen on that.
  • Improvements to Siri. Hopefully that also means it will work better in Canada. My sources say it will - time will tell. Certain car companies will be making Siri (on your phone) available via a button on the steering wheel.
  • New maps app. Apple is ditching its partnership with Google Maps. All I can say is that Canada maps better be good or there will be some serious letter writing to Apple. I've already heard that there will be no transit directions built-in. That makes it less usable than Google Maps already.
  • Passbook will be a one-stop app that stores your gift cards, airplane passes, and even concert or sporting event tickets. Ditto with the Canadian support.

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