Posted on 20 April 2012.
iOS 6 is making waves across the world. Apple fans are excited about it. Meanwhile its release date is not very far away
It has been barely one year when we got the iOS 5. Apple launched the current version of iOS at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, 2011. the new iPhone 4S and the new iPad run on that version. Now the world is looking forward to the next major update of iOS, possibly named iOS 6, which may come out at the WWDC 2012. as usual, Apple hasn’t yet revealed anything about the new iOS 6. But as per the Cupertino firm’s tradition, it may introduce the new version during its forthcoming developer conference. the highly anticipated iPhone 5 will be the first device to get the possible iOS 6. what new features and improvements the iOS 6 will have? here is a look into a few features that Apple fans wish to see in iOS 6.
Advanced multitasking capability: Apple first added multitasking capability to its iOS platform with the iOS 4 in 2010. It has been a great option for iDevice users to keep open several apps and switch between them at a time. Anyway, with iOS 5 and its slight updates, multitasking hasn’t been perfect so far. That is why Apple fans have been looking towards more advanced multitasking capabilities on the new iOS version.
Facial recognitionApple’s recent patent applications simply suggest that the company is working towards adding facial recognition feature to its iOS devices. apart from regular face unlock feature that you can see on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and others, iOS’ particular feature will make use of more intricate algorithms. It will be more intuitive that it can verify the level of attentiveness before unlocking a device. as whole, the facial recognition feature will boost the security of iDevices.
Increased Facebook and Twitter functionalityThe iOS 5 made iDevices highly rich to use social networking sites, especially Twitter. Using iOS 5, you can share images that are on the iOS gallery instantly to Twitter. Apple fans expect that the new iOS 6 will extend the particular feature to Facebook as well. furthermore, there is chance that the iOS 6 will enable you to share tweets and update Facebook through the Siri voice recognition feature.
Revamped SiriSiri, iPhone 4S’ intelligent personal assistant app, may certainly get a revamped version on iOS 6. Though announced along with iOS 5, Siri voice recognition app runs only on iPhone 4S. maybe, with the iOS 6, the hugely acclaimed voice feature may appear on iPad and iPod touch also. But there is no confirmed report on its likelihood. And more, Siri’s integration with the new iDevices is also related with their hardware.
“Unfortunately, the popular voice-activated personal assistant was available only for iPhone 4S users. Other users had to jailbreak the iPhone 4 to run Siri. Therefore considering the popularity of the feature, we would expect that iOS 6 would integrate Siri even more into the operating system, and make it available on more devices,” comments International Business Times.
Turn-by-Turn navigationThe new iOS version may also come with a map that will allow location-finding through the Global Positioning system (GPS). the feature will help users easily get directions for multiple routes at a time. It has been one of the much awaited features by Apple fans. as per rumors, for the feature Apple may work with either Google or MapQuest. “To introduce an accurate and user-friendly turn-by-turn map in iOS 6, it is possible that Apple will be working with either Google or MapQuest,” says Delaon of Planet Insane.
Streaming through iTunesThe new iOS 6 is rumored to allow streaming music through iTunes. Apple launched iTunes Match on iOS 5. It is an exclusive feature for users to back up their music files on iCloud. Currently there is no option for streaming music from iTunes. as per reports, Apple may launch a facility called the iCloud Music, which will let users stream music from iCloud.
These are only a few largely expected features expected to come on the new iOS 6 update. Apple fans wish to enjoy many more features and capabilities on iOS 6, which may come to market on the new iPhone 5. however, since it is all about Apple, we can’t really tell what the company will introduce to the new platform.
iOS 6 release date: features expected for iOS 6