Apple’s new operating system iOS 6 will be released on the 19th of September and the company prides with over 200 new feature and the world’s largest collection of mobile apps. The new operating system will work on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
One of the most popular changes introduced in iOS6 is Facebook integration: users will be able to use the social network much easier, from anywhere in the operating system.
The Passbook app lets you keep track of boarding passes, movie or concert tickets or even coupons, and if you feel like you're lost in all the options, you can take a look at the Maps application, which will be replacing Google’s product. Maps has spoken turn-by-turn navigation and real-time traffic updates and features Flyover, an option to view major metro areas from the air with photo-realistic, interactive 3D views.
Siri, the virtual assistant, has also gotten a revamp and is getting smarter. Siri can now use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, check the latest scores and even post to your Facebook page. Apple is even working with car manufacturers to let Siri help you drive, giving you directions without having to take your eyes off the road: remains to be seen if Siri can take the heat, as the iPhone 4S version had some negative feedback.
FaceTime video enables users to make video calls using their Wi-Fi to other devices using iOS6 and the Safari browser lets you save pages for offline reading, with iCloud remembering which pages you were browsing to use on another Apple device.
Apple reminded at the September 12th event that it sold 400 million iOS devices only in the last quarter: the iOS 6 is bound to be a successful upgrade. Make sure to backup your iPhones before upgrading. If you are having problems though, our iPhone Backup Extractor has a new Pro version that now supports encrypted backups.