We had been waiting in anticipation for the first day of WWDC, and although we secretly hoped for a surprise new iPhone, we're happy with the new iOS features Apple has unveiled. The iOS 6 beta is available for developers in on the Apple Developer Center. Everyone else will have to wait until the autumn.
News from WWDC: Smarter Siri, Facebook integration, shared Photo Streams, Apple Maps
iOS 6 is set to ship with the following new features and enhancements:
Facebook integration – You can share your location from Maps, post a photo from Camera or Photos, post links from Safari and much more. And you only need to sign in once.
Smarter, polyglot Siri – More languages are added to Siri language support including Italian, French, German, Spanish, Korean. Plus, Siri is now available for iPad and has new features like searching for movies, launching apps, seeing stats for a favourite team player, searching for restaurants by rating. It's good to see we've been right on many of these changes.
Shared Photo Stream – Limited in the past, you can now share your photos with the people you want and they can comment and like your photos. Shared photo streams don't count against your iCloud storage and you can share as much as you want!
Facetime – we had Facetime over Wi-Fi, but now we get Facetime over cellular networks as well, so you can make calls from your iPad using your phone number. Wherever you are, Facetime is available for you!
Passbook - integrates all your ticket apps in one place. Many might think that this is just Google Wallet in a better interpretation, but we're happy to see this available for us, so thank you Apple! Your boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more will be safe in your Passbook!
Apple Maps – we already knew that Apple wants to put an end to Google Maps and pick an in-house solution Maps, but seeing this done on the iOS 6 beta is cool. Turn-by-turn GPS, spoken directions, Siri integration, traffic layers, 3D view…
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