iOS 6: Announcement

The announcement of iOS 6 certainly cannot be called a revolution, and for me personally there is some not the most positive moment in this - after the death of Jobs, many thought that Apple would no longer be the same as before. And now, looking at the list of changes in the new version of the operating system for portable devices of the company, you involuntarily find yourself wondering if this is a harbinger of future extinction. It was possible to say year after year that Apple is licking iOS, adding new basic functions by a teaspoon, but these “year after year” last for almost five years. Serious changes in the latest version concerned, first of all, the visual component, the notification center is convenient, I use it all the time, but I can’t say that this is the height of logic, beauty and accuracy - in most cases this very center only brings confusion.

There is no breakthrough in iOS 6, moreover, those who use jailbroken devices have long been able to see some features. Strange as it may seem, but for me personally, the biggest plus of the new version is that the AppStore does not close when installing the application. If you have not used the AppStore, then you should know that iOS sometimes has outright nonsense. You have selected a program from the list, clicked "install", the store is minimized, and you have to open the AppStore again, go to the desired position to search for programs further. It's been that way for years, but now it's over, good! Let's see what will happen in the sixth version of something that has not happened before, and how to live with it.

Siri now supports even more languages, such as French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Chinese, and Cantonese. The system is optimized for use in fifteen countries, but Russia is not on the list, which is quite logical - our market is not a priority. Now Siri is on the iPad, the application looks beautiful, not like on the iPhone. You can dictate posts on Facebook, Twitter and do all sorts of other useful things, but I'm more interested in interacting with car manufacturers, a button on the steering wheel is being added for Siri, many manufacturers are already involved in the matter.

Facebook

After all, Apple agreed to install the Facebook application on iOS devices, which is good for all users of the social network, right in the settings you can set login data, publish statuses from the notification center, Siri, a number of basic programs, photos, browser, plus you can like the content in the AppStore, which will be reflected in the feed. I don't think Facebook's freestanding phone rumors are real in this light - why would a company do that if there's such a friendship with Apple.

Passbook

This program will obsolete many existing simple utilities in the AppStore for storing passes, because it has just such functionality. Everything here is done very interestingly, QR codes are visible on the screen, you can scan them at the airport or in another place where they are used. Here is the official information:

“The new Passbook app is the easiest way to collect all your passes in one place, like boarding passes and baseball tickets. Passbook allows you to scan your Brand New PROTECH 32” Fully HD Digital Satellite TV iPhone or iPod touch to redeem a coupon, enter a concert or check into your hotel. Passbook automatically displays your passes on the lock screen based on a specific time or place, so when you go to your favorite coffee shop, your loyalty card appears on the screen and you can swipe it to buy coffee or check your balance. Passbook can even alert you at the last minute about gate changes or flight delays at the airport.”

FaceTime

I've been using this feature a lot lately because some close friends are all over the world and FaceTime makes it so much easier to get in touch with each other - I didn't think I'd get so used to the program. The main change in iOS 6 is support for calls over cellular networks, separate from Wi-Fi. Naturally, if speed allows.

Do Not Disturb

A new mode that allows you to turn off the sound of calls and notifications for a certain time, the setting takes place in the settings, next to the time in the upper part of the display, the corresponding icon (half-moon) appears. You can allow calls from selected contacts, a wise system may miss a second call from the same number if you activate such a setting in the menu - obviously someone really wants something from you, since they call at four in the morning.

Reply with SMS and reminders

Another important thing that has long been known to many users of other devices is answering a call with a message. The “dialer” menu has changed, two items have appeared here, reply with a message or remind later. In the first case, you can quickly send an SMS like "I'll call you back later" (you can create your own). In the second case, choose the time when to remind you of the "rejected" call - and this can be both the time (that is, in an hour), and when you leave the place where you are, or get home. This is convenient, I constantly forget to call back.

Cards

For Russia, the changes are not particularly relevant, all these vector graphics are good to show off to friends, but when you are constantly moving by car, it would be better to have a fast and stable solution at hand with an accurate map. Here, in addition to three-dimensional streets, Turn-by-turn navigation appeared, traffic jams are still displayed. Improvements in maps in iOS 5 suit me personally so far, well, at least a couple of routes are offered, at least it better distinguishes which side of the road the car is on. I would like to believe that in iOS 6 maps will become at least faster, I don’t dream of anything else.

Mail

A number of innovations in Mail are a VIP mailbox for important messages (from important people), inserting photos and videos into emails has become faster, in order to receive mail, you need to pull the mailboxes down. I'm already used to how the mail looks now, although at first I didn't take this whole dump seriously - letters from three boxes in one tape, a nightmare. Now I can’t imagine how it could be otherwise.

Shared Photo Streams

Are you using a feature like Photo Stream? I personally do not, although, as practice shows, this can be useful. There is a story about how a woman lost her iPhone, and then began to see photos on other devices that the finder did. A strange person, there is no way to even look into the settings. In general, now you can quickly share photos with other devices, send "photo streams" to friends, share comments (in Apple it is fun called Add your two cents), but if the people you are sending the stream to do not use Apple technology, you can watch the stream in networks.

Changes in Safari

They promise optimization and high speed, browsing sites, photos from the network in full screen mode, support for offline reading list, close connection with iCloud - in general, nothing much new, the iOS browser is very good.

Guided Access

Hands are itching to write about protection against shkolota - yes, this same Access allows you to properly close many functions of an iOS device from playful hands. For example, start a book or a game, turn off the buttons - play, child, but don’t go where you didn’t ask. I will elaborate on this point when I get access to iOS6, I think there are many parents among the readers and it is very useful to know this.

Where it works

As always, iOS 6 is a free update for a whole family of Apple devices, including the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth generation). This will happen in the fall, the exact dates are not reported. Apparently, simultaneously with the start of sales of the iPhone 5. We'll wait, I personally am glad that the company does not discount even the old iPhone 3Gs.

There is no breakthrough in iOS 6, moreover, those who use jailbroken devices have long been able to see some features. Strange as it may seem, but for me personally, the biggest plus of the new version is that the AppStore does not close when installing the application. If you have not used the AppStore, then you should know that iOS sometimes has outright nonsense. You have selected a program from the list, clicked "install", the store is minimized, and you have to open the AppStore again, go to the desired position to search for programs further. It's been that way for years, but now it's over, good! Let's see what will happen in the sixth version of something that has not happened before, and how to live with it.

Siri now supports even more languages, such as French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Chinese, and Cantonese. The system is optimized for use in fifteen countries, but Russia is not on the list, which is quite logical - our market is not a priority. Now Siri is on the iPad, the application looks beautiful, not like on the iPhone. You can dictate posts on Facebook, Twitter and do all sorts of other useful things, but I'm more interested in interacting with car manufacturers, a button on the steering wheel is being added for Siri, many manufacturers are already involved in the matter.

Facebook

After all, Apple agreed to install the Facebook application on iOS devices, which is good for all users of the social network, right in the settings you can set login data, publish statuses from the notification center, Siri, a number of basic programs, photos, browser, plus you can like the content in the AppStore, which will be reflected in the feed. I don't think Facebook's freestanding phone rumors are real in this light - why would a company do that if there's such a friendship with Apple.

Passbook

This program will obsolete many existing simple utilities in the AppStore for storing passes, because it has just such functionality. Everything here is done very interestingly, QR codes are visible on the screen, you can scan them at the airport or in another place where they are used. Here is the official information:

“The new Passbook app is the easiest way to collect all your passes in one place, like boarding passes and baseball tickets. Passbook allows you to scan your Brand New PROTECH 32” Fully HD Digital Satellite TV iPhone or iPod touch to redeem a coupon, enter a concert or check into your hotel.Passbook automatically displays your passes on the lock screen based on a specific time or place, so when you go to your favorite coffee shop, your loyalty card appears on the screen and you can swipe it to buy coffee or check your balance. Passbook can even alert you at the last minute about gate changes or flight delays at the airport.”

FaceTime

I've been using this feature a lot lately because some close friends are all over the world and FaceTime makes it so much easier to get in touch with each other - I didn't think I'd get so used to the program. The main change in iOS 6 is support for calls over cellular networks, separate from Wi-Fi. Naturally, if speed allows.

Do Not Disturb

A new mode that allows you to turn off the sound of calls and notifications for a certain time, the setting takes place in the settings, next to the time in the upper part of the display, the corresponding icon (half-moon) appears. You can allow calls from selected contacts, a wise system may miss a second call from the same number if you activate such a setting in the menu - obviously someone really wants something from you, since they call at four in the morning.

Reply with SMS and reminder

Another important thing that has long been known to many users of other devices is answering a call with a message. The “dialer” menu has changed, two items have appeared here, reply with a message or remind later. In the first case, you can quickly send an SMS like "I'll call you back later" (you can create your own). In the second case, choose the time when to remind you of the "rejected" call - and this can be both the time (that is, in an hour), and when you leave the place where you are, or get home. This is convenient, I constantly forget to call back.

Cards

For Russia, the changes are not particularly relevant, all these vector graphics are good to show off to friends, but when you are constantly moving by car, it would be better to have a fast and stable solution at hand with an accurate map. Here, in addition to three-dimensional streets, Turn-by-turn navigation appeared, traffic jams are still displayed. Improvements in maps in iOS 5 suit me personally so far, well, at least a couple of routes are offered, at least it better distinguishes which side of the road the car is on. I would like to believe that in iOS 6 maps will become at least faster, I don’t dream of anything else.

Changes in Safari

They promise optimization and high speed, browsing sites, photos from the network in full screen mode, support for offline reading list, close connection with iCloud - in general, nothing much new, the iOS browser is very good.

Guided Access

Hands are itching to write about protection against shkolota - yes, this same Access allows you to properly close many functions of an iOS device from playful hands. For example, start a book or a game, turn off the buttons - play, child, but don’t go where you didn’t ask. I will elaborate on this point when I get access to iOS6, I think there are many parents among the readers and it is very useful to know this.

Where it works

As always, iOS 6 is a free update for a whole family of Apple devices, including the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth generation). This will happen in the fall, the exact dates are not reported. Apparently, simultaneously with the start of sales of the iPhone 5. We'll wait, I personally am glad that the company does not discount even the old iPhone 3Gs.

There is no breakthrough in iOS 6, moreover, those who use jailbroken devices have long been able to see some features. Strange as it may seem, but for me personally, the biggest plus of the new version is that the AppStore does not close when installing the application. If you have not used the AppStore, then you should know that iOS sometimes has outright nonsense. You have selected a program from the list, clicked "install", the store is minimized, and you have to open the AppStore again, go to the desired position to search for programs further. It's been that way for years, but now it's over, good! Let's see what will happen in the sixth version of something that has not happened before, and how to live with it.

Siri now supports even more languages, such as French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Chinese, and Cantonese. The system is optimized for use in fifteen countries, but Russia is not on the list, which is quite logical - our market is not a priority. Now Siri is on the iPad, the application looks beautiful, not like on the iPhone. You can dictate posts on Facebook, Twitter and do all sorts of other useful things, but I'm more interested in interacting with car manufacturers, a button on the steering wheel is being added for Siri, many manufacturers are already involved in the matter.

Facebook

After all, Apple agreed to install the Facebook application on iOS devices, which is good for all users of the social network, right in the settings you can set login data, publish statuses from the notification center, Siri, a number of basic programs, photos, browser, plus you can like the content in the AppStore, which will be reflected in the feed. I don't think Facebook's freestanding phone rumors are real in this light - why would a company do that if there's such a friendship with Apple.

Passbook

This program will obsolete many existing simple utilities in the AppStore for storing passes, because it has just such functionality. Everything here is done very interestingly, QR codes are visible on the screen, you can scan them at the airport or in another place where they are used. Here is the official information:

“The new Passbook app is the easiest way to collect all your passes in one place, like boarding passes and baseball tickets. Passbook allows you to scan your Brand New PROTECH 32” Fully HD Digital Satellite TV iPhone or iPod touch to redeem a coupon, enter a concert or check into your hotel.Passbook automatically displays your passes on the lock screen based on a specific time or place, so when you go to your favorite coffee shop, your loyalty card appears on the screen and you can swipe it to buy coffee or check your balance. Passbook can even alert you at the last minute about gate changes or flight delays at the airport.”

FaceTime

I've been using this feature a lot lately because some close friends are all over the world and FaceTime makes it so much easier to get in touch with each other - I didn't think I'd get so used to the program. The main change in iOS 6 is support for calls over cellular networks, separate from Wi-Fi. Naturally, if speed allows.

Do Not Disturb

A new mode that allows you to turn off the sound of calls and notifications for a certain time, the setting takes place in the settings, next to the time in the upper part of the display, the corresponding icon (half-moon) appears. You can allow calls from selected contacts, a wise system may miss a second call from the same number if you activate such a setting in the menu - obviously someone really wants something from you, since they call at four in the morning.

Reply with SMS and reminder

Another important thing that has long been known to many users of other devices is answering a call with a message. The “dialer” menu has changed, two items have appeared here, reply with a message or remind later. In the first case, you can quickly send an SMS like "I'll call you back later" (you can create your own). In the second case, choose the time when to remind you of the "rejected" call - and this can be both the time (that is, in an hour), and when you leave the place where you are, or get home. This is convenient, I constantly forget to call back.

Cards

For Russia, the changes are not particularly relevant, all these vector graphics are good to show off to friends, but when you are constantly moving by car, it would be better to have a fast and stable solution at hand with an accurate map. Here, in addition to three-dimensional streets, Turn-by-turn navigation appeared, traffic jams are still displayed. Improvements in maps in iOS 5 suit me personally so far, well, at least a couple of routes are offered, at least it better distinguishes which side of the road the car is on. I would like to believe that in iOS 6 maps will become at least faster, I don’t dream of anything else.

Mail

A number of innovations in Mail are a VIP mailbox for important messages (from important people), inserting photos and videos into emails has become faster, in order to receive mail, you need to pull the mailboxes down. I'm already used to how the mail looks now, although at first I didn't take this whole dump seriously - letters from three boxes in one tape, a nightmare. Now I can’t imagine how it could be otherwise.

Shared Photo Streams

Are you using a feature like Photo Stream? I personally do not, although, as practice shows, this can be useful. There is a story about how a woman lost her iPhone, and then began to see photos on other devices that the finder did. A strange person, there is no way to even look into the settings. In general, now you can quickly share photos with other devices, send "photo streams" to friends, share comments (in Apple it is fun called Add your two cents), but if the people you are sending the stream to do not use Apple technology, you can watch the stream in networks.

Changes in Safari

They promise optimization and high speed, browsing sites, photos from the network in full screen mode, support for offline reading list, close connection with iCloud - in general, nothing much new, the iOS browser is very good.

Guided Access

Hands are itching to write about protection against shkolota - yes, this same Access allows you to properly close many functions of an iOS device from playful hands. For example, start a book or a game, turn off the buttons - play, child, but don’t go where you didn’t ask. I will elaborate on this point when I get access to iOS6, I think there are many parents among the readers and it is very useful to know this.

Where it works

As always, iOS 6 is a free update for a whole family of Apple devices, including the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth generation). This will happen in the fall, the exact dates are not reported. Apparently, simultaneously with the start of sales of the iPhone 5. We'll wait, I personally am glad that the company does not discount even the old iPhone 3Gs.

Conclusions

The iPhone and iPad versions will be slightly different, as always. Probably, a number of non-obvious points, changes will pop up already when the final version of iOS 6 appears, now, if desired, you can put an option for developers. Some icons have been changed, wallpapers have been added, the store interface has changed - as colleagues say, not for the better. The licking continues and Apple is apparently more concerned with the quality than the quantity of new chips - so that the whole huge family receives an update on time, so that users do not rack their brains on how to update, so that even iPhone 3Gs owners do not feel offended. It is a pity that there is no Siri for Russia. Now it remains to wait for the autumn announcement of the iPhone 5 and new iPods.

iOS 6: Announcement

The announcement of iOS 6 certainly cannot be called a revolution, and for me personally there is some not the most positive moment in this - after the death of Jobs, many thought that Apple would no longer be the same as before. And now, looking at the list of changes in the new version of the operating system for portable devices of the company, you involuntarily find yourself wondering if this is a harbinger of future extinction. It was possible to say year after year that Apple is licking iOS, adding new basic functions by a teaspoon, but these “year after year” last for almost five years. Serious changes in the latest version concerned, first of all, the visual component, the notification center is convenient, I use it all the time, but I can’t say that this is the height of logic, beauty and accuracy - in most cases this very center only brings confusion.

Facebook

After all, Apple agreed to install the Facebook application on iOS devices, which is good for all users of the social network, right in the settings you can set login data, publish statuses from the notification center, Siri, a number of basic programs, photos, browser, plus you can like the content in the AppStore, which will be reflected in the feed. I don't think Facebook's freestanding phone rumors are real in this light - why would a company do that if there's such a friendship with Apple.

Passbook

This program will obsolete many existing simple utilities in the AppStore for storing passes, because it has just such functionality. Everything here is done very interestingly, QR codes are visible on the screen, you can scan them at the airport or in another place where they are used. Here is the official information:

“The new Passbook app is the easiest way to collect all your passes in one place, like boarding passes and baseball tickets. Passbook allows you to scan your Brand New PROTECH 32” Fully HD Digital Satellite TV iPhone or iPod touch for coupon redemption, concert access or hotel check-in. Passbook automatically displays your passes on the lock screen based on a specific time or place, so when you go to your favorite coffee shop, your loyalty card appears on the screen and you can swipe it to buy coffee or check your balance. Passbook can even alert you at the last minute about gate changes or flight delays at the airport.”

Do Not Disturb

A new mode that allows you to turn off the sound of calls and notifications for a certain time, the setting takes place in the settings, next to the time in the upper part of the display, the corresponding icon (half-moon) appears. You can allow calls from selected contacts, a wise system may miss a second call from the same number if you activate such a setting in the menu - obviously someone really wants something from you, since they call at four in the morning.

Reply with SMS and reminders

Another important thing that has long been known to many users of other devices is answering a call with a message. The “dialer” menu has changed, two items have appeared here, reply with a message or remind later. In the first case, you can quickly send an SMS like "I'll call you back later" (you can create your own). In the second case, choose the time when to remind you of the "rejected" call - and this can be both the time (that is, in an hour), and when you leave the place where you are, or get home. This is convenient, I constantly forget to call back.

Cards

For Russia, the changes are not particularly relevant, all these vector graphics are good to show off to friends, but when you are constantly moving by car, it would be better to have a fast and stable solution at hand with an accurate map. Here, in addition to three-dimensional streets, Turn-by-turn navigation appeared, traffic jams are still displayed. Improvements in maps in iOS 5 suit me personally so far, well, at least a couple of routes are offered, at least it better distinguishes which side of the road the car is on. I would like to believe that in iOS 6 maps will become at least faster, I don’t dream of anything else.

Mail

A number of innovations in Mail are a VIP mailbox for important messages (from important people), inserting photos and videos into emails has become faster, in order to receive mail, you need to pull the mailboxes down. I'm already used to how the mail looks now, although at first I didn't take this whole dump seriously - letters from three boxes in one tape, a nightmare. Now I can’t imagine how it could be otherwise.

Shared Photo Streams

Are you using a feature like Photo Stream? I personally do not, although, as practice shows, this can be useful. There is a story about how a woman lost her iPhone, and then began to see photos on other devices that the finder did. A strange person, there is no way to even look into the settings. In general, now you can quickly share photos with other devices, send "photo streams" to friends, share comments (in Apple it is fun called Add your two cents), but if the people you are sending the stream to do not use Apple technology, you can watch the stream in networks.

Changes in Safari

They promise optimization and high speed, browsing sites, photos from the network in full screen mode, support for offline reading list, close connection with iCloud - in general, nothing much new, the iOS browser is very good.

Guided Access

Hands are itching to write about protection against shkolota - yes, this same Access allows you to properly close many functions of an iOS device from playful hands. For example, start a book or a game, turn off the buttons - play, child, but don’t go where you didn’t ask. I will elaborate on this point when I get access to iOS6, I think there are many parents among the readers and it is very useful to know this.

Where it works

As always, iOS 6 is a free update for a whole family of Apple devices, including the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth generation). This will happen in the fall, the exact dates are not reported. Apparently, simultaneously with the start of iPhone 5 sales. We will wait, I am personally glad that the company does not discount even the old iPhone 3Gs.

Conclusions

The iPhone and iPad versions will be slightly different, as always. Probably, a number of non-obvious points, changes will pop up already when the final version of iOS 6 appears, now, if desired, you can put an option for developers. Some icons have been changed, wallpapers have been added, the store interface has changed - as colleagues say, not for the better. The licking continues and Apple is apparently more concerned with the quality than the quantity of new chips - so that the whole huge family receives an update on time, so that users do not rack their brains on how to update, so that even iPhone 3Gs owners do not feel offended. It is a pity that there is no Siri for Russia. Now it remains to wait for the autumn announcement of the iPhone 5 and new iPods.