Apple has just unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system iOS 6 at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in California. The release brings over 200 new features to Apple’s iPhone and iPad.
The notable feature in iOS 6 is the new in-house mapping service of Apple which was built from the scratch to compete with Google Maps. Apple Maps will be integrated with its voice recognition software Siri which will allow users to have turn-by-turn voice navigation. Moreover, users can have photo-realistic interactive 3D views on maps and can get real-time traffic updates.
Apple has also integrated iOS 6 with Facebook which will allow users to post photos and videos to their accounts without using the Facebook app. Users can also post status updates via Siri. In addition to that, iOS 6 will allow users to send and receive video FaceTime calls over a cellular network.
Other notable features include the shared photo stream, a new Passbook app which allows users to store boarding passes, tickets etc, a new photo upload feature and more.
Scott Forstall, Apple’s senior vice-president of iOS Software said, “iOS 6 continues the rapid pace of innovation that is helping Apple reinvent the phone and create the iPad category, delivering the best mobile experience available on any device.”
iOS 6 update will be rolled out in Apple’s devices in the coming months.