After Twitter was tied into iOS 5, this has become Apple’s next step towards social network integration. The company knows the current fad is social networks. So, you have to sign into your Facebook account once and the device allows posting from Notification Center, Siri and Facebook enabled apps, such as Photos, Safari and Maps. It syncs all the information about your Facebook friends across all other iOS devices, and also automatically updates details in Contacts (if a friend changes any contact detail).
Social integration with Facebook....
With Passbook, Apple lets you transform the device into a handbag carrying all your important documents. It keeps all tickets, boarding passes, air tickets and even passes to events that you are attending in your phone-pouch. This app will be very handy for frequent travellers.
Apple has also strengthened its web browser in the newest version of its operating system. Safari for iOS 6 comes with a redesigned sharing menu and Apple has made it icon-based this time. It also includes the ability to sync with tabs across other iCloud devices and read items from Reading Lists offline.
The rivalry between Apple and Google is said to intensify as Apple has come up with its own Maps application powered by TomTom. The app brings in some nifty features, like turn-by-turn navigation, real time traffic, and Flyover mode (said to be in 3D Mode) that transforms the normal satellite view into a 3D photographic model and shows a realistic view of the city (only U.S cities, for now). Siri integration within the Maps spruces the navigation functionality further.
Sharing made simpler...
Apple’s iCloud functionality takes another step forward as iOS 6 enables PhotoStream shares. This feature allows quick and easy sharing of photos with a group of other users. All one needs to do is select the photo/photos, find "Photo Stream" in the share menu and add contacts. This collection of photos can be made private or can be set to invisible. Your friends can even comment on your photos and vice versa.
iOS 6 is expected to roll out in the next two months. This new OS will be compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, new iPad and fourth generation iPod Touch. Needless to say, some of these new features will not be made available to all the mentioned devices.