At the iPhone 5 event, Apple showcased some of the new features that would come with its next major operating system. A few days later, this OS was released to the masses and it was reported that in the two weeks it had been out, more than 60 percent of iPhones had been updated to this latest mobile operating software, iOS 6. From the looks of it, an update to the software may be on its way in the near future and that Apple has already begun testing iOS 6.0.1 with various carrier partners in the US, a report by BGR states.
As per the report, the author Jonathon S Geller states, “iOS 6.0.1 should fix the horizontal lines bug on the screen when the keyboard or app folder is open, and it will also fix a problem with the camera’s flash not going off. The new software will improve Wi-Fi support, fix cellular data not working in some cases, add a consolidated cellular data switch for iTunes Match, fix a bug that allowed access to Passbook pass details from the lock screen, and also finally fix the bug that caused Exchange meetings to be unexpectedly cancelled for the entire calendar invite group.”
An update on its way
Apart from this, the author states that the reliable source within Apple who has informed him about this update has also stated that Apple has already started testing iOS 6.1. The author notes that it is not likely that Apple will sell the iPad mini with iOS 6.1 preinstalled but if it does happen then they will issue a release to other devices at a later date.
The biggest announcement by Apple at its event held earlier this month, apart from the iPhone 5, was iOS 6. The new version of the operating system comes packed with many features and is now officially available for download on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Apple has dropped iOS 6 support for the first generation iPad. iOS 6 can be downloaded directly on to your device through an over the air update, or you could let iTunes do your work for you by letting it download the update and install it on your iOS device.
One of the biggest changes to the operating system is the addition of Apple’s own Maps app, which has replaced Google Maps on iOS. The new Maps app has a built-in search for local points of interest, with over 100 million possible suggestions. Other features of the Maps app are navigation, routing, 3D Maps, satellite imagery – that wraps around the 3D Maps – and the ability to get directions directly through Siri.
Speaking of Siri, the virtual assistant has got some updates too. The new Siri update gives it the ability to display scores and rankings of your favourite sports teams, the ability to launch apps directly through Siri, and integration with the movie review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.
Safari has also received a major update – the ability to go full screen on the device by touching the arrows on the corners. Another major feature of the new Safari app is the ability to sync tabs between the desktop and iOS versions of Safari. This new feature is called iCloud Tabs. The new Mail app has also received some updates, including the ability to mark people as VIPs and the ability to flag certain mails for follow-ups.