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Apple on Monday took the wraps off of its next-generation mobile operating system, iOS 6, which packs more than 200 new features, including new functionality for Siri, and system-wide integration with Facebook, launching this fall.

Apple's iOS software chief, Scott Forstall, showed off some of the new features at Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, including the ability to query Siri for sports scores, dinner reservations with OpenTable, and movie times via RottenTomatoes.

Siri can now also be used to launch Applications. Forstall demonstrated onstage asking the voice control software to play the game "Temple Run," and it opened on the iPhone. Users can also post messages to Twitter by using their phone.

Language support for Siri has also been improved with Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese and more.

When it launches this fall, iOS 6 will be compatible with the second- and third-generation iPads; the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S; and the fourth-generation iPod touch.

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Facebook integration will also go system-wide with iOS 6. Much like with the existing Twitter integration, users simply log in to their Facebook account in the iOS settings application, and users can quickly post to their account or share music, applications or photos with their friends.

Facebook events and birthdays will also appear in the iOS calendar. Users will also be able to "like" applications on the App Store.

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"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,"Forstall said. "We can?t wait for hundreds of millions of iOS users to experience the incredible new features in iOS 6 including the new Maps app, expanded Siri support, deep Facebook integration, Shared Photo Streams and the innovative new Passbook app."

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Enhancements have also been made to the native phone application in iOS. When declining a call, users are given the option to send a quick message to the person calling, or ask to be reminded later of the call. Quick messages are available to select such as "I'll call you later" or "I'm on my way."

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Another addition called "Do Not Disturb" allows users to choose a set time range where notifications and alerts are silenced completely. This feature is customizable to allow calls from certain people to come through during those hours.

With iOS 6, users will also be able to make FaceTime video calls over cellular data networks, and are no longer required to be connected to Wi-Fi. The phone number and Apple ID have also been unified, so if someone sends a FaceTime request to a phone number, it can still be answered on an iPad or Mac.

Enhancements for Safari in iOS 6 include iCloud Tabs, which allows users to view and sync websites across a range of devices, as well as the ability to upload photos from directly within Safari on popular websites. Safari will also gain fullscreen support in landscape mode.

iOS 6 Safari iCloud tabs


PhotoStream has also been enhanced with new sharing features that allow users to share specific pictures or entire albums with others. The social networking style serve will also let users comment on and like photos shared via PhotoStream.

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And Mail for iOS will receive a new feature called VIPs, which allows users to specify people whose e-mails are of high priority. These flagged messages will show up in their own separate inbox.

iOS 6 Safari iCloud tabs


Mail in iOS 6 also adds the ability to easily insert pictures and videos when composing a message, and users can also pull down on the app to refresh and check for messages.
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Full blown war with Google.

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But is Siri still considered a Beta feature?
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I'll assume that there will be a "Disable Facebook and Anything To Do With It" toggle switch somewhere in iOS6...

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I'll assume that there will be a "Disable Facebook and Anything To Do With It" toggle switch somewhere in iOS6...

 

Yes, it's called "don't use it".

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Still no Siri for the iPhone 4, even though there is no real hardware limitation.

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Total. Frigging. Crap.

 

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WOW.  Iphone now integrated with Facebook!  Is there any end to the magic Apple is putting out 3 years later than everyone else?

 

If I was Tim Cook, I would be ashamed to stand on stage and actually announce this; its so behind the times.

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Apple's stock wasup most of the day and now it's down $3 and change. Obviously the market is 'meh' on these updates. FB integration not a big deal. 3D maps are cool but turn by turn navigation is something the iPhone should have had for years now so that doesn't really wow anyone. And nothing related to Apple TV. Once again the hype is so much greater than what Apple can/decides to deliver.
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Apple's stock wasup most of the day and now it's down $3 and change. Obviously the market is 'meh' on these updates.

 

Obviously you don't know what happens after every keynote they've ever done.

 

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Once again the hype is so much greater than what Apple can/decides to deliver.

 

Just like every single year.

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no mac pros! ahhh

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Total. Frigging. Crap. I think I can say that now.

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Why crap? No support for iPad v1.0? It doesn't make me happy either but look this kind of unsupported hardware is a necessary evil if we want to push the envelop. I do find it quite odd that the 3GS is still in the hunt especially given the hardware would seem to be well below that of the iPad 1st gen.

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Why crap? No support for iPad v1.0? It doesn't make me happy either but look this kind of unsupported hardware is a necessary evil if we want to push the envelop. I do find it quite odd that the 3GS is still in the hunt especially given the hardware would seem to be well below that of the IPad 1st gen.

 

The 3GS is older and it gets support. It will be four frigging years old when they stop selling it.

 

Don't give me the "push the envelope" crap if that thing is still sitting there. lol.gif

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R.I.P MAC PRO 

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Still no Siri for iphone 4 users?  That's pretty stupid.. I'm not upgrading my phone for that feature.  Also - Bring Siri to OS X!

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Yeah, a little pissed about the exclusion of the 1st gen iPad... At least support it until the 4th gen comes out...

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Still no Siri for iphone 4 users?  That's pretty stupid.. I'm not upgrading my phone for that feature.

 

It's a good thing absolutely everything else in the iPhone 4S was changed too, huh?

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WOW.  Iphone now integrated with Facebook!  Is there any end to the magic Apple is putting out 3 years later than everyone else?

 

If I was Tim Cook, I would be ashamed to stand on stage and actually announce this; its so behind the times.

 

Talk about not being able to see the forrest through the tree....

 

You pick that as a negative -- while there is sooooo much good in iOS 6.   Siri learning sports is brilliant.  Map enhancements are extraordinary.

 

The whole computer, cloud, mobile integration is something that no competitor can offer.

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Probably the most interesting thing for me is passbook. But beyond that there's a lot of been there done that.

 

Hate to say it but.....seems like a lot of Android features made it in

 

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Video chat over cellular

Launch apps using voice commands (been in android forever)

offline reading list

sharing

 

.........surprised really, thought with all thats going on Apple would stay far from adopting android features. 

 

Kinda surprised we didn't see more custimaztions for the user (I just want to change the color of my keyboard, is that too much to ask?), at a glance notifications and a burst mode for the camera like in android phones as well....maybe in iphone 5. 

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Talk about not being able to see the forrest through the tree....

 

You pick that as a negative -- while there is sooooo much good in iOS 6.   Siri learning sports is brilliant.  Map enhancements are extraordinary.

 

The whole computer, cloud, mobile integration is something that no competitor can offer.

 

Actually Android can do the Cloud integration and it works on more than just the Mac platform.

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Damn, looks like Siri is still in beta form, and that probably means no dedicated Siri button on the next iPhone. Looks like there were a lot of cool announcements though, can't wait to watch the the keynote later. I think keeping the 3GS around is going to be a great way for Apple to continue expansion into developing markets without sacrificing margins. Go Apple!

   

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Damn, looks like Siri is still in beta form, and that probably means no dedicated Siri button on the next iPhone.

 

Why would there ever be a dedicated button?

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It's a good thing absolutely everything else in the iPhone 4S was changed too, huh?

 



I don't see your point.  The OS will be the same across all of the phones with iOS 6.  I like the enhancements of iOS 6.. but they are continuing to limit Siri to the 4S (on the phone side of things).. I could care less about the ipad.  I don't have a purpose for one.

 

I want Siri on the iphone 4 - and it's total BS that it's exclusive  to the 4S in the cell phone line.

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Actually Android can do the Cloud integration and it works on more than just the Mac platform.

 

 

Actually, Android can integrate with the cloud but Google/Android has no desktop OS or repository of desktop apps to integrate with -- kinda' like a threesome where only two people show up (both with the same feature set).

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I don't see your point.  The OS will be the same across all of the phones with iOS 6.  I like the enhancements of iOS 6.. but they are continuing to limit Siri to the 4S (on the phone side of things).. I could care less about the ipad.  I don't have a purpose for one.

 

I want Siri on the iphone 4 - and it's total BS that it's exclusive  to the 4S in the cell phone line.

 

I mean for the argument of upgrading.

 

It's equally laughable that iOS 6 isn't on the first-gen iPad, despite it being on the iPhone 3GS.

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For anyone complaining that there is no hardware limitation with the iPhone 4 and Siri, there technically is. The iPhone 4S A5 has an integrated Audience noise canceling chip. Not the biggest deal in the world, but if apple wasn't satisfied with the results, they probably decided to not include Siri. Also Siri is the main selling point of the 4S, so maybe its possible with the release of the new iPhone, but I doubt it all the same due to the technical minor hardware limitation.

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For anyone complaining that there is no hardware limitation with the iPhone 4 and Siri, there technically is. The iPhone 4S A5 has an integrated Audience noise canceling chip.

 

Jailbreaking has proven that doesn't impede anything.

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Why would there ever be a dedicated button?

Just think about it for a sec, with continually expanding function and APIs (I guess not 'till iOS 7), you would be able to do so much without leaving the lock screen, or even looking at your phone. I think it could be very handy.

   

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Actually, Android can integrate with the cloud but Google/Android has no desktop OS or repository of desktop apps to integrate with -- kinda' like a threesome where only two people show up (both with the same feature set).

 

It can integrate just fine with the 2 most-prevalent OS's available: Mac OS and Windows. They don't need their own OS.

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no mac pros! ahhh

Yep, just not mentioned. On Apple Store now

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Jailbreaking has proven that doesn't impede anything.


Damn right - I'm not planning to jailbreak my phone to get Siri.  I also know it's a huge selling point for the 4S.  But come on.. the people who don't want to shell out $700 to get the new phone because of a non-expired contract with their cell provider... those people (like me) want that feature. 

 

Siri support limited to the 4S is crap.  It should also be on OS X.  I want to be able to talk to my computer to help me find stuff.  There can't be any arguement that my macbook isn't "powerful" enough, or have the "current chip" to allow me to use Siri on it.

 

Anyone else like to see Siri on Mountain Lion?

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Total. Frigging. Crap.

 

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I think I can say that now.

What's wrong, you expect Apple to keep providing OS updates limited by the lowest common denominator being your old hardware?

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So to use Do Not Disturb do you have to go through the whole Settings ritual like changing WiFi etc.? If so, why would they make something that you want to use on the fly so buried? Widgets anyone?

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Just think about it for a sec, with continually expanding function and APIs (I guess not 'till iOS 7), you would be able to do so much without leaving the lock screen, or even looking at your phone. I think it could be very handy.

 

What about holding the home button while on lock screen to access Siri?

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Just think about it for a sec…

 

I did. Apple doesn't like buttons.

 

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Anyone else like to see Siri on Mountain Lion?

 

I don't see it happening until 10.9. They talked about Dictation in OS X, and they wouldn't have done that had they not expected Siri at all.

 

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What's wrong, you expect Apple to keep providing OS updates limited by the lowest common denominator being your old hardware?

 

I expect Apple to give users more than 14 months of support. Particularly when they give their OTHER users four years of support.

 

If you think that's unreasonable, better take a gander at other device manufacturers.

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It can integrate just fine with the 2 most-prevalent OS's available: Mac OS and Windows. They don't need their own OS.

 

 

 

How do I integrate iWork, iLife, iMovie, iTunes/iCloud match with my iPhones and iPads using Google/Android?  

 

We have over 10,000 songs on iCloud accessible on all our iDevices as if they were stored on the iDevice.

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I just figured this out, with integrated Facebook it will be faster to post I don't want to be disturbed to friends than the multiple steps of digging through the settings to turn on the new feature. Cool.

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How do I integrate iWork, iLife, iMovie, iTunes/iCloud match with my iPhones and iPads using Google/Android?  

 

We have over 10,000 songs on iCloud accessible on all our iDevices as if they were stored on the iDevice.

I don't use a Mac, so I have no idea what iWork, iLife, or iMovie are.

 

I can easily have Google Music store my iTunes purchases.

 

I can't imagine paying for my music twice by paying for iTunes Match. I already bought the CD's. Why should I pay another fee?  There is no such fee with Google.

 

Keep in mind I own an iPhone and when the next one comes out, I'll buy that one too. I think they are better all-around devices than the Android devices. But the "Apple has iCould" argument just doesn't wash for me, since iCloud is so closed.

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Damn right - I'm not planning to jailbreak my phone to get Siri.  I also know it's a huge selling point for the 4S.  But come on.. the people who don't want to shell out $700 to get the new phone because of a non-expired contract with their cell provider... those people (like me) want that feature. 

Siri support limited to the 4S is crap.  It should also be on OS X.  I want to be able to talk to my computer to help me find stuff.  There can't be any arguement that my macbook isn't "powerful" enough, or have the "current chip" to allow me to use Siri on it.

Anyone else like to see Siri on Mountain Lion?

Siri is already non-functional at certain times of the day and on weekends, probably because all the 4S yuppies are trying to find their way to the next party. If they allow all the iPhone 4 riffraff in, it will really be unusable :-) Wait till they build it out more.
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How do I integrate iWork, iLife, iMovie, iTunes/iCloud match with my iPhones and iPads using Google/Android?  

 

We have over 10,000 songs on iCloud accessible on all our iDevices as if they were stored on the iDevice.


You essentially could do most of that between Google Music and Google Drive, not that I'm suggesting it's superior. 

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