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iOS 6 features list detailed

by Nicole
June 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

200 new features were introduced by Apple in the iOS 6 at the WWDC 2012.

The guys at iMore have compiled a list of the changes brought by the new version of the iOS.

The iOS 6 will be officially unveiled this fall.

Here is the detailed list of the iOS 6 features. Updates will be added as new information becomes available.

Siri

• Sports scores (baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer)

• Italian Serie A
• English Premier League
• MLS
• French Ligue 1
• Spanish la Liga
• Dutch Eredivisie
• German Bundesliga
• MLB
• NCAA Football
• NFL
• NBA
• NCAA Basketball
• WNBA
• NHL

• Sport player stats
• Sport team rosters
• Sports league standings
• Sports game schedule
• Updated restaurant searches (type, price, Yelp reviews, distance, map, hours, phone number)
• OpenTable reservations for restaurants
• Movie listings per theatre
• Rotten Tomato moview reviews
• Movie facts
• Movie trailers
• Search by actor/actress
• Launch apps
• Send Tweet
• Update Facebook status
• Listen to notifications
• Eyes Free car integration (in the next year)
• International languages (Canada, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Korean, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China) and local search (all of the above plus countries with existing Siri functionality)
• Siri for iPad (new iPad only)

Cloud sync with OS X Mountain Lion

• Messages (with iMessage, pulled from the latest beta), Reminders, Notes
• Documents in the Cloud (Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Preview, Text Edit, plus developer SDK)
• Mail preferences pushed to iCloud
• iCloud Documents API improvements

Facebook

• Single sign-on
• Share from Photos, Safari, Maps, App Store, iTunes, Game Center
• Public API for developers
• Contact and Calendar integration

Phone

• Reply to incoming calls with message (preset or custom) or save reminder (timed or geofenced)
• New dialer layout

Notification Center

• Do not disturb toggle with fine-grain phone call exceptions, schedules, or allowing repeat calls
• Facebook and Twitter compose buttons

FaceTime

• Available over cellular
• Apple ID unified with phone number, enabling FaceTime or iMessage answering on iPad or Mac

Safari

• iCloud Tabs for Safari on other iOS devices and Macs
• Offline Reading List
• Photo uploads
• Smart App banners link to App Store or launches
• Fullscreen video in landscape

Photo Streams

• Shared Photo Streams with designated friends, includes comments
• Photo Stream pictures in Mac screensaver
• Photo Stream now a separate tab, not another album

Mail

• VIPs – designated contacts cause notifications, e-mails flagged with stars, separate inbox
• Flagged mailbox
• Attach photos in-line (finally)
• Open password-protected Office docs
• Per account signatures
• Fun new pull-to-refresh animation

Passbook

• Barcode collection for boarding passes, store cards, coupon, movie tickets
• Pops up on lock screen when you arrive
• Includes up-to-date-balance
• Boarding passes update with gate changes
• Synced to iCloud
• Cute deletion animation

Guided Access

• Disable certain app interactions with a circle
• Limit hardware buttons, touch, and motion control access
• Single-app mode

Maps

• Local search with 100 million business listings with Yelp reviews and pictures
• Crowd-sourced traffic data with incident reports
• Free turn-by-turn navigation with alternative route offers based on faster ETA
• Navigation viewable from lock screen
• Siri integration, finds spots along your route
• Flyover (3D buildings)
• Multitouch rotation, angle change, and zoom
• Powered by TomTom
• Pinch-out in maps goes to globe view

Game Center

• Game Center sync with OS X
• Cross-platform turn-based and realtime gaming between iOS and Mac
• Issue challenges to friends
• Find Facebook friends

Developer SDK

• Audio and video sampling during playback
• Pass Kit
• Rich text on labels, fields, and text views
• VoiceOver gestures
• Control camera focus and exposure
• Remote Web Inspector
• CSS filters
• Action Sheer
• Web Audio API
• Crossfade with CSS animation
• Game Center in-app experience
• Reminders
• Video stabilization
• Game groups
• Bluetooth MAP support
• Transit apps (Apple’s Maps doesn’t have its own, but opening doors to local devs)
• In-app Bluetooth pairing
• Face detection API
• Inter-app audio
• Frame drop data
• Map Kit
• Auto layout
• State preservation
• Pull to refresh on Table views
• In-app purchase hosted content
• Read and write image metadata
• Collection views
• In-app content purchases
• Multi-route audio

Other

• Location-based reminders for iPad
• Autocorrection for every keyboard
• Global network proxy for HTTP
• Manual reorder of reminders
• Lost Mode – send a phone number to lost device which can be called with single tap
• Kernel ASLR
• Manual location entry for reminders
• Custom vibrations for alerts
• VoiceOver improvements
• App in Safari search results
• IPv6 support for Wi-Fi and LTE
• HDR improvements
• French, German, and Spanish dictionaries
• Word highlights for speajk selection
• Search all fields in Contacts
• New iPad Clock app
• Improved keyboard layouts
• Made for iPhone hearing aids
• Extended functions for China
• Baidu
• Sina Weibo
• Tudou
• Youku
• Improved text input
• Dictionary
• Top title bar changes color with app
• New iPod app
• Granular privacy control
• iCloud-stored user dictionary
• Updated sharing menu with large icons
• Music ringtones, alarms
• Redesigned App Store and iTunes (can now view App Store screenshots in full screen)
• iTunes Match now streams music (rather than just download)
• Support for iPhone 3GS and later; iPad 2 and later, iPod touch 4th gen)
• Tilt changes reflection on slider buttons
• Spotlight now shows which folder apps are in
• Government alerts (AMBER and Emergency) in Notifications
• More and new Emojis
• Music preview banner overlays current screen
• Time since last full charge (usage, standby)
• Darker camera UI
• “New” banner on app icons after installation
• Update history in App Store
• 15 second skip playback controls for podcasts
• Hold navigation arrow in Safari for iPhone for history view
• “Enhanced” photos now add “-fixed” to file name.

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