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Apple introduces iOS 6, coming this fall

Apple today announced iOS 6, the latest version of its operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 6 will be compatible with the iPhone 3GS and later, second- and third-generation iPad, and fourth-generation iPod touch. It will contain over 200 new user features and will ship to consumers this fall; a developer preview is available today. Apple highlighted several of the new features during its WWDC Keynote Address; you can find more information on those select features by following the links below:

iOS 6: Siri comes to iPad, gains new features
iOS 6: Facebook integration coming to iOS, iTunes + App Stores
iOS 6: Enhancements to Phone, Do Not Disturb
iOS 6: FaceTime over cellular, Apple ID unification
iOS 6: Safari gains offline Reading List, image uploads
iOS 6: introduces Passbook
iOS 6: Shared Photo Streams, Mail improvements
iOS 6: Guided Access improves app experience for children
iOS 6: New Maps with traffic & turn-by-turn navigation

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Comments

1

Apple does it’s customary business practice of F-ing over early adopters. Less than 2 years after purchasing an $800 iPad 1,they’ve cut it loose.

F you Apple.

Posted by Tom on June 11, 2012 at 6:23 PM (CDT)

2

@ #1 wwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh

Posted by vultr3 on June 11, 2012 at 6:39 PM (CDT)

3

Kinda hard for me to get excited about iOS 6 with Facebook integration since it’ not coming out for another 6 months.  Facebook integration won’t be in Mountain Lion either until “Fall”.  Guess this means any new LTE iPhone won’t be out until “Fall”, which can mean any time up until Dec 21 when Winter officially begins.  Minor updates to existing laptops, one new doozy (Retina), and announcements of updates 6 months out don’t make for much of an “event”.

Posted by ggore on June 12, 2012 at 8:24 AM (CDT)

4

At least give us a decent trade-in value on a 1st gen products!

Posted by John on June 12, 2012 at 8:55 AM (CDT)

5

So IOS6 offers nothing new a JB’ed phone currently has (and more on a JB’ed may I add), roflmao

Posted by Mesanoche on June 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM (CDT)

6

829 dollars for an iPad 2 less than 6 months ago and Apple decides not to fully upgrade it when iOS 6 comes out.  Shame on you Apple!

Posted by Propertwb on June 12, 2012 at 6:18 PM (CDT)

7

Actually thanks, I really appreciate that they aren’t being held hostage by the iPad 1 and 2. Always eternally updating old machines makes it harder to move ahead. If they don’t have to worry about backwards compatility they can progress faster.

Posted by Anon on June 15, 2012 at 12:27 AM (CDT)

8

@Anon - When your less than 6 month old iPad is no longer being fully updated/upgraded will you still appreciate that Apple is not being held hostage?

I know I am not appreciative. I get that technology needs to move on but sometimes it has to look at what is still out. People aren’t going to want to buy a $500+ iPad that could possibly be thrown on the back burner just a few months after purchasing.

Posted by dogzombie on June 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM (CDT)

9

Well, at this point, I’m going to hold off on buying a new iPad - I’ll wait for the new new iPad early next year.  I’m just disappointed Siri won’t be available for the iPad 2.

Posted by Lee on June 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM (CDT)

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