Mobile and Wireless: iOS 6: 10 Useful Features iPhone, iPad Users Need to Check Out First

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-06-13 Print this article Print
Maps' Navigation

Maps' Navigation

Apple has decided to ditch Google Maps in iOS and replace it with its own Maps application. A key component in that is a navigation feature that helps users get turn-by-turn directions to a particular location or check out the traffic wherever they are traveling. Maps' Navigation may or may not be better than Google Maps was, but once iOS 6 launches, it will be one of the first things that users check out.
At the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 11, Apple unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS. Dubbed iOS 6, the operating system comes with more than 200 improvements that Apple says will make it the best version of the platform yet. Judging by what was shown off at the keynote, it might be difficult to argue with that. Apple's operating system finally comes with many of the features that today's consumers and enterprise users have been expecting for years. From an improved Mail to an all-new Maps application, the operating system is finally ready to make good on its promise of satisfying everyone who might want to use it. The following slides will examine some of the more important features that will make iOS 6 a winner in today's mobile marketplace. These are features that users are sure to want to try out first when the operating system launches in the fall. Take a look at this slide show to find out why some of iOS 6's new features are so impressive.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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