Apples iOS 6 operating system is launching in the fall. When its finally released on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, the operating system will deliver more than 200 features, according to Apple. Among them is a promise of better security, Facebook integration and an improved email.
By nearly all measures, and according to those who have used the operating system so far, the update is an important oneand something that consumers and enterprise users should be excited about.
Realizing that, it wont make too much sense to not upgrade to iOS 6. Yes, iOS 5 works well and its undoubtedly appealing or else folks wouldnt be using it, but Apple has a knack for making its latest updates awfully appealing. And for the vast majority of consumers and enterprise users, not upgrading to the new operating system would be a downright mistake.
1. Expect enhanced security
One of the nice things about Apples iOS updates is that they typically come with enhanced security. In this case, that means iOS 6 will do a better job of keeping your data out of the hands of cyber-criminals. Better security is always a good reason to upgrade.
2. Facebook integration for the social junkies
When Apple launched iOS 5, it included Twitter integration across its many applications. Now, though, Apple has offered up Facebook integration across iOS 6. What that means is users will be able to check in on Contacts and send out updates to their Timeline, all from within the built-in applications in iOS 6.
3. Siri for the iPad
When Apple launched the new iPad, the market hoped that it would work with Siri. However, the companys slate only delivered voice dictation. In iOS 6, however, Siri support is coming. If thats not a good enough reason to update the iPad with iOS 6, what is?
4. An all-new Maps
Apple has decided to ditch Google Maps in favor of its own mobile mapping solution. Simply dubbed Maps, the application comes with full 3D integration and some awfully nice visuals most users would like. Will it be better than Google Maps? Who knows? But its worth finding out.