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Inferior OS 6

My excitement about the latest IOS 6 version was short-lived as apple decided to promote its products more than satiating their customers.
Though disappointed, I shall try to provide an unbiased review.

  • Facebook Integration
  • Apple Maps
  • Mail
  • APP Store
  • SIRI
  • Cloud Improvements
  • Miscellaneous

Facebook Integration

Facebook integration has its own pros and cons.
You can now integrate your apple id with your facebook id.

This means that apps like photos, contacts, calendar could be shared on facebook with a single click.

Integrate Facebook on your iDevice –

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Just login here and you are good to go.

How does this help me ?
Ahh you can now share your photos, from your apple photos app…
Similarly a host of other apps are integrated.

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It also brings out other features like , liking apps, status update from notification center.

Apple Maps – ( biggest impact change in ios6)

With the Andriod OS , apple sees google more of a competitor than partner it seems. Apple has acquired a couple of mapping companies and partnered with mapping services like yelp.The result is an Apple map app. Though the 1st launch is much handsome than the primitive days of google maps it has its own lacking points.

I would rate this as a major change, as Maps is heavily used app.
Users still have access to google maps through browser.

1st look –

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The interface is clean and clear and the performance of app is fast.

3D Satellite look –

The 3d look and manual navigation is quite easy and user intuitive. The look and feel of buildings and structure is quite handsome.

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Pros –
– Good application from its 1st attempt.
– A competition for google would make both apps better.
– 3d navigation and directions are proper.
– fast and intuitive.
– partners with tom tom and yelp.
– turn by turn directions

Cons-
– search at times does not give proper results
– lots of countries are still missing all the features.
– the app needs lots of improvements.

Mail

Though a lot of mailing apps are competing on ios, i prefer the default mailing application.
IOS6 does add some important features, but those were more of missing features in previous app.
No good improvements as per expectations.

VIP Contacts –

This gives an option so that you do not miss out mails from important people.

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In App attachment…. A missing feature…

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APP Store –

App store has come up with a brand new look which is good but a bau enhancement which does not bring in any new utilities for the user.

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There are host of some good features added to the app store –
– updates shown on app store and their progress bar.
– a popup when you click on app.
– cleaner interface

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SIRI –

The much hyped, disappointing app.
Apple decides to bring it only on the new IPAD, not even IPAD 2, which has no good reason but performance which is ridiculously fooling the user.

The app has some support for restaurants,etc now but again only in a very few selected countries.
The list of limitations can be found on apple site at
http://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability/

Cloud Improvements – (sharing) ( Best IOS6 feature )

This has been really a good improvement and enhancement to its features. You can now store your photos and documents on icloud, something which would really help users to store and use important documents and photos on the move.

Settings tab

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Store documents and photos on ICloud.

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Photos can be similarly streamed.

You can access them from any of your idevices now.

Safari IOS integration cloud –

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Miscellaneous –

– Facetime over cellular network , a missing feature added.
– Better looking clock application, not sure if its worth mentioning.
– Passbook… Great concept, not properly launched, serious dounts if it would pick up.
– inapp itunes reveiw.
– Safari improvements for icloud ,jscript and sharing option.

Overall –
Below Average.

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