The biggest tentpole feature is Maps. Pretty cool 3D modeling that allows zooming, tilt, and pan touch controls. Only a few of the largest cities are currently in the beta, so we'll have to see how much is covered once IOS 6 launches. Also with maps are turn-by-turn driving navigation. The navigation is pretty basic, at least right now, but functional. It looks to be a great built-in feature, however.
Siri is also getting an upgrade with added functions including opening apps. Siri can also now look up sports info, better restaurant data, and basic movie info.
Similar to Twitter, Apple looks to be integrating Facebook right into the OS. It will make for easier sharing of info without having to load up any of Facebook's apps. Similar on the social sharing side, Apple is expanding Photo Stream. Users will be able to share albums, people will be able to comment photos, and even view on the Web.
Passbook is a new organization app. It collects coupons, tickets, and other scannable items. It's a one stop shop for pretty much anything scannable it seems.
More new features include FaceTime over cellular data. Apple is also working to consolidate contact info by email, Apple ID, and phone numbers for easier contacts. Other features include a cool text response to phone calls, so if you can't take the call you can respond quickly via Messages. Mail and Safari also get some new features with a VIP inbox, inline photo/video attachments and for Safari include iCloud tabs, full screen landscape, and offline reading lists.
iOS 6 will be available for the iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, iPad 3rd Gen, iPad 2, and iPod touch 4G this fall.
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