Apple Announces iOS 6, With New Maps, Facebook Integration And More


Apple has announced the next major version of their mobile OS, iOS 6 which will be released in the fall and it comes with a wide range of new features, which include Apple’s new Maps software that we have been hearing about over the last few weeks.

As well as the new Maps, iOS 6 also comes with some new features for Siri, including support for additional languages, and Facebook integration into iOS for Contacts and Calendar, you will also be able to post direct to Facebook from Apple’s Notification Center in iOS.

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“iOS 6 continues the rapid pace of innovation that is helping Apple reinvent the phone and create the iPad category, delivering the best mobile experience available on any device,” said Scott Forstall, Apple’s senior vice president of iOS Software. “We can’t wait for hundreds of millions of iOS users to experience the incredible new features in iOS 6 including the new Maps app, expanded Siri support, deep Facebook integration, Shared Photo Streams and the innovative new Passbook app.”

Apple have yet to give an exact release date for iOS 6, all we know is the fall of 2012, although we suspect it will be some time in September or October when Apple launches this years iPhone.

Apple now offers two versions of the iPad, the iPad 2 and iPad 3, have a look at the difference between the iPad 2 and iPad 3.

Source Apple