While many Apple users have embraced the company’s new operating system with relish, some are still reluctant. There are, however, many reasons why this fruit is too good to ignore. Inertia, fear of the new, or bad PR, all these excuses have been cited as reasons by users not to take up Apple’s new operating system.
Although, there have been a couple of teething problems, most notably the well-publicised failure of Apple Maps to replace Google Maps, it is by no means a sign that either iOS6 or Apple has lost its way. With over 200 new features on the iOS6, there are more than ample advantages to sway the most change-averse consumer. The update is available for iPhone 3GS and up, iPad 2 and up as well as the fourth generation iPod touch.
Siri-ously good chat
Siri first broke onto the scene with the iPhone 4s. Whilst, the Siri lady’s dulcet tones may keep loneliness at bay, there was a general feeling that Siri could do with a bit more substance. However, the recent upgrade is bound to impress sports fans and movie buffs alike as Siri can now update you on sport scores, including live ones, and movie times. Date nights have never been so easy! She is also now available for the iPad.
Sleep easier at night
These guys aren’t a touch on Apple’s new Do Not Disturb feature. Sleeping has never been so interruption free since my army of fans – my mum and gran – have had their crack of dawn calls effectively handled by this new feature that turns off calls and notifications. Times can be preset if you have that increasingly rare benefit of regular sleeping times. Work and umm, err play time can also be protected – all I need now is a girlfriend. In the event of an emergency or a mother’s hysteria (sorry again mum) then you can customise the app to allow calls from a select few of your dearest and your overzealous boss (thank the lord, I’m not a lawyer).
No compatibility issues
The upgrade works great on all models, including my beloved iPhone 3GS. In particular, a fair few bugs that were present with the iOS5 and the 3GS have been resolved. The overall performance on my 3GS is now much better. It runs faster with noticeably less hiccoughs. As a result, the upgrade is worth it simply for the improved functionality alone and you also get the added benefit of a host of new features!
The upgrade will still be streetwise
Apple Maps may not have found its way yet, but it is bound to navigate its way past its initial troubled beginning. In any case, there are several other alternatives available for navigation and Google Maps addicts can rest assured that the app will soon be available for iOS 6 as well.
Care about sharing
Sharing is caring. That is why the new upgrade uses a simple “Share” button to allow users to make content easily available through the usual social media options as well as email. The interface is fast and simple, and also works with the webpages you visit between your iPad and iPhone devices.
Hasta la vista baby
Vistas on your iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 never looked so majestic with the new Panorama mode available with iOS 6. Your panoramic shots of beautiful views and rockin’ festivals will be the envy of all your friends
Apple does it again
The brains at Apple have once again understood what their customers want. The basic facilities such as answering phone calls, receiving and sending email, and using social media sites have all been tweaked to give the user better control. I am a particular fan of being able to message somebody instead of answering a call – why does it always seem like there is a deadline looming around the corner? The update is simply very, very savvy. Real thought has gone into understanding how we use our smart phones and how to make our lives more convenient and more fun.
About Author: Jaime Wills is a tech-savvy entrepreneur who’s always up to date with the innovative trends from O2 and similar national and international brands. When she’s not busy with the demands of her flourishing business, she likes to wax enthusiastic about Apple products with their user-friendly and highly aesthetic interfaces.
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