SOFTWARE: iOS 6
The iPhone 5 will run Apple’s new iOS 6 operating system. iOS is
easier to use as unlike Android and other platforms there is no hidden menu or options. All apps are laid out scattered across the
homescreens and users can make folders just by dragging and placing the app icon over another. The biggest plus point of own
ing an Apple device is the instant availability of updates. The minute Apple rolled out the iOS 6, the update was available to all Apple users across the globe, irrespective of the device and country. Here is what the iOS 6 brings to the table.
FACEBOOK INTEGRATION: Social network integration is a must in any smartphone today. After integrating Twitter in iOS 5, Apple has now opened the doors for Facebook integration. Now users will be able to share photos, update status without having to log
into the app. MAPS: With iOS 6, Apple has dropped Google Maps and replaced it with its own Maps. Maps offer turn-by-turn navigation and a new 3D feature called ‘Flyover’. However, unlike Google Maps, the new mapping software lacks details and features. It does not
support turn-by-turn direction in India. SIRI: The intelligent voice assistant, Siri, was the distinguishing feature on the iPhone 4S. With the iOS 6, Siri has become smarter. It has learned new tricks and can now launch apps, present score cards, search for movie tickets, and book tables at restaurants. It can even send a tweet and post on Facebook. However, some of
these features will not work in India. VIP EMAIL: Thanks to the deluge of junk emails we often overlook important mails. Not any more, as iOS 6 lets users set up a VIP list. Users can now also have different signatures for different
accounts with the new Mail app. PHOTO STREAM: The new Photo Stream feature allows Apple users to create Photo Streams and share it with other users over iCloud. Just like Facebook and Instagram, people invited to the
group can like the images and even add comments. SAFARI: The number of improvements on Safari browser include offline reading list, photo upload support, full- screen landscape
view on iPhone, etc. The iCloud also syncs the browsing history across iOS devices when logged in using the same account. Safari on iOS 6 features a brand new Java Script engine, which makes
Safari significantly faster. FACETIME OVER 3G: Till now, video chat using FaceTime was only possible if both the parities were on Wi-Fi. But on iOS 6, it works
over cellular network as well. MESSAGE REPLY & DND: Basic features like decline an incoming call with a text message, set a callback reminder or create a preset
message have been added to iOS 6. The Do Not Disturb feature allows users to set up a time for incoming calls to be silenced. One can also create a list of people that can still continue to reach you
overriding the DND settings.