Apple’s WWDC keynote yesterday saw iOS 6 being unveiled to the world. There were a number of feature showcased as well as key improvements and changes to the portable operating system Apple’s iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches run.
One of the key elements of Apple’s WWDC keynote was making a big deal about the improvements made to Siri. We’ll look at those improvements in a moment but not before we’ve touched on the delicious news that Apple will make Siri available to the iPad in iOS 6.
FaceTime was touted as one of Apple’s big iOS features when they released the iPhone 4. There’s no doubt that it’s been hugely popular but we’re doubtful it’s as popular as Apple perhaps hoped it would be. Part of this may well be down to Apple preventing users from making / receiving FaceTime calls unless they were connected to a WiFi network. iOS 6 will change this and allow users to use the FaceTime service over their 3G or even 4G carrier service.
When iOS 5 was launched last year there were lots of questions asked about why Facebook wasn’t deeply integrated into the firmware in much the same way as Twitter was. Apple is tight lipped at the best of times, and the reasons why it didn’t make the cut have never been revealed publicly. Fans of Facebook will be pleased to know that iOS 6 will feature Facebook integration and much like it’s Twitter cousin, it’s deeply integrated.
Most of the tech world expected that there would be no new iPhone released at this year’s WWDC keynote however there were a few of us who would have like to have seen Apple use their “one more thing” to shock the world with a new iPhone less than a year after rolling out the iPhone 4S. They didn’t, so the question on many people’s lips now is, “When can we expect the new iPhone?”
Google have provided Apple with their stock application Maps content on the iOS platform. The blogsphere has been awash with rumour for some time that Apple were either looking to develop their own in-house solution or partner with a new provider. The wraps are finally off of the new iOS 6 beta, and as demonstrated at WWDC 2012, we now know that Apple’s new iOS mapping is essential TomTom provided but reskinned to Apple’s requirements.
Apple has released iTunes 10.6. Suitable for both Mac and Windows, safe for jailbreakers, you should download and update.
Apple released iOS 5.1 during their March keynote speech; a keynote where we also saw the 3rd generations of the iPad and AppleTV rolled out. As always, iTunes tends to get a little bit tempramental when it comes to grabbing firmware updates therefore you may well find it easier to download directly from Apple’s servers.
So, you’re all fired up and ready to either enter the world of jailbreaking iOS device for the first time, or maybe are just looking for the most current “How to”? The method we’re about to explain uses redsn0w and works on both the PC and Mac platforms.
With the recent release of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 a plethora of people are updating their iDevices. Some using the OTA mechanism, others by plugging into iTunes. If you haven’t already downloaded the firmware update then you’ll often find iTunes will time out at these busy periods. Thankfully, as always, it’s possible to download those massive firmware files directly from the big fruit and it’s faster too!