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Topic # 103622 12-Jun-2012 11:41 Send private message

To those Apple fan boys lol
New iOS 6 will be released later this year 

http://gizmodo.com/5917359/ios-6-new-features-coming-soon-to-your-iphone-and-ipad

Key features:

Siri
Facebook integration
New phone feature
New Facetime
New Safari 
iCloud photo stream
Mail 
Passbook **
New Map (Ditching Google Map)
+Many more, list is too long :p

Not a huge leap comparing to last year's WWDC
But Passbook sounds interesting

Interestingly enough iOS 6 is available to ipod touch 4 and iphone 3gs but not ipad 1 :(

Enjoy :p




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  Reply # 639563 12-Jun-2012 11:52 Send private message

Turn-by-turn navigation powered by tomtom .... i wonder, how will the maps be loaded onto the device? By 3g? Hope not, it is unusable if that is the case (due to low 3g caps). 


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  Reply # 639569 12-Jun-2012 12:01 Send private message

The iPod touch 4 is the most current model so it should be available for it, although it's hardware is pretty old. The 3GS is old so surprised it is available for that. The iPad 1 is newer than both and has more powerful hardware so not good that it isnt available for it.

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  Reply # 639572 12-Jun-2012 12:05 Send private message

Turn by turn navigation only available on 4s!!!!! Why? How do you explain this to owners of 4/3gs etc?

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  Reply # 639580 12-Jun-2012 12:12 Send private message

ankit816: Turn by turn navigation only available on 4s!!!!! Why? How do you explain this to owners of 4/3gs etc?


They always exclude some features from prior generations in order to entice upgrades.

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  Reply # 639582 12-Jun-2012 12:13 Send private message

gehenna:
ankit816: Turn by turn navigation only available on 4s!!!!! Why? How do you explain this to owners of 4/3gs etc?


They always exclude some features from prior generations in order to entice upgrades.


Yup, agreed! but turn by turn was the least expected to be excluded especially because it is available if u hv igo/ tom tom etc. so can't see any hardware limitations really! :(

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  Reply # 639586 12-Jun-2012 12:16 Send private message

Hopefully the Facebook integration will result in improvements to Facebook's unreliable resource-hogging app, or at least make us less reliant on it.

Is the shared photo stream feature effectively a replacement for the photo album feature that was available on Mobile Me, or does it only allow sharing between iOS/OS X users?

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  Reply # 640065 13-Jun-2012 10:36 Send private message

ankit816: Turn by turn navigation only available on 4s!!!!! Why? How do you explain this to owners of 4/3gs etc?


I've just installed iOS6 on my iphone 4 and I can see turn by turn working fine, it just doesn't have Siri integration/voice prompts.




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  Reply # 640068 13-Jun-2012 10:40 Send private message

Noodles:
ankit816: Turn by turn navigation only available on 4s!!!!! Why? How do you explain this to owners of 4/3gs etc?


I've just installed iOS6 on my iphone 4 and I can see turn by turn working fine, it just doesn't have Siri integration/voice prompts.


Sweet as! I just read it on apply website.. it says turn by turn only on 4s!
Does it give voice turn by turn or written ones like google maps?
BTW how are maps? Keep us posted about how u r liking ios6 and is the beta stable enough yet?

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  Reply # 640070 13-Jun-2012 10:47 Send private message

Noodles:
ankit816: Turn by turn navigation only available on 4s!!!!! Why? How do you explain this to owners of 4/3gs etc?


I've just installed iOS6 on my iphone 4 and I can see turn by turn working fine, it just doesn't have Siri integration/voice prompts.



Does turn - by -turn work with 3g off? 



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  Reply # 640189 13-Jun-2012 13:19 Send private message

same question, is it an online or offline navigation system?




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  Reply # 640209 13-Jun-2012 14:04 Send private message

mattwnz: The 3GS is old so surprised it is available for that.

It's still being sold, and likely will be until the 6th gen iPhone is released. Apple is supporting hardware that's still available.

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  Reply # 641708 16-Jun-2012 08:15 Send private message

Noodles:
ankit816: Turn by turn navigation only available on 4s!!!!! Why? How do you explain this to owners of 4/3gs etc?


I've just installed iOS6 on my iphone 4 and I can see turn by turn working fine, it just doesn't have Siri integration/voice prompts.


When you say it works fine do you mean it shows up or that it actually gives you updated ETA's and distance as you drive? Mine shows the milestones (ie turn left in 2 KM) but then it doesnt change until i get to that turn and then the next turn shows up but the distance doesnt change at all (shows 2KM to next turn the whole time)

On the demos online the users are getting constant ETA and a distance calculation that changes (like a normal tom tom)...just curious if you were getting this full experience?
 

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  Reply # 641710 16-Jun-2012 08:33 Send private message

A normal tom tom map is less than 50mb from memory so local storage is no issue but if you are adding in 3d satellite view it could become too big to comfortably store, lets not forget tomtom maps for say USA can hit close to 1gb so the solution has to be viable for the world


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  Reply # 642446 18-Jun-2012 11:40 Send private message

My question is about mapping coverage, with some people saying that the coverage for turn by turn being limited.

I would assume that given tom tom have pretty good nz maps, they will have good turn by turn here?

Jon

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  Reply # 642448 18-Jun-2012 11:43 Send private message

I routed from work to my house and that was OK, but it's not far. I should try something more complex and see what happens.

The satellite maps are all in greyscale though, hopefully that'll be fixed by release otherwise it'll be a step back.

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