After much speculation about whats to come, today Apple unveiled iOS 6 to the world at it’s WWDC keynote event. It features added functionality for Siri, Facebook integration, revamped Maps, and much more.
iOS 6 will be available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch this fall, with a beta being released to developers.
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.
As expected, the new Maps app not only gives turn by turn directions, but also uses Apple’s own data, moving away from Google Maps. There are a ton of new features which are highlighted on the official iOS 6 page. iOS 6 will be compatible with the iPhone 3GS and later, 2nd generation iPad and later, and the 4th generation iPod touch. It will be available this fall and a beta is available to developers.