With Apple announcing the new iOS6 for iPhones and iPads, there has been plenty of buzz around its salient features. From Facebook integration to Siri for iPad to Apple’s own in-house maps, iOS6 there has been much discussion on what iOS6 entails.
However some features didn’t get the same amount of attention. This is a quick look at some details you may have missed.
1) No Siri for those who didn’t ditch their old Apple products: If you don’t have the iPhone 4S just forget about Siri. Apple’s popular voice-assistant won’t be coming to the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the original iPad, iPad 2 ( without 3G) and the iPod touch. So if you were hoping to use the voice assistant to help you navigate through traffic via Apple’s new maps, you can just forget about it. The Verge confirms this by stating that only A5 or A5x devices (the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and new iPad) will get to use the new Flyover and turn-by-turn navigation features in iOS 6. Apple’s website also has some fineprint at the bottom stating that Siri is only coming to iPhone 4S and the 3rd generation iPad.
2) New VIP mailbox: This is one feature that will make sure you don’t get an alert every time you receive an email. Apple has redesigned the Mail interface for easier reading and writing, in iOS 6 and given users the option to set up a VIP list. As TechCrunch points out, users can also set a notification alert only when a particular person emails them.
3) Smarter Web-browsing: Safari also got a serious upgrade. Users can now saves web pages — not just links — in their Reading List even when they’re offline. Users can also take photos and video without leaving Safari.
There’s also a new feature called TabView. Users can simply use gestures to navigate through tabs. Big bummer is that offline Reading List will be available on iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later.