Apple’s annual Developer’s Event “WWDC” (Worldwide Developer’s Conference ) started in San Francisco.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced about many new products and many new features.
Apple’s iOS 6 software will include more than 200 new features. It will be a free upgrade for iPhones released since 2009, as well as last year’s and this year’s iPad models. It will also work with newer iPod Touch devices.
Read below some highlights of iOS 6:
Apple will replace the Google Map with its own buit-in Map which includes turn-by-turn navigation.
Apple’s new Maps application will have a voice navigation feature. It will have real-time traffic data and offer alternative routes as traffic conditions change.
And, it inclues visual redesign that uses vector-based graphics instead of bitmap images. This change means that it will be easier for users to pan across a map quickly, without having to wait for new map images to load every few seconds.
iOS6 will be providing close integration with the social media networking site Facebook.
Facebook will be integrated with Apple’s online app store so that you can declare that you “like” specific apps there, as well as songs and movies in iTunes.
Events in Facebook’s calendar and birthdays of Facebook friends will also appear on your phone’s calendar.
Siri, which interprets voice commands and talks back to the user, will be enhanced further in iOS6.
Apple says it is partnering with Yelp Inc so that Siri can include ratings and prices of restaurants when you ask her about places to eat. The company is also partnering with OpenTable Inc. to make reservations. Siri will now be available in more languages and more countries. And, Siri will be Car-friendly in this year. Apple says General Motors Co, BMW AG and Daimler AG’s Mercedes are among the automakers that have promised to offer Siri integration in the next 12 months.
And, Apple releases MacBook Pro with Retina Display.