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Apple to release iOS 6 on Wednesday; here are features we like

September 18, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Apple will release iOS 6 Wednesday.
Apple will release iOS 6 Wednesday. (Apple )

Apple is set to release its latest operating system, iOS 6, on Wednesday, just a few days before the launch of the iPhone 5. Here are a few of its best features and why Apple users may want to update their devices.

Siri for new iPad (third generation) and iPod Touch (fifth generation)

For the first time, Siri will no longer be exclusive to the iPhone. Siri will be making the leap to the third-generation iPad and the fifth-generation iPod Touch. Siri will also be capable of doing more things, including opening apps, finding sports, movie and restaurant information, and posting what you say directly to Twitter or Facebook, which brings us to...

Facebook integration

Last year we saw Apple integrate Twitter, which was great, but we all knew what was glaringly missing: Facebook. And now, the big blue social network is being added. You'll be able to post status updates from various apps, integrate your contacts and calendar with the social network and "like" apps and songs on Apple's iTunes Store and App Store.

PassBook

Apple is adding a new app in iOS 6 called PassBook that is essentially a digital purse. With it, you'll be able to store and organize on your device digital versions of movie tickets, flight boarding passes and coupons.

iClouds Tabs on Safari

Now with a feature called iClouds Tabs users will be able to open Safari Web browser tabs on their Macs that they left open on their iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch. If this feature proves useful and powerful, we may see more people begin to use Safari as their desktop browser of choice.

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