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Apple iOS 6: 10 Most Interesting Features

Apple's iOS 6 has some great tweaks and a few misses. Take our visual tour of the must-know changes.
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Apple has yet to embrace the up-and-coming near-field communications (NFC) technology, which enables wireless purchases and data transfers. Instead it brings us Passport, a loyally card app of sorts that acts as a digital repository for a variety of plastic and paper coupons, passes, and tickets. Passport isn't a tap-and-pay alternative to the credit card, but given the newness of NFC--most users haven't heard of it or know what it does--that's probably not a problem just yet. That said, Passport isn't exactly a killer app designed to usher in the mobile device shopping revolution. Prediction: Apple will embrace NFC next year when the iPhone 6 arrives.

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Judy in the Sky
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Judy in the Sky,
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9/22/2012 | 4:53:36 PM
re: Apple iOS 6: 10 Most Interesting Features
If you have not already downloaded iOS6, I would recommend that you don't. Any enhancements you might find (and I have experienced none) are more than overshadowed by the loss of Google Maps with Streetview.
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quebecmedic,
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9/21/2012 | 8:42:07 PM
re: Apple iOS 6: 10 Most Interesting Features
one thing i have notice is the fact that even if on the promo it says that face time may now be use with out WIFI it dose not do so on my phone , i was wondering is it because i have a iphone 4 or is it because i just did not get it good ? , also siri ? cant seam to find it
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majenkins,
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9/21/2012 | 5:12:56 PM
re: Apple iOS 6: 10 Most Interesting Features
It is not a shocker to me that Apple released their map app so flawed, most of their fans will still gush over it and they know it. Also Apple will continue to pretend it is really OK and then when they fix it they will pretend to forget it was ever broken.

I am thankful to you though for a slide show that actually isnGÇÖt a fan-boy gush. My company recently gave me an iPhone 4S so I am now actually interested in what goes on in this world.
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