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It wasn't a surprise that Apple announced iOS 6, its next mobile OS. It is, undoubtedly, also a prelude to a new phone coming in the fall. But there's plenty to love about it now, from the Siri update to Facebook integration to a new Maps application and much more (in fact, more than 200 new features). The OS is in developers' hands now, and will ship, Apple says, in the fall. The OS will run on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone generation 4 devices, including the iPod Touch, the iPad 2, and the new iPad. In addition to some of the great new features detailed in the next several slides, iOS 6 includes shared photo streams and an enhanced email client that includes a VIP list inbox and the ability to insert photos and videos as you compose a message, for example. You can also create per mailbox passwords, for even better security control on the device. (Oh, and you can refresh your inbox with a nifty little pulldown.)
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