Apple's iPhone 5 big reveal left some smartphone watchers wanting more. Take a look at the key feature changes and judge for yourself.
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There's a good chance that other iOS 6 apps may steal Siri's thunder as the iPhone 5's big draw. Two strong candidates are Maps and Passport. The new Maps app has vector-based map elements, which keep graphics and text sharp when you zoom in. Maps provides real-time traffic information and suggests alternative routes to avoid congestion. Its biggest upgrade? Spoken, turn-by-turn directions--a long-overdue feature than Android users have enjoyed for some time.
Passport collects all of your essential documents in one place: airline boarding passes, coupons, gift cards, movie tickets, and so on. The App Store will have Passport-enabled apps, and participating merchants will offer compatible gift cards and other items, Apple says. One cool feature for travelers: Passes and tickets automatically appear on the iPhone 5's lock screen when you need them--like when you arrive at the airport and need your boarding pass.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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