iOS 6 Adds Facebook and Deeper Yelp Integration
Apple has made significant updates to Siri, including its ability to launch apps. The company also announced deeper integration with Yelp, which means more relevant restaurant suggestions — including average prices, ratings, reviews, and the ability to make a reservation through OpenTable.
Similar to the iOS 5‘s integration with Twitter, iPhone and iPad owners will be able to post pictures from Photos, share links from Safari, and update locations through Maps. Additionally, Facebook has been integrated with the App Store so people can Like apps and see which apps their friends are Liking as well.
FaceTime, which has been limited to wi-fi connections, is now available over a cellular connection. By providing a phone number and Apple ID, individuals can answer calls from an iPad, iPhone, or Mac.
iOS 6 also introduced new controls for incoming calls and push notifications. If you’re in a meeting and unable to answer your phone, you can now reply with a pre-populated message, or set a reminder to call back — which will set up a geofence and remind you when you leave the building.
The Do Not Disturb feature mutes push notifications so your screen won’t light up. It also grants you the ability to screen incoming calls, so you can choose to ignore all or let a few in.
Other updates include Passbook — which lets you store and access boarding passes, merchant loyalty cards, and even movie tickets in one place — an all new Maps app with turn-by-turn directions and Siri integration, and a new Eyes Free functionality that lets you keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
iOS 6 will support the iPhone 3GS and later, as well as the second generation iPad and later models.
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