Apple iOS 6

79
Engadget
Score
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

iOS 6 review

Summary

iOS 6 packs in plenty of improvements, but lacks the pizzazz we've seen in previous updates.

Pros
  • Voice turn-by-turn navigation
  • Improved overall performance
  • Siri has improved functionality
Cons
  • App Store layout is difficult to navigate
  • Lots of minor improvements, few major revisions
  • New maps are decent, but still a work in progress
iOS 6 review
More Info iOS 5 review Apple unveils iOS 6 at WWDC, launch apps with Siri, Facebook integration, Maps iOS 6 coming to iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch on September 19th Starting tomorrow, iOS users will be prompted to update their devices to the newest iteration of Apple's mobile operating system. As difficult as it is to believe, we're already onto the sixth version of the OS, which continues to be updated with new features on a yearly basis. After pushing out so many upgrades critical to plugging a few major feature holes, the vast majority of its 200 advertised enhancements are strictly granular, as Apple continues to polish its popular OS. That doesn't mean, though, that this build is coming to the masses without any jarring UI changes: Apple has declared independence from Google by adopting its own Maps, added a few nice features to Mail and iCloud, thrown Facebook integration into the mix and introduced the Passbook for paperless tickets. The question is, how does it stack up against previous refreshes? Read on to find out.
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Scores

Engadget

79
 

Breakdown

Speed
8.3
Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
7.7
Openness
6.7
Ease of use
7.9
Configurability
7.7
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Specs

iOS

Type
Mobile / embedded OS
Architecture
32-bit
Source model
Closed
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Specs

iOS

Type
Mobile / embedded OS
Architecture
32-bit
Source model
Closed
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