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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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

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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
79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

79
 

User Reviews

80
bl4k3r
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
100
alderete
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
70
Charlie
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
80
Average user Score
 
80
bl4k3r
05.14.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
100
alderete
11.14.13
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
70
Charlie
10.08.13
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
90
Met
10.02.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
70
HRYTS
09.21.13
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
90
ya7ya
09.18.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
eruveo
09.13.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
karthik93
08.21.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
70
agami
07.31.13
iOS 6 was an improvement over iOS 5 but in many ways it is a disappointment. Yes, disappointment is an emotion predicated on ones expectations. And given that when the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 were being developed Apple no longer had a lead on its smartphone competitors. So it's not so much that I expected this widget or that configurable button, it's that I expected that Apple would leverage all that in-house talent and produce something that keeps it simple for most yet enables a wider range of usage types for the advanced users. Last thing I want to do is move to Android but iOS 6 made me consider it for longer than I care to recall. iOS 7 is the kind of shift I expected with iOS 6.
 
80
davidtan
07.11.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget