[Apple] iOS 6 and iTunes 11 Updates

September 12, 2012  |  Apple, New Products, Software

The software also saw an update and although we already know some of the specs of the next iOS which is called iOS 6 we were given another demo this time running it on the iPhone 5.  The other software which received a brand new design was the iTunes software for both the Mac and PC, it was redesigned and remodeled to feature new things.

What’s new with both iOS 6 and iTunes?

iOS 6

The only new update we received was when the new iOS will be available which is next Wednesday, September 19th.

A quick recap in regards to the features include: an enhanced Siri, Passbook app, Safari will now have a full-screen mode as well as iCloud tabs, Maps will no longer be supported from Google neither will we have a YouTube built-in app (you can download the stand-alone app from the App Store today), Notification center will allow you to tweet or post to Facebook from it, photo streams can be shareable with friends, updated Mail app and more.

iOS 6 will be available as a free download for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the new iPad, iPad 2, and 4th generation iPod touch.

iTunes 11

The other software which received an update was the iTunes software, however the update will be available in October (another hint perhaps at the availability of the newer iPad mini).  The new iTunes software features a redesigned player, remodeled store, and more iCloud features to make it easier to use.

The redesign allows you to have a full from edge-to-edge experience, no more sidebars available.  Your new library looks great, you get an expanded view which allows you to see all songs available on an album and your library without having to click back or leaving an area.  You also have a brand new mini player which allows you to search from within.

With iOS 6 you already have a redesigned App store and this experience just made its way onto the computer in which you have easier to browse shelves that serve you the latest in music, movies, and TV shows.  You can also see a history of what you previously checked out.

With iCloud you can now access content everywhere on all your devices, it has been applied to iTunes but then again we already had a glimpse of it previously.  And what it means on the new iTunes software is you can pick up where you previously left off and iCloud will remember it. In short, this will be an interesting upgrade however we will have to wait until October to see it for ourselves.

 

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  1. I’ll be curious to see how the new Apple Maps app performs as compared to Google Maps and Navigation. Honestly, I’m hoping Apple will regret ditching Google and going proprietary.