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Old 2012-06-18, 11:16 AM   #16
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Will apps that are no longer supported that use the old maps cease to work? That would be a real bummer.
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Old 2012-06-18, 12:43 PM   #17
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Will apps that are no longer supported that use the old maps cease to work? That would be a real bummer.
I don't see that happening. The API for the "mapkit" in iOS is not going away in iOS 6 so maps will work the same way. The only question is what will the "map" look like in iOS 6? Will it still be Google, or Apple's.
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Old 2012-06-18, 03:48 PM   #18
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I thought it has already been made clear that the default map app in iOS 6 is Apple's.
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Old 2012-06-18, 04:12 PM   #19
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I just want a return to stability


iOS 4 was awesome for me

iOS 5 has been worse than Windows ME
my iPod crashes all the time since I "upgraded" to it
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Old 2012-06-18, 04:34 PM   #20
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I found that my iPad1 wasn't as stable on iOS 5, or at least I had problems with a lot of apps crashing. But since I switched to an iPad2 things have been much more stable. I am wondering if it is the case of older hardware not running so well on a newer OS?
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Old 2012-06-18, 05:55 PM   #21
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I dunno, mine is a current gen iPod touch, the little woman has same issues with her iPhone 4


iOS 5 has just been brutal in terms of stability, especially with the native apps. 3rd party seems fine, but it's safari, the keyboard(software) and email that seem to crash a lot for us

mine is not jailbroken, tho her's is
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Old 2012-09-19, 01:06 PM   #22
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Downloading for my iPad 2 as I write this

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iOS 6 Software Update

This update contains over 200 new features, including the following:

• Maps
◦ Apple designed vector based maps
◦ Turn-by-turn navigation with spoken directions on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (2nd and 3rd generation)
◦ Real-time traffic information
◦ Flyover for photo-realistic, interactive 3D views of major metro areas on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad (3rd generation), and iPod touch (5th generation)
◦ Local search results with Yelp photos, ratings, reviews, and available deals
◦ Siri integration for requesting directions and finding places along a route
• Siri improvements
◦ Sports: scores, player stats, game schedules, team rosters, and league standings for baseball, basketball, football, soccer and hockey
◦ Movies: trailers, showtimes, reviews and facts
◦ Restaurants: reservations, reviews, photos and information
◦ Send a Tweet
◦ Post on Facebook
◦ App launch
◦ Eyes Free in supported automobiles
◦ Local search available in Siri supported countries (availability may be limited during initial rollout)
◦ Additional country and language support for Canada (English and Canadian French), China (Mandarin), Hong Kong (Cantonese), Italy (Italian), Korea (Korean), Mexico (Spanish), Spain (Spanish), Switzerland (Italian, French, German), Taiwan (Mandarin), US (Spanish)
◦ Supported on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad (3rd generation) and iPod touch (5th generation)
• Facebook integration
◦ Single sign-on from Settings
◦ Post from Photos, Safari, Maps, App Store, iTunes, Game Center, Notification Center and Siri
◦ Add location and choose audience for any post
◦ View up-to-date Facebook profile photos and contact information in Contacts
◦ View Facebook events and birthdays in Calendar
◦ Like content and see your friends' Likes in App Store and iTunes Store
• Shared Photo Streams
◦ Share selected photos with the people you choose
◦ Friends can view shared photos in Photos app, iPhoto and Apple TV
◦ Friends can like and make comments on individual photos
• Passbook
◦ One place for boarding passes, store cards, movie tickets and other passes
◦ Barcode display for boarding flights, buying coffee, getting into movies and other actions
◦ Passes displayed on Lock Screen based on time or location
◦ Passes can be automatically updated
◦ Supported on iPhone and iPod touch
• FaceTime improvements
◦ FaceTime over cellular support for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation)
◦ Receive FaceTime calls, sent to your iPhone number, on your iPad and iPod touch
• Phone improvements
◦ Do Not Disturb to suppress incoming calls and notifications
◦ 'Reply with message' option when declining a call
◦ 'Remind me later' option based on time or location when declining a call
• Mail improvements
◦ VIP mailbox to quickly access mail from important people
◦ Flagged email mailbox
◦ Insert photos and videos when composing email
◦ Open password protected Office docs
◦ Pull down to refresh mailboxes
◦ Per account signatures
• Safari improvements
◦ iCloud tabs to see open pages on all your devices
◦ Offline Reading List
◦ Photo upload support
◦ Full screen landscape view on iPhone and iPod touch
◦ Smart app banners
◦ JavaScript performance improvements
• App Store and iTunes Store improvements
◦ Updated store design
◦ iTunes Preview history
◦ Complete my season
◦ Complete my album
• Game Center improvements
◦ Challenge friends to beat high scores and achievements
◦ Post high-scores and achievements to Facebook and Twitter
◦ Friend recommendations based on your Facebook friends
• Accessibility improvements
◦ Guided Access to limit device to one app or restrict touch input on certain areas of the screen
◦ VoiceOver integration with Maps, AssistiveTouch and Zoom
◦ Support for Made for iPhone Hearing Aids for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S
• Improved privacy controls for Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Photos and data shared over Bluetooth
• Reminders can be reordered in the Reminders app
• Custom vibrations for alerts on iPhone
• Clock app for iPad
• Clock alarm with song
• Search all fields in Contacts
• Automatic movie mode for improved video sound quality
• Definitions of a selected word for Chinese, French, German and Spanish
• New keyboard layouts for French, German, Turkish, Catalan, Arabic and Icelandic
• Keyboard shortcuts shared across devices via iCloud
• Bluetooth MAP support
• Global network proxy for HTTP
• Features for China
◦ Baidu web search
◦ Sina Weibo integration
◦ Share videos to Tudou
◦ Share videos to Youku
◦ Improved text input for handwriting and Pinyin
• Bug fixes

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas. Please visit this website for more details:
<http://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability>

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222>
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Old 2012-09-19, 01:26 PM   #23
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Warning: The IOS 6 has botched my iPad2.

After failure, I was directed to this web page

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1275

I am trying to do a restore and update now. Not a happy camper at this point.
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Old 2012-09-19, 01:49 PM   #24
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Did you update your iPad 2 using the built in iOS update mechanism, or using iTunes?
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Old 2012-09-19, 02:23 PM   #25
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iPhone 4s updating now, it took 1 hour to download via itunes (912.8MB, but slow internet here). Just realized that I didn't reboot my PC after the itunes update yesterday, oops. Looking forward to the email and phone updates that I felt were lacking and the new map features.
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Old 2012-09-19, 02:26 PM   #26
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Not touching this until Apple's servers stop getting hammered and any widespread issues are dealt with. Learned my lesson during a previous OS upgrade when the last step kept failing because it couldn't connect with Apple's overwhelmed servers.
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Old 2012-09-19, 02:38 PM   #27
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@ audacity - I was planning on updating via the iPad itself. Do you recommend otherwise?
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Old 2012-09-19, 02:49 PM   #28
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Good News, I restored and updated and everything is now working. Looking forward to checking it out tonight when I'm at my daughters baseball practice.

FYI, I updated via iTunes.
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Old 2012-09-19, 02:55 PM   #29
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@ jasonreg - I upgraded my iPad 2 and iPad 3 using the via the iPad itself (i.e. not using iTunes) and they both upgraded just fine.

I don't have a recommendation for you; I can only tell you what worked for me.
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Old 2012-09-19, 03:03 PM   #30
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Thx - I just updated via iPad and it worked great. Actully pretty quick - less then 15 mins download to reboot. Go Siri!
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