iOS 6 won't hit iPhones and iPads until later this year. In the meantime, here's what to expect.
This week, at the annual WWDC conference, Apple took the wraps off iOS 6, the latest iteration of its mobile operating system. iOS 6 brings with it a range of upgrades and new features, including expanded Siri functionality – to the iPad, and one day, even to the car – and increased Facebook integration. So how does it compare to past versions of iOS?
Pretty well, according to a range of hands-on tests published this week. Over at Gizmodo, for instance, Sam Biddle highlights the new FaceTime, which is now accessible through both Wi-Fi and 3G. (In iOS 5, you needed a Wi-Fi connection.)
"It took a couple years, but now FaceTime is as fantastic as it could have been all along: make video calls from anywhere you have a cell signal," writes Biddle. "It'll kick your capped data plan in the shins if you have one, but we can report the video was solid over AT&T – the difference between cell data and Wi-Fi was slight. This is killer. Now you can pause during a hike, call your uncle, and show him the majesty of nature while he sits in his basement."