MacMost Now 763: iOS 6 First Look

Take a look at the new features of iOS 6. There is a new Maps app that includes flyover view and turn-by-turn spoken directions. There is better Facebook integration, new Safari features, a new Passbook app and a Do Not Disturb mode. You can also take panoramic images and create shared photo streams.

Comments: 39 Responses to “MacMost Now 763: iOS 6 First Look”

    Ron
    7 years ago

    I did the update but i have no FaceTime app and can not figure out how to get it back. In setting it shows that it is turned on. Any ideas?

      7 years ago

      There is no FaceTime “app” — it is just another way to make a call. Select a contact that has FaceTime ability (they have registered as a FaceTime account) and you get it as well as voice call, text message, etc.

      Liana
      7 years ago

      My son had the same problem with his i-pod. He updated to iOS6 and now facetime, messages and i-Cloud are “gray” in the settings, (same with twitter and facebook, but we don’t use them anyway). He can open “mail, contacts and calendars” but the accounts and fetch new data are “gray” in the next screen. Facetime and the camera are turned on in the restrictions field, and he is frustrated with why it is turned on but not allowed. They had been working prior to him updating to iOS6

    Rachiel duenas
    7 years ago

    Everytime I try to update my new ipad and iphone 4g it keeps failing…Any suggestions?

      7 years ago

      1. Keep trying, or:
      2. Try another method. Are you updating on the device? Then switch to updating by syncing to iTunes on your computer.

        Rachiel duenas
        7 years ago

        Thanks gary i guess ill just try and try..seems very difficult to upgrade my friends suffer the same thing..:)

    Tony
    7 years ago

    I have an iPad 2 and Siri is working, but do not get sound for turn by turn on the new imap, only instructions in a window.

      7 years ago

      I didn’t think Siri would work at all on the iPad 2. Not surprised that voice directions aren’t on the iPad 2. Do you have a wireless connection — I think that is required (otherwise, how would you use it?)

        Tony
        7 years ago

        Sorry I mean the new iPad wifi only and yes I am connected to a wireless conection model number 1416.

          7 years ago

          Do you have “wifi only” or a wireless mobile connection? (You say both). If wifi only I don’t think you get this because how would you use it while driving?

    randi hellman
    7 years ago

    downloaded new update and now cannot connect to itunes store from phone…any suggestions

    P Crilley
    7 years ago

    I dont want to lose google maps street view, I am a customer do I have any say in this or is apple doing its usual thing, ” tough our way or not at all”?

      7 years ago

      The license between Apple and Google expired. Don’t just single out Apple — Google is part of this too. I suspect that Apple needed to make this move to get turn-by-turn spoken directions into Maps, a feature that is very much needed for iOS to stay competitive. Try “flyover” — you may find you like it.

    Andrew
    7 years ago

    Think there is a bug with the do not disturb function (or I’m misunderstanding it). When I toggle it to on, but specify the hours to be between say 10pm and 6am, it still silences all messages and calls outside of those hours too. Is this a bug or am I misunderstanding how it should work. I have an iphone4

      7 years ago

      If you turn it on, it is on. If you turn it off, then you can set times for it to be on.

        Andrew
        7 years ago

        Hi Gary – Oh now I get it, I turn it to off but set times for it to be on! Doh, feel a bit stupid now! Thank you!

    Charlie White
    7 years ago

    After upgrading to IOS6, I cannot get a street level view from maps. Was this a feature eliminated?

      7 years ago

      Yes. It is a whole new Maps app, no longer Google. Instead of Street View, there is “flyover” mode. You can fly right into some streets.

    G Tyler
    7 years ago

    The first iPad is nearly a year newer than the iPhone 3GS and yet iOS 6 doesn’t run on it? I am very disappointed in that. Do you think there’s any chance they’ll add support for it later? Once updated apps start requiring IOS 6, people are going to be pretty upset.

      John
      7 years ago

      That’s highly unlikely as support for older products usually isn’t a company’s prerogative from a business viewpoint. I was surprised the 3GS even made the list of supported hardware.

        G Tyler
        7 years ago

        That’s part of my point. If they can get it to work on the 3GS then it should be easy to get it to work on the first generation iPad. I probably wouldn’t be questioning it if the 3GS was incompatible.

    G Tyler
    7 years ago

    Is there an iTunes section for Passport supported apps? The button on the iPhone rarely works. Maybe it’s just load related now, but I still prefer to browse for new apps from home using iTunes. I’m also wondering if I will end up with a different app for each of my membership cards. That doesn’t sound so fun. Can companies integrate with Passport without having to produce an app? I heard there would be a way for local restaurants to offer coupons through it by advertising to users that are in proximity.

      7 years ago

      The button worked for me. It just brings up a list of apps that can send things to Passbook. We’ll just have to wait and see if they make this an iTunes app section and if companies can send things there without having an app. The feature is on 24 hours old, wait and see…

        G Tyler
        7 years ago

        I read through the developer information on Passport and you can actually receive new passes via email. No apps are required. I predict that the stores will be sending emails shortly with virtual replacement loyalty cards. You can open the email on your Mac and it will put it in iCloud for your phone(s). It sounds like it will be pretty useful, but as you say – we need to wait and see.

      JC
      7 years ago

      I was having the issue posted on this site and the workaround fixed it. If that’s what you’re getting, you may want to try it.

      http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-apple-ios6-passbook-20120920,0,7377968.story

    John
    7 years ago

    My biggest let down from this update is the maps app. In my region, it’s far from accurate and locations and spots are missing. Hope Apple will be able to expand on it in the follow up update.

    Russ
    7 years ago

    Thanks for the iOS 6 first look. Is there a YouTube app for the iPad? Currently, I have the iPhone version on my iPad. Sorry, if I missed something.

      7 years ago

      You are using the one and only app. Doesn’t look too bad in 2X mode on the iPad. But Google has said they are working to either make it universal or have a separate iPad app. So we’ll be on the lookout for that.

    Rob
    7 years ago

    Hi Gary
    Here’s a weird one with IOS 6. I use my iPhone 4 in the car to listen to podcasts. Normally if I get a call, the podcast fades then pauses while the call is in progress, then when the call finishes the podcast starts playing again without my needing to press play. I updated yesterday and on the way home got a couple of calls. Both times the podcast didn’t start playing again… weird. I had to manually press play. Anyone come across this?

    Rob

    Frank Erazo
    7 years ago

    Gary:

    Great overview! I am a bit curious about iOS6 and the iPhone4. For example, the panoramic and Maps (voice by voice direction) do not work. I am pretty confident those two features are only available for 4S and above.

    As for the Passbook, you mentioned that more is to come in the future with that, but is there anyone using that already – for example, Starbucks?

    Thanks.

      7 years ago

      Right. You need Siri to do voice directions and Siri is iPhone 4S and 5. Panorama probably needs the faster processors. There are many companies using Passbook right out of the gate. Run it and then tap the App Store link at the bottom to see a list.

        Frank Erazo
        7 years ago

        Hmmm…did exactly that and I’m always getting the “Cannot connect to iTunes Store”. I click OK, and it then shows me the iTunes store. I’m on a 3G connection, so I’ll have try it again from a WiFi.

          7 years ago

          Right. Seems to not be working at the moment. Expect an update soon.

          JC
          7 years ago

          See my first post above regarding getting the message “Cannot connect to iTunes Store.” It seems to be a bug. [See link above]

    Rachiel duenas
    7 years ago

    Will it be ok to update a jailbroken iphone 4 to ios 6?

      7 years ago

      Not sure it will update properly, and then not sure it will remain jailbroken when you update (pretty sure it won’t).

    HsusinH
    7 years ago

    I’ve just updated to IOS6 on my iPad 2. If using Google as the default search engine in Safari then the search is directed to Google HK and since that site is largely in Chinese characters it is very difficult to read. Before the update the search went through Google.com.

    The iPad was originally bought in China but the region is set to UK and we’ve been using it with no problem for more than a year.

    Using Bing or Yahoo as the default search engine works properly.

    Nilesh
    7 years ago

    Hey Gary, The Podcast App says it can sync between devices, but it doesn’t, do you know how?

      7 years ago

      Did you turn on “Sync Subscriptions” in the settings? On both of your iOS devices?

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