Blog post   •   Aug 13, 2012 13:18 BST

No iPhone 5, but a couple of other goodies were presented during Apple’s WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) recently in San Francisco.

I personally was hoping that Apple would divulge certain information about the iPhone 5 during the conference. Such information could have related to anything: processor, screen, camera or best of all – an actual release date. Dashing these hopes (but in line with my realistic expectations) I felt rather disappointed when nothing turned up. On the other hand, the event saw the presentation of the next Apple iPhone and iPad operating system – iOS6.

The iOS6 will have over 200 new functions, by all accounts; however the majority of these functions have been available on Android for some time already. Though I am reluctant to admit it, lover of Apple that I am, I have to acknowledge that I consider Google to be in advance of Apple where developments in the smart phone world are concerned.

However, I shall specify certain of the new features of iOS6.

  • An updated version of Siri with a couple of extra languages.
  • New maps, that is to say Apple’s own maps and no longer Google Maps.
  • Facebook integration into the operating system.
  • Do Not Disturb – a function that means that the phone receives calls but doesn’t light up, ring, sound or even vibrate. Can be adjusted so that certain calls are allowed through when waiting e.g. for an important call.
  • Turn-by-turn navigation.
  • Decline a call with a pre-written SMS.
  • An enhanced Lost Mode function whereby it becomes easier to find one’s phone if it should be mislaid.

Apple also presentedthe next generation of Macbook Pro, something I have been waiting for. Amongst other new updates we find...

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