x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Not overly impressed with the iOS 6

It is not only the fact that Apple has lost its way with Maps and many features do not work here, it just doesn't seem very different from the previous version, iOS 5.1.

The National upgraded a new-generation iPad as soon as iOS 6 became available and was not overly impressed.

It is not only the fact that Apple has lost its way with Maps and many features do not work here, it just doesn't seem very different from the previous version, iOS 5.1.

Of the new features that do work, some are not available for the iPad - for example, the new camera panorama app is for the iPhone 4S and 5 only.

The "200+ new features" claim is typical Apple hype as they include things like a new keyboard layout for Icelandic. It is, however, always a good idea to load the latest software and in this case there are many important security enhancements. Just don't expect a major leap forward like Mountain Lion was for the Mac.

IOS 6 works on the iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S models, the new iPhone 5, the iPad 2 and new iPad, and the fourth-generation iPod Touch. It can be downloaded and installed via iTunes.

* Colin Simpson