What are the changes ushered in with iOS 6?
The 3D view in Apple Maps that replaces Google Maps in iOS 6
iOS 6 adds Facebook integration
Siri's functionality has been expanded in iOS 6
The App Store has received a makeover with the introduction of iOS 6
FaceTime video chat now works over 3G/4G
The new Passbook app provides an easy way to store tickets, boarding passes, and shopping cards
Photo Stream, the photo branch of iCloud, also received an update in iOS 6
Mail gets a VIP inbox, the ability to insert images and videos directly into a mail composition in iOS 6
iOS 6 provides a few new options when taking or making phone calls
iOS 6 adds iCloud-synced tabs
The release of a new iPhone means two things. The first is obviously the new phone; but that hardware is also accompanied by a new version of iOS. Apple's mobile operating system has evolved from a relatively simple interface for using a few stock Apple apps (on 2007's debut iPhone) to an advanced system that is creeping ever closer to OS X. The annual iOS refresh is now an event in itself. Let's take a look at the decisions – and execution – that Apple ultimately took with this year's update.
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