Apple will no doubt be getting rather annoyed at Samsung’s recent success; after the Korean mobile manufacturer was recently crowned the highest selling mobile phone brand in the world. Despite the iPhone 4s still selling reasonably well and the imminent iPhone 5 likely to perform the usual Apple miracles, the Cupertino-based brand will not want Samsung to get too comfortable in their position as market leaders.
Rumours are now beginning to emerge of a new operating system from Apple iOS6, which according to those in the know; will be more of an evolutionary step on from iOS5 rather than a complete overhaul.
As with everything Apple; the cards are being kept very close to the chest in terms of what this new operating system will be offering. There are, however, a few persistent rumours whizzing across the blogosphere about the changes coming to Apple’s OS and here are some of the juiciest:
Google Maps kicked to the curb: Many publications have been banging the drum on this particular little rumour, and at this point it would be very surprising indeed for Apple to not unveil its own Maps app.
Facebook integration: Head-honcho Tim Cook told the thronging masses to“stay tuned” for more involvement between Apple and Zuckerberg’s gang, but multiple reports have said that Facebook integration is definitely coming to iOS 6. One should expect the integration to work much like Twitter does currently.
An improved Siri: Siri is good, but there is definitely room for improvement. Tim Cook recently acknowledged that Siri has room to grow (for ‘grow’ read ‘improve’), and he said that Apple has big plans in the coming months for the digital helper.
Safari omnibar: this sounds like it could be a very helpful addition: It’s an address and search bar merged into one. OS X Mountain Lion will be bringing this feature to the Mac as well.
“Do Not Disturb” setting for Notification Center: We also think that iOS 6 will feature Notification Center improvements, including a Do Not Disturb toggle. When you flip it, all incoming notifications will be automatically hidden.