Reasons to Be Excited About iOS 6

Now that we know what's in store for the next major release of Apple's iOS, let's take a look at why users should look forward to iOS 6.
By Tony Bradley
News Jun 13th 2012

In case you missed it, Apple had a little media even yesterday. Of course, I kid. Yesterday was the keynote presentation at Apple's WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) and it has dominated tech news for the last week.--including the obligatory unveiling of all things magical, like iOS 6.

Apple revealed a vast array of new features and capabilities for the next iteration of its mobile operating system. Things like integrating sports scores and news, or movie and theater information into Siri will be welcome, but there are only a few things about iOS 6 that stand out for business users.

Apple is ditching Google Maps, and switching to its own home-grown mapping app. The best part about the change is that the new Maps app will include turn-by-turn navigation, Yelp integration, and real-time traffic updates. The Garmin StreetPilot app sets the bar pretty high, so it remains to be seen if the iOS 6 Maps app can live up expectations. But, there is no way to assign the Garmin StreetPilot app (or any other third-party mapping app) as the default, so it will be a vast improvement to at least have the default Maps app provide more useful instructions to get your from Point A to Point B.