iOS 6 Beta, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

iOS 6 is set to debut in the fall of 2012.

Apple introduced iOS 6 this past Monday at the WWDC 2012. With the introduction of iOS 6, new features like Maps, Siri, Passbook, and over 200 features total have been baked into the the latest iOS update. So lets cut to the chase and give the good, the bad, the ugly, and a video of iOS 6 Beta 1.

The Good


iOS 6 has a lot to like about it. With iOS 6 Siri has been updated to be able to answer sports questions, find restaurants and give the Yelp! rating and price, Siri locates movie theaters, tell you what movies are playing, when they are playing, and their score on rotten tomatoes. Beyond that, Passbook holds transportation tickets, sports tickets, and retail/restaurant member cards like Starbucks. Even Maps, Apples answer to ditching Google Maps, is very impressive with Fly over and 3D view as well. Also, Apple finally adds the ability to FaceTime over 3G/4G. About frickin time!

The Bad


If you were hoping for more improvements to multitasking, the App Store, and iTunes in iOS 6, then you are completely out of luck. From what I’ve seen in several videos of iOS 6, including the one below, nothing was really updated, just some color changes really. I feel Apple is missing out on something here, its time to do something with the multitasking and the Stores that go with iOS.

The Ugly


Apple has once again failed to do anything substancial to the lockscreen. I know that iOS 5 brought some more functionality to the lockscreen, but look at intelliscreen or Lockinfo on the Cydia App Store, thats what I want from Apple, just something, throw me a bone Apple? Also, I feel widgets in the Notification Center should have been added. Again, look at Cydia, they have SBsettings in the NC, they have an app that controls your music, so much better than double tapping the home button. Come on Apple, this is definitely something you should look out.

Well, thats the good, the bad, and the ugly of iOS 6 and a video to show you what iOS 6 Beta looks like so far. What do you think of iOS 6? Is it great, feature packed enough for you, or does iOS 6 just fall flat for you? Let us know on our Google+ page, Twitter, or Facebook page. Peace Apple Nation!

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iPad 3 Announcement Date Confirmed?

I have been away for a while working on an iOS app to bring you the lastest Apple news in a much more convenient manner. To my great shock, building an iOS app can be quite challenging to say the least, but nevertheless, I will have my app up and running soon enough.

Mockup of an iPad 3.

So I was cruising through one of my favorite apps on the iOS App Store called Pulse News and was reading from one of my favorite blogs, MacRumors, about a possible release date for the iPad 3. From what they are saying, March 7th looks to be the date for an announcement of the long awaited iPad 3. This would line up right with the iPad 2 being announced March 2nd keeping the same time frame which is very typical Apple. So maybe a March 19th, 2012 release date? The time would seem right as Apple took 9 days to release the iPad to the public after announcing it and March 19th would be 12 days and put the release day on that Monday.

Thats great to hear AppleGuesser, but what about rumored updates to the screen or 4G LTE? Well, from what I am hearing from a number of sources, the iPad 3 will come in 4G LTE versions for Verizon and AT&T according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. It was reported earlier today that the iPad 3 announcement would come on March 7th. The WSJ noted that the devices will fallback to a “slower network technology” when LTE isn’t available. The next iPad is expected to have a high-resolution Retina Display and a quad-core A6 processor, in addition to the LTE capabilities. There is no indication if the AT&T and Verizon iPads would be one model that can operate on both networks or separate units with individual SKUs, as they are currently. With the new iPad coming out, maybe prices will dip some for the iPad 2 which will still be a solid machine.

So there you have it, the iPad 3 may very well be coming soon and sooner rather than later. If anything breaking goes down today or the rest of the week I will have it here. Anyways, dont forget to like us on Facebook @GuessingTheApple and follow us on Twitter @AppleGuesser. Also, when our Facebook page gets 100 likes, one person will win an iTunes gift card and the same goes for this blog. Once this blog gets 100 followers, one lucky fan will get a 15$ iTunes gift card. Peace Apple Nation and dont forget to get your friends to follow our blog and like our Facebook page.