Apple will add a host of impressive abilities to the iOS 6 mobile operating system.
Siri gets smarter
Boasting 200 fresh skills, a huge part of the improved iOS 6 will be updates to the Siri virtual assistant. The female-voiced search platform will now be able to function across multiple apps and online services, and book restaurant reservations or buy movie tickets intelligently.
iOS 6 users will have more ways to expedite incoming calls with the "reply with message" feature. You can create outgoing voice mail messages that say "I probably can't pick up right now, so just e-mail me instead." A "Do Not Disturb" feature instructs your phone not to trouble you with calls but will still let texts and other alerts through.
The most anticipated change to iOS 6, a fully Apple-developed Map app for iOS 6, includes: info cards that give information about places, 3D features, a crowd-sourced traffic service, turn-by-turn navigation, and an estimated arrival time feature.
You'll now be able to select a group of photos and easily share them with friends and family. iOS and Mac users will be able to view them in Photos and iPhoto immediately, while non-iOS users will be able to see them in a Web browser.