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92 new features of Apple iOS 6 listed and categorised

Your iPhone or iPad may be getting 200 new features this Autumn. That's what Apple promised in iOS 6, as long as you have an iPhone 3GS or later, a second or third generation iPad, or a fourth-generation iPod touch.

Apple didn't list all of the 200 features during the epic two-hour keynote this week, but iOS head honcho Scott Forstall went through more than 90 of them. They were divided into four main categories and a few subcategories. Marquee features got their own slides, and there was a significant digression into new Siri features. But many other features were dumped on to two sets of slides, near the end of the presentation.

We detailed many of the marquee features in our main story about iOS 6, but obviously we couldn't get to all of them. Here's a list of just some of what's coming soon to your iPhone, in alphabetical order. Tell us what you're most excited for in the comments.

Marquee Features

Call Enhancements: Reply with message

Call Enhancements: Remind Me Later

Do Not Disturb

Facebook Integration

FaceTime over Cellular

Features for China: Baidu

Features for China: Sina Weibo

Features for China: Tudou

Features for China: Youku

Features for China: Improved Text Input

Full-screen landscape Safari experiences

Guided Access

Mail: Inline Photos/Videos

Mail: Pull to Refresh


Maps: Flyover

Maps: Local Search

Maps: Traffic View

Maps: Turn-By Turn Navigation

Open Protected Office Docs


Safari: iCloud Tabs

Safari: Offline Reading List

Safari: Smart app banners

Shared photo streams

Single-App Mode

VIP Mailboxes

iOS 6 Siri Major Improvements

Ask about movies

Eyes Free

Get sports scores

Launch an app

Make dinner reservations


New languages: Canadian English/French, Spain/Mexico Spanish, Italian, Swiss French/German/Italian, Korean, Chinese for Taiwan/HK/PRC

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iOS 6 User Features

Game Center challenges

Improved privacy controls

Lost Mode

Made for iPhone hearing aids

Per account signatures in Mail

Redesigned Stores

Alarm with song

App in Safari search results

Custom vibrations for alerts

Faster Safari JavaScript

Features for China

French, German and Spanish dictionaries

Game Center friends from Facebook

Global network proxy for HTTP

HDR improvements

Kernel ASLP

New iPad Clock app

Personal dictionary in iCloud Search all fields in Contacts

VoiceOver improvements

Autocorrection for every keyboard

Bluetooth MAP support

Improved keyboard

IPv6 support for Wi-Fi and LTE

Location based reminders for iPad

Manual location entry for reminders

Manual reorder of reminders

Manual reorder of reminders

Word highlights for speak selection

iOS 6 Developer APIs

Action Sheet

In-app content purchases

Map Kit

Pass Kit


Transit Apps

Audio and video sampling during playback

Auto layout

Collection views

Control camera focus and exposure

CSS filters

Face detection API

Frame drop data

Game groups

In-app purchase hosted content

Multi-route audio

State preservation

Video stabilisation

Bluetooth MAP support

Crossfade with CSS animation

Game Center in-app experience

In-app Bluetooth pairing

Inter-app audio

Pull to refresh on Table views

Read and write image metadata

Remote Web inspector

Rich text on labels, fields and text views

VoiceOver gestures

Web Audio API