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Apple iOS 6  is a new version of the operating system for iPhone smartphones, iPad tablets and  iPod touch players. It was announced this week. According to Apple there are about two hundred new features introduced in iOS6 .

Siri voice assistant is built into the new iOS. Owners of the latest version of iPad tablets could enjoy Siri assistance after upgrading to iOS6.

The new OS integrated with Facebook. Users can share impressions on movies, music or applications from App Store. Events from Facebook could also be shared and appear in iOS calendar.

FaceTime video chat works in either Wi-Fi or cellular network. Previous versions of iOS  supported FaceTime over Wi-Fi only.

Apple updated Safari browser by adding among other features sync of bookmarks over the iCloud. iOS6 Photo Stream application is capable of sharing photos with friends.

There are a few new applications introduced by Apple with iOS6. New application Passbook designed for storing of various kinds of E-tickets such as movie and air tickets.  Apple Maps application replaced Google Maps with very own Apple maps. In addition to route planner and traffic update the application provides voice guidance by Siri and 3D street view called Flyover.

The beta version of iOS 6 has already been released. The operating system can be installed on iPad 2, new iPad 3, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and fourth generation of iPod touch players.

First version of iOS operating system iOS was released in 2007. iOS 5  was announced in June 2011.