Apple Unveils Guided Access, Passbook, And Turn-by-turn Navigation Added To Maps

Posted on Jun 11 2012 - 7:11pm by Editorial Staff

Apple officially unveiled iOS 6 today at WWDC 2012. The iOS 6 will be the next version of its mobile operating system which would be used by the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch as well as by Apple TV. Apple brings a lot of more features for iOS 6: Guided access, turn-by-turn navigation added to Maps and Passbook.

Guided Access” features for iOS 6 – This is the best feature mainly for parents, as with this they can lock their children within applications by disabling the device’s physical home button. The technology would primarily be useful for children with autism, company specifies it specially, claiming that “we were surprised at how many kids with autism have been using the phones, but there are controls in apps you don’t want them hitting.”

Turn-by-turn navigation – Apple today has launched its own Map app along with iOS 6. In addition to this, Siri will also be able to provide you directions. All you have to do is you will tell Siri where to navigate you or ask “are we there yet?” and you will get to know how much time it will take you to reach there.

Passbook – Another iOS 6 feature, which will integrate passes and tickets from all kind of services like of movie tickets, boarding passes, gift cards and loyalty cards. Apple demoed Passbook with apps from Fandango, Target, Starbucks, United Airlines, Amtrak, the W hotels,, and the Apple store.

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