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Jun 20 2012   8:58AM GMT

Apple iOS 6 Will Remove Some Long-Held Limitations in the iPhone

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Apple CEO Tim Cook took the wraps off iOS 6 last week, and much of what he said was music to the ears of long-time users of the iPhone and iPad — some of the most irritating limitations in these devices are being taken out.

iOS LogoThere’s going to be a new Maps app that will finally include turn-by-turn navigation, with Siri providing spoken directions.  Previously, users needed a third-party app for this service.

The Mail app is getting some long-awaited features, including the ability to add pictures and images to messages from the composing window, as well a separate signatures for each email account.

Fans of FaceTime will be happy to learn that iOS 6 will allow them to make video calls over a cellular-wireless connection, not just Wi-Fi.

A new “Do Not Disturb” feature will let people keep their phone (or tablet) next to their bed at night without it alerting them of every email that comes in. Also, people will be able to easily decline an incoming call  with a text message.

These are just some of the new features coming in iOS 6 when it is released in the fall.  For more information, read Brighthand‘s full article on this upcoming operating system.

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