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iOS 6

Apple targeted with patent suit over Passbook

October 2nd, 2012

Software development company Ameranth has filed a patent complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California against Apple (AAPL) over its Passbook service in iOS 6, AppleInsider reports. The company claims that Passbook violates four of its U.S. patents concerning “information management and synchronous communications system.” Ameranth, which sells software …

More than half of all iPhones are on iOS 6, 45% of iPads

October 2nd, 2012

In less than two weeks, more than half of all iPhones are now running Apple’s (AAPL) latest operating system. According to the latest numbers from online advertising network Chitika, the growth rate of iOS 6 among iPhone users has reached 60%, compared to 45% on the iPad and 39% on the iPod touch. The firm …

iOS 6 causing big battery drain for iPhone 4 and 4S users

October 1st, 2012

Apple’s (AAPL) iOS 6 can’t seem to catch a break lately. Between the Maps app fiasco, limited Passbook usage and redesigned App Store that makes discovering apps even more difficult, iOS 6 seems like an update worth skipping for iPhone 4 and 4S users. According to reports from MacObserver and hundreds of messages on the official Apple …

Apple App Store now prominently suggesting Maps app alternatives

September 28th, 2012

Hot off news of Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook’s public apology for iOS 6’s awful new Maps app, the Cupertino-based company is now going the extra mile to help upset iOS 6 users find mapping alternatives. As discovered by Digital Trends’ Molly McHugh, the App Store home page now has a big icon that says “Find …

Survey shows iOS 6 caused iPhone customer satisfaction to drop

September 26th, 2012

Since its release last week, Apple (AAPL) has seen 100 million iOS device owners update to iOS 6. That figure is certainly impressive, especially when third-party advertising networks back up iOS 6’s swift adoption rate, but according to mobile customer research firm On Device, iPhone satisfaction among users running iOS 6 is lower than it is …

Google confirms that it has not yet prepared a Maps app for iOS 6

September 25th, 2012

Former Google (GOOG) CEO and current chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday confirmed to Reuters that the Internet giant has made no move to provide Google Maps app for the iPhone 5 or iOS 6. “We think it would have been better if they had kept ours. But what do I know?” Schmidt said to a …

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak ‘disappointed’ by iOS 6 Maps

September 24th, 2012

Never one to shy away from his opinions, Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak revealed that he is “a little disappointed” with Apple’s new Maps program in iOS 6. “I tried to navigate somewhere, and I couldn’t get to where I wanted to by voice,” he said to ZDNet. “So, I was a little disappointed, because …

Hacker ports iOS 5’s Google Maps app to iOS 6 [video]

September 24th, 2012

The Maps application in iOS 6 is disappointing to say the least, and while Apple (AAPL) may be on a hiring spree to fix the problem, one iOS hacker has taken matters into his own hands. Ryan Petrich on Sunday posted a video that demonstrates the original Google Maps program from iOS 5 running on …