Some of the New Features

Released 9/18/2012

NOTE: Update is not available for the first generation iPad and not all features are available on all devices

Accessibility Feature


Guided Access keeps the iPad in a single app, and allows you to control which features are available.
Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access

Check out other features that are available


  • iCloud Tabs - tab syncing across multiple devices and fullscreen viewing mode on the iPhone. Any device running iOS6 (and also any Mac running OS X Mountain Lion will, if connected to the Internet and your iCloud account, sync any open tabs across all your devices. Enabling Private Browsing on any device to stop Safari tabs from syncing. You can also disable iCloud tab syncing altogether by turning off Safari syncing in Settings.
  • Upload photos and videos from the iPad to photo sites - ex. flickr, web resizer etc.
  • Up to 24 Tabs can be opened
  • Reading list is more useful, so that you can actually read the entire article offline.


  • Panorama photos on iPhone 5 with 28 megapixel images
  • Video stabilization
  • 10 face detection on the rear and single face detection on the front


  • FaceTime over cellular but only on the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and new iPad


  • Dedicated signatures for all email accounts
  • Easier media insertion
  • VIP inbox for sorting

Maps Navigation

  • Turn-by-Turn navigation on the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (5th Gen), iPad 2 and New iPad


  • Sports scores and highlights, movies, reservations, app launching and Facebook/Twitter updates. Only on New iPad and iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S.

Shared Photo Streams

  • Share photos with other iCloud users on iOS 6
  • Supports push notifications and commenting


  • Built-in now in iOS 6

Note: Features are device specific

Click Here for a chart of the Key Features for each device