Apple iPad Mini review: new iOS 6 [Epic Review]
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Apple iPad Mini – iOS 6
Apple‘s iOS 6 overhaul may have been overshadowed by the tech-tastrophe that is Apple Maps, but there’s lots to love about the latest OS, from useful Facebook integration to revamped email and, in the iPad Mini‘s case, an improved and more Europe-friendly Siri.
iOS has kept its simplicity – it’s an easy OS to get to grips with, and you’ll be clicking or swiping between apps and downloading goodies from the iTunes Store in no time. However, the grid of icons looks past it’s sell-by date, and the acres of dead homescreen space could be put to much better use housing some energetic widgets.
The notifications pull-down also looks bolted-on, but since it’s the only summary of live info such as calendar appointments and birthday reminders, it remains essential. Compare this to Google’s live widgets and Windows 8’s information-rich tiles, and it’s clear Apple has some work to do before the next iOS makeover.