Apple Inc. this week released iOS 6 to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
iOS 6 includes tighter integration with third-party applications like Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and OpenTable. The latter two services will be integrated in a new Maps applications, which utilizes vector mapping to provide 3D fly-over views and turn-by-turn directions.
Additional features include Passbook, a digital wallet to store movie tickets, boarding passes, and coupons.
The iPhone 5, which will ship Sept. 21 with iOS 6, will include a 4-inch Retina display, 8MP iSight 1080p camera, 720p front-facing camera, and 4G LTE functionality. The phone at 7.6mm thick is 18 percent thinner than the iPhone 4S and at 112 grams is 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S.
The iPhone 5 16GB SKU will sell at $199, 32GB SKU at $299 and the 64GB SKU at $399 with a two-year contract.