The built-in Maps app uses Apple's new vector-based engine that eliminates the lag present while downloading bitmaps from Google's servers, making for smoother zooming.
New to Maps is turn-by-turn navigation spoken directions in certain countries, 3D views in some major cities and real-time traffic.
Instead, users are prompted to download the official Podcasts App in order to continue.
i OS 6 brings the retrieval of documents such as boarding passes, admission tickets, coupons and loyalty cards through its new Passbook app.
An i OS device with Passbook can be scanned under a reader to process a mobile payment at participating locations.
i OS 6 is the sixth major release of the i OS mobile operating system designed by Apple Inc.
It was announced at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 11, 2012, and was released on September 19, 2012. It was preceded by i OS 5 (final version was 5.1.1) and was succeeded by i OS 7 on September 18, 2013.