Simply Jonathan

iOS 6 Observations

This is by no means a review. For that I refer you to Macworld, Ars Technica or iMore. These are the observations I made. I notice small things, and generally ignore big things. Mind you, my favourite part of iOS 5 was the addition of the en-dash in the keyboard. So, here they are:

  • They put in a ‘kr’ button in the Danish numbers keyboard. It inserts the letters k and r, which for most people would probably be easier to just type. (Same amount of clicks and they’re closer to each other)

  • The maps are certainly prettier than Google’s. As for the use of them, I must admit I never used maps all that much, but from my limited use of them, there seems to be almost no knowledge of Odense, where I live. (Transit missing is OK for me personally, because I never used the ones in the old Maps.)

  • No password required for app updates is great, and it’s mind baffling it’s taken so long for it to appear. Now we just need same behaviour for free apps (though I see more potential problems with that.)

  • Do not disturb is a great concept, somewhat lacking implementation. The ability to set up schedules would be great. (I have very different times for when I want to receive notifications on weekdays and weekends.)

This is Simply Jonathan, a blog written by Jonathan Holst. It's mostly about technical topics (and mainly the Web at that), but an occasional post on clothing, sports, and general personal life topics can be found.

Jonathan Holst is a programmer, language enthusiast, sports fan, and appreciator of good design, living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He is also someone pretentious enough to call himself the 'author' of a blog. And talk about himself in the third person.