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Summary:

iOS 6 isn’t just for the iPhone. Apple included some fun new features in its new mobile operating system, available today, for iPad users. Here’s a look at the new stuff you’ll get: Siri, a clock app, FaceTime everywhere, Facebook integration and more.

New iOS 6 Features

Apple didn’t spend very much time at last week’s press event discussing the details of its newest mobile operating system because, naturally, most people wanted to hear about the iPhone 5. While the focus on Wednesday, when the software becomes available for download, will be on how iOS 6 works on the iPhone there’s a lot of great new stuff for the iPad nestled in there too. The following is a list of 10 new and interesting iOS 6 features expressly for iPad users.

Before we get started with what new features you do get with the iOS 6 update for the iPad, it is important to mention what you don’t.  To start, you will not be able to update your original 2010-era iPad to iOS 6. There will be no panoramic camera, no Passbook app, and of course no enhanced Phone app with the iOS 6 update for the iPad. You may have also heard that the Google’s YouTube app will not come standard with the iOS release. And when Apple decided not to use Google’s Maps app any more, they also inadvertently decided to remove Google’s StreetView capability as well.

But here’s what you do get with iOS 6 for iPad:

Siri on iPad

Siri - While the new iPad released earlier this year is able to take dictation, it was still missing the full set of features provided by Siri. Siri has also been updated and will tell you sports scores and standings for your favorite teams, recommend movies times, and show you which restaurants in your area have tables available. Siri can also now post to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. And the updated restrictions in iOS 6 will allow you to block explicit language when using Siri.

Apple’s own Maps app – Apple has created its own Maps app that includes such features as turn-by-turn directions, three-dimensional maps and Apple’s own real-time traffic information. And if you happen to have the cellular version of the iPad, it comes with GPS built-in which makes the turn-by-turn feature useful on the iPad. Apple has also opened up the integration with the Maps app to make it easier to connect with localized map apps from developers, so keep an eye out for your local transit authority to take advantage of this new capability.

New Maps App

Facebook integration – With iOS 5, Apple added Twitter integration throughout the various apps and features of iOS. Now with iOS 6, Facebook has been added and you will find the same level of integration for Facebook throughout iOS. Sharing links from Safari, posting photos, recommending apps in the App Store, and letting people know where you are and where you are going in Maps are some of the places you can now use Facebook from your iPad.

Sharing multiple PhotoStreams – When PhotoStream was introduced as iCloud’s version of MobleMe Galleries, a negative side effect was losing the ability to create multiple streams that you could share with your family and friends. With iOS 6, now you can set up multiple PhotoStreams. When you choose to share a photo with PhotoStream, you will be prompted to choose which one you want to share that photo with. The reverse is particularly important for your iPad as you can now display photos from all of the iCloud accounts in your family, not just the one iCloud account associated with your device. It is now much easier to see all of the photos everyone has taken on at particular event or location.

Do Not Disturb – The Notifications feature has been enhanced to allow you to quickly turn off all notification settings in one swipe, just as you could before iOS 5. You can now also configure each of your mail configurations independently from within notification. So if you want to be alerted by new mail messages coming into your Google account, but not your Yahoo account, now you can.  This includes setting up a distinctive mail alert and/or vibration pattern for each account.

New iOS 6 Features

Very Important Contacts – Along with the update to the notification configurations comes the ability to create your own list of very important people. You can have calls, messages and mail notifications from these users handled differently than others. When you turn on the Do Not Disturb mode, you can allow alerts from your favorites to come through. This comes in handy if you are willing to be interrupted by only certain individuals.

iCloud tabs in Safari – Now just as you can with Safari in OS X Mountain Lion, with iOS 6 you can see what you have open in the tabs on your other devices. Organized by the name you have associated with each device, you can now see all of the most recent tabs that you have open on all of your Safari browsers, including on your iPad.

Enhanced App Store - Apple has overhauled the on device App Store interface to address the difficulty of surfacing more quality apps to users. You now have access to more information about each app including their version history. Another handy feature is that you are no longer required to enter a password for the free apps you choose to download.

New iPad Clock App

New Clock app for iPad – Narrowing the number of default iPhone apps that are missing on the iPad, Apple has decided to finally include the Clock app as a standard with iOS 6 for iPad.  The Clock app is not a direct port from the iPhone version; you can instantly tell that each feature was custom designed with the larger interface of the iPad in mind.  You have a World Clock, Alarm, Stopwatch and Timer just as you do on the iPhone version.

FaceTime everywhere – While the iPhone is getting the ability to send and receive FaceTime calls over cellular networks for the first time, Apple has enhanced Facetime so that you can receive all of your FaceTime alerts across all of your devices.  That now includes alerts that someone is trying to FaceTime you on another iOS or OS X device.  This means all your devices will ring at the same time.

Overall, the iOS 6 update is rather significant if you are the owner of a third-generation iPad.  Remember: don’t feel like you need to run out and buy an iPhone 5 in order to take advantage of all of the new features of iOS 6.

  1. And which of these features will function as described on a Wi-Fi only iPad? Some of us have iPads to use away from the desk but not like a phone on the road.

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    1. Turn-by-turn won’t work on a WiFi iPad. No GPS.

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      1. It should still work if you have a mobile wifi solution. But,i run Copilot live on my iPad2 it is the 3G version,but,I have not used the 3G or even had 3G turned on for months. I still use the Copilot GPS application on a daily basis. Does the 3G version have a dedicated GPS anatenae and the wifi only version does not?

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      2. If it’s tethered to an iPhone it gets GPS data from that. Also in a city, sometimes the WiFi detection is enough to navigate.

        And of course, you can simply follow the route on the map by looking at street signs…

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  2. warning on the new maps – they’re a step backwards in many regards. I’m not upgrading just yet…

    http://www.businessinsider.com/apples-maps-suck-2012-9

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    1. That’s been the general consensus. i guess the gradual quality degradation we’ve seen in OS X 10.7 and 10.8 is coming home to roost @ iOS. Shame that a company with billions in the bank doesn’t do more quality control testing. If Steve Jobs were alive, all these broken systems and apps would not be shipping out the door.

      I’m an Apple fan but the general lowering of quality control of their software concerns me – it’s like when Windows started to go off the rails with Vista…

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      1. They went off the rails long before that. ME ring a bell.

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      2. Uh, that still happened when Steve was Alive.

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  3. Enhanced App Store – Apple has overhauled the on device App Store interface to address the difficulty of surfacing more quality apps to users. You now have access to more information about each app including their version history. Another handy feature is that you are no longer required to enter a password for the free apps you choose to download.

    Wrong. It should just read as updates for free do not require password.

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    1. I’m having a hard time downloading a video subscription…I’m asked to sign in to iTunes and provide password, but there is no way to call up the keyboard to do so….

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      1. I have the same problem… sometimes the keyboard just isn’t there!

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  4. Fuck apple! I hope their doing business ‘bad attitude,’ runs their punk ass into the ground! They need to be relegated to the fringe like they once were in the windows days! Perhaps Google glass can bitch slap them down like Windows did in the past.

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    1. Don’t get your hopes up. Apple learned from its experience with Microsoft and is a much tougher competitor these days. They seem to be producing one hit product after another.

      Although you see a large number of bloggers and commenters that share your hatred of Apple, their number is tiny compared with the masses of Apple’s satisfied customers who don’t even visit these web pages. For them, Apple stands apart offering stylish easy-to-use products along with better customer support than the competition.

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    2. Wow! Seems like the rest of the electronic world disagrees with you. Why else are they so intent on copying everything Apple does?

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      1. Money

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    3. I am with you dude. They have turned into a very arrogant business. They forget when they were the little kid on the block. Also the bigger they are the bigger they fall!

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    4. Apple retail stores consistently yield high quality customer service than any retail that I have ever experienced. Not to mention the fact that Apple engineers create products that they themselves used, not just to make a buck. The kind of attitude and the TONE of word choices tells me you’re a it with reality and worse, in extreme minority of less than 1%.

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      1. I don’t know what stores you’ve been shopping in or what state you’re from, but the Cincinnati area is disappointing. Apple’s genius’ are not so genius anymore. In fact, they’re pretty uneducated at times, and becoming rude and arrogant. The whole company has become too big for their britches!

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    5. F*** apple’s over proprietary practices. I too hope the zombie dumb ass consuming public start to feel they are being f***ed in th a** by apple. I was a devoted apple consumer til iO6 was forced upon us and my YouTube and google maps were wiped off. F***ers!!!

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      1. I don’t think that anything was forced on you. I’m posting this from my iPad still running iOS 5. My 4S is also running that. I wasn’t a hurried baby who didn’t do his research and am waiting for proper standalone solutions before upgrading. If those never come I will be staying with my current setup until it is no longer viable.

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  5. Apps are what is needed to make your smartphone smart and unique.Im fond of app creating and find it really helpful to use site like Snappii where i can build apps in minutes.

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  6. When will it get to Chicago? I’ve been waiting

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    1. Have you tried using Parallels new iPad app for accessing Windows, even Windows 95, installed on your Mac? Or if you want to run the latest version of windows completely in the cloud (no locally installed guest), try getting an invitation to nivio.com…

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    2. Wait will it delete YouTube on an iPad 2 16 Gig?

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      1. Yes.

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      2. How do you get it back

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      3. I haven’t found iPad YouTube version yet, just iPhone for ios6

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      4. Yes it will. I’ve lost my UTube app, and most of the stuff I like won’t play anymore because of the Adobe problem but hey, I’ve now got a clock instead so I can count down the seconds until i bludgeon my iPad2 to death. Thanks Apple for a useless update. Left feeling screwed over.

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      5. Go to YouTube.com, click the AirPrint button, add to home screen. Problem solved. It helps when you read about the update before you do it…

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      6. Just download the Google YouTube app from the App Store and everything works like before.

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  7. i just updated my ipad to ios 6 . but the carrier show there are no services on my ipad 2 gsm . help me please . romeozaim@yahoo.com

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    1. Did you really mean to share your email address?

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  8. where is the panaroma feature?

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    1. Currently that is only available on the iPhone 4S, and soon to be there on the iPhone 5.

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      1. Marciano Gatmaitan Tuesday, October 2, 2012

        I have installed ios6 on my 4s but do not see the panorama feature. Also there is no more classification on the App Store. How do I solve these issues? Thanks.

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  9. Upgraded my iPad 2 but not seeing any major benefits – Maps seems a backwards step compared with what was before, and the iPad 2 can’t handle Siri.

    Clock is handy but hardly a major leap forward, my Game & Watch had one of those in the 1980s ;)

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    1. do you lose all apps/music and stuff when you update?

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      1. No, you will only loose the ‘core’ apps that are no longer present with the iOS release. That is to say you will loose the Google Maps app (replaced by the Apple Maps app), and you will loose the Goole YouTube app (no replacement for that via the update).

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    2. Agree maps are not as good as before

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      1. Agree absolutely. Can we get the old version back? And Utube is gone can we get that back too from any where? How do we restore this to the old version before the update?

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    3. I felt my iPad2 upgrade more like a downgrade. I lost google maps, youtube app and have learnt there is no Siri. Apple sucks big time….

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      1. I concur mate.

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      2. Michael Deterville Tuesday, September 25, 2012

        Right on brother

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  10. Shame my iPad doesn’t – with iOS 6 – have most of these features and I lost YouTube nice integration and got very bad uk apple map can’t even load satelite images :(

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    1. yes, in ios6 and other versions new apple map is showing some problem because it is missing few features which is described here https://twitter.com/KewKut/status/248672959538032640

      http://www.kewkut.com/

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      1. When you use the direct link to finally reach the story you buried under three sets of links:

        http://gigaom.com/apple/early-reviews-say-new-apple-maps-leave-a-lot-to-be-desired/

        You’ll find the first comment is that the turn-by-turn nav makes up for stuff that is missing, which is slight…

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    2. I lost my YouTube!!!! Why!!!!!?? That was the one thing that I enjoyed the most!!! I hate u apple!!!! Y don’t I have YouTube anymore?????

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      1. Denise Chambers Quick Thursday, September 27, 2012

        I agree!

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  11. So,the only real upgrade for the iPad is a clock?
    Maps is a step back, VIP inbox nice, but not really that big a deal, google had it for years.
    What is really there that could not be done before? I have not found anything.

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    1. Couldn’t agree more. The YouTube app only shows up for iPhone use!
      Aggghhhh – would love to go back to 5.1.1

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  12. Wish I had not upgraded so soon. Maps in IOS6 is really poor compared with Google Maps in IOS5. My local map shows a Woolworth store which closed years ago. And there’s no streetview.

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    1. I’m wishing that too, but haven’t used the maps yet. We will next month in South Africa…I really liked it for driving around Italy last year…but that was with Google maps…

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  13. I have an iPad 2 and I’m very unhappy with the update. First off, I don’t get siri. Secondly, they took away the YouTube app and they were suppose to give u a new one but I didn’t get it. Also, the map app is nothing like it says.

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    1. Do you where all are favorites ended up? And I don’t see an app for it. Only on my iPhone did I get the app. I wish I would have waited.

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    2. I agree Emily, more like a downgrade than an upgrade.

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    3. You can download the new YouTube app from the app store.

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  14. Where are all my favorites from my YouTube account?!!!!! And how do I get YouTube on the ipad

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    1. You’ll probably find a lot of them won’t play anymore because of the Adobe problem.

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  15. The new Google You Tube app is OK on the iPhone but is much, much worse than the original app on an iPad.

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    1. I also miss Google’s street view on the iPad. Google’s browser based solutions are not nearly as slick as their native apps. I have tried some of the third party Street view solutions, but they are still a bit too buggy and awkward for me to recommend at this point.

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  16. IM MAD. YOUTUBE DOES NOT WORK. YOU CAN ONLY DOWNLOAD YOUTUBE ON APP STORE FOR IPHONE USERS AND IPAD USERS DON’T HAVE IT IT DOES NOT EVEN WORK ON THE DESKTOP BROWSER FIX THIS NNNNNNOOOOOOOWWWWW😡😡😡😡😡😡😡🔫

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  17. I updated my iPad last night and my YouTube icon has disappeared!! Has this happened to anyone else??

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    1. Yes – Mine too!

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    2. Yes Katie, but you now have a clock, yippppeeeee!!!!

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  18. If I update through my phone will I lose my apps and contacts in it?

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    1. No, it keeps all the data you have on your phone. It’s always a good idea to back up before an upgrade though, either make sure it’s backed up to iCloud or sync it with a computer which backs up your device.

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  19. I’m so miffed that my ipad 2-64Gb wont get siri.
    Good marketing ploy by Apple!

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  20. Don’t bother to upgrade if you love YouTube . In iOS 6 there is no YouTube icon.

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    1. Y????!!!!! I upgraded without knowing that was gonna happen….what do I do now do we go to YouTube.com???

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  21. My new iPad doesn’t not have Siri even after the update..help!

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  22. If your not an Apple fan then just ignore it and don’t buy. We don’t need a paragraph of language to tell what Apple should do, appears to me they are doing just Fine !!

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    1. No,what we really do not need is a jerk like you telling us not to complain about not getting features that we really should get for the money that we spent for our devices. Some of us use these iDevices in a professional capacity,not just as toys. Some of us are very unhappy with what the update offers the iPad devices and our opinions are just as important as yours,you sound like an arrogant snob.

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  23. “You can now also configure each of your mail configurations independently from within notification. So if you want to be alerted by new mail messages coming into your Google account, but not your Yahoo account, now you can.”

    Not true. It works well and unbelievably fast with Yahoo account…. as in a fraction of a second notification going my experiments last night.

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    1. Um, no. You need to re-read what you quoted. It doesn’t say that it doesn’t work with a Yahoo account.

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  24. what about adobe flash player????

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  25. So now we have to go to YouTube.com???

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  26. The ’10 Ipad is already old news and unsupported.. GG Apple

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  27. ITsolutionspartnership Portsmouth Thursday, September 20, 2012

    So I take it Ipad 2 will not be getting Siri? does not look like it…why do Apple always like the public to spend more and more money..

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  28. WHERE IS YOUTUBE!?! MINE IS GONE!

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  29. gunna update!!!!!! soooo exited for siri!

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  30. I absolutely hate the new ios6 youtube native app omission. My son is disabled and lives for the ease of the app and for you tube in general!!!! Without the easy youtube kid friendly accessibility, our new ipad is just an expressive piece of crap now!!! He is so upset and so am I!! I have three iPhones and two iPads. NO MORE APPLE!!!

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    1. You really share my thoughts. My son is insisting I buy the old youtube app. He is only 5 and today he has not touched the iPad2. Iam thinking why did I do the upgrade, did not get Siri, lost youtube and google maps. Hey I got a Clock, is that it……apple sucks. The good thing, I was thinking whether to go with the new iPhone5, but now that’s not an option. It is going to be note 2.

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      1. AJ, found this link on Apple support site. Downloaded iPhone youtube app to my ipad this way. You have to toggle 2x button and it is pretty basic, but for now it may be something that maybe your son can use. My son hasn’t used his ipad since I upgraded yesterday. He just pushes it back at me when he see’s the icon is still not there and gets upset. I couldn’t care less about google maps, but youtube being gone is devastating to us. I too was going to upgrade to an iPhone 5, but after Apple screwed their loyal customers for a power grab from google, I will look at the Android instead. Funny, I never in a million years thought I would change…it just never accrued to me. But Apple’s actions made me question everything about them. I will check with my carrier tomorrow to learn about Google products. Good luck to you. Here’s the link:

        http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/youtube/id544007664?mt=8

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  31. I downloaded iOS 6 to my iPad, but did not get the passbook app. (The iPad was purchased in 2011). Should it have downloaded?

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    1. I’m guessing I haven’t gotten it either…where would it have shown up?

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  32. I’m so pissed they took out YOUTUBE!!!!!!!!

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  33. siri isnt working for my new ipad

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  34. Can’t receive emails on my iPad….lost maps and YouTube? Winning!

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  35. Why this is called IOS 6, beats me. It should be named IOS 5.2. It is mainly a fix to existing security issues. The so called “Features” are mostly cosmetic, the App Store has a nicer UI, functionality is not enhanced, can’t even sort the reviews no more.
    The maps just suck. What else was there? Oh, yes, Siri, typing is way more efficient than trying to get to what you want through Siri.
    All in all just a service pack.

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  36. I’m. Disappointed by the loss os You Tube and that the new OS doesn’t add lyrics to music. I just don’t get why my old 2nd gen ipod touch can do it, but not the iPad2!

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    1. Unfortunately YouTube and Apple are not friends as of the moment. But the lyrics is a huge thing many miss, but they added clocks back, finally, for iPad (with stopwatch, timer, time zones and weather).
      I agree they need lyrics back!

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  37. So disappointed with the upgrade as again I am unable to access my email so I have to go in through webmail again. The map is poor compared with the previous version. Never again will I do an upgrade until the geeks write their revue of the issues and they are fixed. I do not need the frustration. Where is the professionalism in releasing a working upgrade.

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  38. I updated my iPad to the Ios 6 now my YouTube is missing! Someone PLEASE HELP me please!

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    1. Yep. IOS 6 deletes the You Tube app. You can get to it on Safari though and if you had an account and saved subscriptions, they’ll still be there.

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  39. Jeanette Critien Friday, September 21, 2012

    So annoyed that there is no you tube..However I like the world clock So stupid not having youtube..
    Those of you not happy about not having Sri.. No worries.. Siri stinks most times.. never gets the words right!! duh!

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  40. Honestly, there is really nothing tremendous in this IOS6.

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  41. Reblogged this on projectz and commented:
    Some nice new features here.

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  42. I just updated iOS 6 on my iPad 2 and I do not hav siri

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    1. I don’t think Siri works on iPad2. You’d need the new iPad.

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  43. Without YouTube why :(

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  44. bookitlive Australia Friday, September 21, 2012

    The first thing my daughter notice was she could not find YouTube. We would even pay for the app

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  45. LARZ

    Seams like I should not upgrade my Pad 2 . For just a clock and a Broken Map app. Plus the loss of google earth and youtube. Any security updates that I would be missing and will they pull a micro and stop supporting ios5 soon?

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  46. Really SAD that you no longer let us use Street View. Very disappointing!! I never wanted apple products until the iPad, still will NOT use an iPhone and now you pull this crap. Not a happy camper at the moment. Thank goodness I have street view on my Android. That’s right Android!!!!

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  47. Jennifer Goodine Friday, September 21, 2012

    So ticked when I went to show my students a YouTube video today and couldn’t find the app! Finally find a way around it…an hour after school ended. Use squrl app and go into YouTube from there. THEN I had to use https://m.youtube. Have never seen an address with that ‘m’ in it before. What a hassle. Wish I hadn’t updated.

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    1. m. is mobile or mobile site

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  48. I stared crying because they took away you tube!! like i send my life on youtube,im 12?

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    1. Omg! Ik they took yt away!!!, :((((

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  49. WORST update yet for my IPad 2. First, it won’t retain the screen lock rotation, every time I power off ans then back on the screen is in landscape mode, when I had previously selected and locked portrait.
    Second, I have some Apps, that used to work just fine under the old IOS. Now the App will tell me to turn on location services. I go to settings turn on location settings and these Apps do not appear. I can’t use the App with out the location service. How do I get it to display the App. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling the App 3 times with no luck. I’ve e-mailed the App help, but have never received a reply. Any suggestions?
    Also how can I get the old IOS back on my IPad?

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  50. By installing the new iOS 6 on my ipad will using siri cost money????

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  51. Kristina Earwood Friday, September 21, 2012

    All in all, I quite like the new ios6, just would have liked to see you tube stay, and a core weather app on the home screen.

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  52. I upgrades my iPhone 4s to ios 6 and now siri isn’t working. Anyone else having that problem?

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  53. What happened to the YouTube app!?!?!

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  54. No,Sucks with out youtube is there other app for youtube that we can download

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  55. No Google maps with Streetview, no upgrade!

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  56. My YouTube icon disappears after I have installed IOS6. Why did that happen? :(

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  57. Theres no more youtube!!!!!!!

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  58. Apple are doing a great job. Most other smart phones can’t handle the simplest tasks without crashing and freezing. It’s hardly a difficult thing to open safari and use youtube that way

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  59. So why isn’t the YouTube app there after I updated the iPad?

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  60. Tansy Taylor Ferguson Saturday, September 22, 2012

    Facebook keeps coming up with a connection error although wifi is clearly working. FB is working on other devices. Seems to be linked to the upgrade???. And no you tube! I would rather just undo the upgrade!! Any suggestions?? Angela

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  61. I am very upset about that I upgraded my IPAD to IOS 6. Google Maps no longer has street view. I also lost You Tube application. Some of my Apps don’t work either. Why wouldn’t Apple warn people?

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  62. The new iOs6 also cant detect the camera connection kit (cck). This is bad..

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  63. I noticed that after “upgrading” to iOs6 my camera connection kit does not work. Photo’s are not imported to my iPad2. Anyone noticed this?

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    1. After seeing the comments about cameras I tried mine. I never could connect mine directly, but I got Apple’s card reader and just put the memory card into it. That still works fine. If you haven’t been doing that, you might look into it, but it isn’t cheap. I think it was $30-$40 for 2 connectors. Only one I use so far is the card reader.

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  64. THEY TOOK AWAY MY YOUTUBE WHY

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  65. I don’t think it’s fair that they took away my YouTube..I’m a paying customer..I paid full price for my ipad3 and it said it comes with already integrated YouTube..now I update and get new things but you shouldn’t have deleted my YouTube. Now all the apps in the App Store are different you tubes and what I got isn’t the same thing now..wtf are you people doing? I’m bringing back my iPad to best buy to have them fix my update back to what it was before! Don’t upgrade people..apple takes away a lot to give you what they think is better..what a waste! I’m going back to my blackberry..at least there they won’t delete shit when u upgrade..what a waste! -.-

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    1. Apple why did you so this to me??!!! I love apple!!! But why why did u have to take youtube away?? I hate the new jacked up version of YouTube and I hate the jacked up version of ios 6!!!! Like why the heck would they do that??!!!! Seriously!!! My sister Vanessa hates the new version as well and she has the iPod 5th generation I have the iPhone 5 and it had ios 6 I think and it like totally like deleted it.

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  66. Hello, can anyone help me, please? I just downloaded ios6 without knowing any of the details, and now I am f***ed: my browser is Skyfire (plays video…) but since the download I cannot log into my YouTube account and view saved clips. Also, how do I enable cookie retention in Skyfire? Is there a way to vert to the previous OS? Any responses to ameen(dot)ny(at)gmail(dot)com would be greatly appreciated!!

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  67. I upgraded to ios6 and found it totally unacceptable. How can I revert back to my previous ios?

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  68. Wolfy Thescateater Saturday, September 22, 2012

    I FUCKING LOST YOUTUBE!?!?!

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    1. I know right that’s what happened to me!! HELP!!

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  69. My stupid iPod doesn’t have youtube when I downloaded the ios 6 new update do I go to setting and turn on the restrictions or something?

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  70. Today I had the worst customer service experience with Apple technical support. First my wife’s IPAD 2 prompted her to upload IOS6, and 3 hrs later it was still locked up at the same screen. When I called tech support, they told me it was a software problem and I had to pay $99 for software insurance and then they can fix it. Total bull. When I called the Apple store they said I can come in and they will fix it for free. After doing my own research on Google I performed a reset to get it fixed. The agent I spoke to was very rude and I felt like he was just trying to get more money. This will be the last Apple product I will ever purchase.

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  71. RE IPHONE 5 and SIRI and TALKLER. Even with iOS6, and the new iPhone 5, Siri still won’t do email.We need true email inbox management that’s eyes-free. There’s a NEW smartphone app called Talkler — billed as “email for your ears.” Talkler is a free smartphone app for heads-up, hands-off, reads-aloud-to-you,voice-controlled email. So we can reclaim those wasted minutes behind the wheel, and get to the office with an empty inbox. Worth checking out:Facebook.com/Talkler and http://www.Talkler.com

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  72. Lost my YouTube app that I loved so much. Sorry I up graded.

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  73. But the YouTube app is gone, no warning no nothing just gone.

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  74. I am relatively new to Apple and although I am not very computer literate have been getting on quite well with my IPad. However I was absolutely gutted when I downloaded Ios6 only to find I have lost all my YouTube favourites. I used this facility every day. I complained to Apple who told me I could get them by going direct to the YouTube website but I cannot find them. They say there may well be a new app for the IPad to run on ios6 but that presumably will not let me get my favourites back.
    I am really annoyed by what they have done. Even if it is due to a Apple/Google feud they should not be penalising the very people that keep them in business.

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    1. I agree with you, removing the YouTube app was a horrible move. this update feels like a huge step back in a time when they are playing catch up to android. That being said, your YouTube favorites are linked to your google/YouTube account. You just need to login to YouTube.com with your google account email and password. Try this http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95392

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      1. Thanks Jay, I have tried this. The drop down menu under my username on the YouTube website does not include the word “Favourites”. So I am at a bit of a loss.
        I had a lot of classical guitar solo’s and duets by many different people plus some superb Lindyhop videos on my old list.

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  75. APPLE had better do something quick to sort this problem out. There a lot of pissed off customers out here who won’t be coming back…TAKE NOTE….

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  76. I can’t believe Apple deleted the YouTube app :( i was an avid video watcher on my iPad 2 (about 5 10-15 minute videos a day) and now im forced to watch them on an app designed for iPhone. I don’t like the browser version because the address bar and tabs are still showing and that annoys me. This was NOT an upgrade, it was a downgrade in my opinion.

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  77. Is there anyway I can find videos that i added to my favorites on the google YouTube app?

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  78. What the hell — why is not Youtube after the upgrade?? now I had to download a stupid app full of publicity.. I had to take away the ipad to my small daughter who used to watch her cartoons in youtube.. IOS6 really sucks!!

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  79. The photo app is a HUGE step backwards. I used to be able to sort by event now the 20,000 photos I have are sorted by …. Well nothing. Just a list of 20,000. Crap. A big turn off

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  80. I won’t be upgrading. There’s nothing in this update that’s even useful to me, and I’d be in fact LOSING items that matter to me. I love google street view on my iPad, so smooth and fun! And I absolutely use YouTube, more than most apps. The only items in the update I’d even use would be the add photos to email message and the clock app which I was shocked was not included when I bought the iPad in the first place (can’t believe there’s no native calculator app either). If I was an apple stock holder right now id be very worried. While apple continousously dominates in product design and quality materials, their os is falling so far behind I can’t imagine they’ll be able to keep up unless they do something interesting quick.

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  81. Apple wtf have you done.? Your map takes me back five years. Your folks may be proud that they did this but it stinks. No YouTube…no YouTube. No YouTube. Aaaaaaas..no YouTube some of the new thinks are very nicely done, Wait I’m thinking, just give me a moment. Ah I got it Great CLOCK

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  82. I want my YouTube app and goggle maps back. I can’t believe they have done this. So annoyed I cannot speak.

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    1. Yes thank you what’s going on?

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  83. I just updated my iPad and lost YouTube what’s going on here?!

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  84. Very dissapointed in Apple. No Youtube app. This was the main reason for getting an iPad, to divert the kids attention when needed. The alternative option of accessing Youtube on line is no good. previously it was great . It is obvious that Apple have purposefully made it hard to use Youtube and google maps. The Apple marketing ploy must be for a select market and my family is not in that market.
    We will not be buying another apple product. We are very angry.

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  85. TinyVox: Tape&Tweet Monday, September 24, 2012

    no upgrade here for me yet. thank you tech media for highlighting all this. not enough buzz on the loss of the youtube app yet, might be a good angle for y’all.

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    1. Dear TinyVox , Dont update! u lose youtube and some people cant get into emails!

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  86. I am really disappointed to lose YouTube with the update. When you access through google you can’t play anything on a full screen. Can I go back to my original settings?

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  87. I agree with you. Apple showing not family friendly by deleting YouTube app. I have 5 apple products and I swear I will not buy another one unless they put back their native YouTube app. My son and I are very upset. The more days that go by, the angrier I get about screwing me as a customer. I bought the iPad with the app on it and I expected to keep it.

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  88. I downloaded the ios6 and my mail has gone i cant access my mailbox has any one else had this issue ican get my email on PC but not ipad

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  89. what happened to my YouTube??????? i updated my ipad software and youtube is gone whyyyyyyyy? i see i am not the only one with this complaint. so Apple do something

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  90. Alex,
    The GPS chip is located on the Cell card. No cellular, no GPS.

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  91. Why doesn’t Mail App work now? I am not getting any new mail on my Yahoo E-mail acct after the iOS 6 update. Have tried turning the App off & back on, and have tried deleting & re-adding my Yahoo acct; still not receiving new mail. Does anyone know how to fix this???

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  92. iOS 6 sucks… I want my old version. YouTube gone!

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  93. Wish I never upgraded :(

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  94. Feel cheated by this update wish i could un update. so annoying with this flash player nonsense. apple you are winding a lot of people up with this. sort it out

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  95. Me too steve. feel cheated. when will apple get over this flash player snubbing nonsense? its winding a lot of people up now

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  96. man talk about felling hosed with this update! I updated and lost my youtube like so many others. Now I have to use the iphone version and boy does it really suck. Not a good trade off for me. I am not one of the lost people needing better directions. What a raw deal. really missing youtube. I guess this is what it would feel like to be broken up with in a relationship and now one telling you until you see them with someone else.

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  97. Just updated the IOS6 for iPad and I’m very unhappy with it. Most importantly YouTube app is gone which I use it everyday! Apple please do something about it please!

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  98. I’m very unhappy with the IOS6 update for IPad. They do not have any major enhancement and the YouTube app. which I use it everyday is gone!!!! Apple please do something about it.

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  99. I want my YouTube app back on my home screen. I just downloaded my favorite videos, the next day my YouTube app was gone! Please do something to get the app back.

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  100. Hi..since I installed iOS6 I can’t upload photos on instant messaging anymore.. Anyone know why?
    Thanks

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  101. Just Apple fucking all of its customers without the KY once again. I was the proud owner of the first I phone many years ago…and was very happy but then as new versions came out very quickly might I add my phone slowed down to a worthless piece of plastic. I guess that is why they take stuff off the older phones and I pads….so you must run out and buy the latest version. I mean why screw your customers in this economy? Come on Apple they just spent bug ass bucks for your products…I am helpless as my IPad I have had less than a year….just bought in May….turns into another piece of worthless junk. Pretty pissed….I pissed away 600 bucks. Fuck you Apple….pretty crappy new update. I miss my YouTube…and half my stuff won’t play with Safari…ugh now everything has glitches….if u think I am going to buy another one you are sadly mistaken…you just lost me as a lifetime customer.

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  102. I updated to day im 10 just got this iPad last year its a iPad 2 and i go on youtube alot so i updated 10-20 minutes later i check it and i got a new clock app at night (now) i wanted to go on youtube here but it wasnt there im so sad! This is unfair wheres my youtube! ugh! 😥Im so sad and angry at Apple!

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  103. Does having ios6 mean the built in YouTube is gone?

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  104. I lost my connection with my air printer after downloading iOs6. This happened with both the ipad and iphone. How do I reconnect?

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  105. I just went from iOS 5 to 6 and lost my YouTube app as well as all my saved links to specific videos in the process. I find this unacceptable for two primary reasons, first …. They should have clearly notified you of any potential changes to any of your apps selections and/or saved data prior to you choosing to upgrade so that you are informed well enough to decline if you choose to do so. Not providing that information up front is nothing less than being intentionally deceptive. Second…. the links I had saved were ones that I had spent the better part of a year collecting as research source data for a book that I’m currently in the process of writing and now all of that material is lost and it’s reconstruction will prove to be practically impossible. Not providing any warning of this as an issue was an idiotic oversight and the act of incompetent buffoons………. Smooth move Apple, really smooth. Try to get it right next time……….. Sincerely, PO’d

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    1. Don’t you have some old back-ups? Everybody knows that you have back-ups. And stuff isn’t important if you don’t have it at least on two different locations. That is common sense.

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  106. Ever since I did the iOS 6 update to my iPad my battery life depletes 3x as fast. I heard just a little while ago there is going to be a fix for this. Does anyone have any tips?

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  107. Marilyn LaMascus Thursday, September 27, 2012

    I upgraded..like an idiot…my iPad 2…. Just assumed. I should but now am mad cause I lost u tube and all my favorites… Is there anyway to get it back…or is there such a thing as un-upgrading?

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  108. Marilyn LaMascus Thursday, September 27, 2012

    I wonder what other nasty surprises await me with iOS 6. P.O. Is putting it mildly

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  109. How can the removal of street view be “inadvertent” if it’s part of Google Maps?

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  110. is there a way that we can get the app back besides sycing with i tunes if you did a back up for your iPad 3 ? thanks Jason

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    1. Last up turned my iPad 2 3G into pice of shit.
      Nothing what was promissed is keeped.
      They promissed Siri,Passbook, FaceTime over 3G , nothing is there trough in specification was written 3G devices are compatible with them…
      That sucks
      Instead of planned “hardware upgrade ” into IPhone 5 and ipad3 going to make REAL upgrade into galaxy.
      Thak u Apple for making my choice so easy.
      After years with apple I say : NEVER AGAIN

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  111. I reckon Siri is about as useless as the MS Paper Clip. Remember that?

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    1. I use Siri nearly every day on my iPhone and find it extremely useful (especially as a hands-free interface in the car). I’m looking forward to the new Siri features in iOS 6, but I don’t think I’ll upgrade until they improve the Maps application.

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    2. What gives you that idea? I use Siri nearly every day on my iPhone 4S and find it extremely useful — I would miss it if I got a phone without a comparable feature. I’m looking forward to the Siri enhancements in iOS 6, but I’m not upgrading until they resolve the Maps issue, since I drive a great deal. (I might upgrade my iPad.)

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  112. Can you go back?

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  113. Amanda M. Phillips Friday, September 28, 2012

    What happened to the YouTube app???

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  114. They want you to pay $1.99 for “YouPad” app. That sux! I will just google and sign onto you tube and have my favs that way! need to do so on PC anyway.

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  115. Since upgrading my iPad 2 with ios6 nothing is updating at the App Store can someone help please?

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  116. Any idea when the YouTube app will be available in iPad? My kid is really sad now and the iPhone version isn’t really exciting on the iPad.

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  117. So does Siri actually exist on the ipad2

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  118. I don’t use any of the new upgrades…and the one app that I used the most (YouTube) is gone.

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  119. How do you use Siri on iPad when I use the home button doesn’t bring up Siri

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  120. I used to have YouTube on the iPad, but now IRS gone. What happened?

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  121. I can’t download anything since I upgraded. My password will not work. I have tried the fixes suggested and nothing. I have a boat anchor now.

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  122. The Problem with Apple from my point of view is the fact that Apple is listed in the Stock Market. If it would only compete against concurrents and only have to satisfy its customers, Apple would create better products.

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  123. Coding On Napkins Saturday, September 29, 2012

    ATTENSION DEVELOPERS OF IPHONE APPS WANTING TO SELL TO IPAD IOS6 USERS
    iPad ios6 cannot find iPhone apps to buy or install
    Try it with iPhone app “Any.DO”
    Able to find and download this app on old IPad 1 with IOS5 but not on an ios6 IPad?????

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  124. Will google make a YouTube iPad app?

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  125. I would like to congratulate Apple on the success of their Customer Prevention Department in providing the iOS 6 “upgrade” without advance warning that You Tube and Google Street View apps would be deleted. Come on Apple, publish the names of the idiots you employ who are responsible for this so that we customers can let them know directly what we think of them.

    I mainly use my ipad for email, youtube (with hundreds of favourites that now seem to be lost) and street view, so Apple’s actions are causing me real problems. I am sure that I will not be the only customer visiting my nearest Apple store demanding they unupgrade my iPad to iOS 5.1

    Three members of my family were about to upgrade from iPhone 3 and 4s to iPhone 5 and buy my wife an iPad for her birthday. If Apple don’t rectify this problem pronto they can kiss goodbye to that business.

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  126. As soon as i update to ios6, i’ve lost youtube app! How can i retrieve back youtube app?

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  127. my ipad isnt working its showing a ipad chrager and itunes on the top?
    i dont really know about these electornics !
    i need help , please!!

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  128. What’s the release date for the new Youtube App for iPad?

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  129. Daaaaaaaaamn! I totally agree with you Keiko.

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  130. Apples sucks alright…lost my youtube and google maps which is way better than their friggin maps after upgrading to iOS6

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  131. Apple is pathetic and their followers are even more pathetic.
    How can people line up every year for the same old bullish*t and boast how
    its so innovative and amazing. Fanboys are so ignorant when it comes to Apple…they release a GPS product that doesn’t even work and they FORCE you to use it if you want to update your device. Im sorry, but to all the bafoons that posted before me about Apples amazing “customer service”, time to hush up now. Apple died alongside Steve Jobs. Fullstop. Everything since his demise has been rehashed, recycled and released apple polished crap, that they released the year before.

    Please everyone, stop with the Apple madness. Get a Samsung Galaxy S3 instead of your iPhone 5 and i promise you will experience the real power and freedom that other companies provide.

    Thank you.

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  132. Apple is failing more with each release of crappy updates to popular apps and horrible updates to iOS. If you look closely all Apple updates are to conform you, get your information and end jailbreaking. Face it Apple has come full circle to 1984

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  133. I have the iPad 2 and I’ve been wondering when/is there going to be an app for YouTube? I know you can go on safari but on the icon you could look at the the newest videos by that person.

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  134. Can I revert to ios5 on my iPad. Hate the ios6. Going backwards.

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  135. Youtube doesn’t come standard and I can’t find it at all when I search for it, just a bunch of knock-offs. I use Youtube all of the time to distract my toddler AND some of my previously purchased apps don’t work anymore. I had a cookbook and now I can’t see any of the recipes. A lot of help that was on thanks giving! I was all ready having trouble getting my magazine prescriptions through the bookstore, some of them keep asking me to purchase them even though I all ready subscribe and get the digital for free.

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  136. Yes having facetime every where is a great idea, yes the draw back is having all your devices ringing at the same time!! I think they should have debug many of the issues before they put it on the open market. Competition is great but not when your products don’t live up to the expectations.
    Thanks for the wonderful content!! http://ipadtrainingvideo.weebly.com

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  137. John James Martin Sunday, October 14, 2012

    I have a Ipad2 3G with 32 Gigs of memory and I upgraded to OS 6. When I turn it on, it takes almost a minute to start up. Before it took a few seconds. Very frustrating. Anyone have any suggestions?

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  138. Apprently there has been trouble with peoples Youbube acounds and videos not playing for ios5 users. Coukd not find the official youtube app till the link above was posted but Jasmine.app is cool for youtube.

    Feature that does not work on my ipad is the download free app without password.

    Best new feature for teaching is hidden in general-> accessability ->guided access
    Where u can lock a child into a homework app like mathletic by setting up a passcode then just triple click, you can even circle other buttons you dont want them to use.

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  139. Does anyone know if there is another device on the market like the iPad that has easy access to YouTube like the deleted IOS6 YouTube Apple app? If so, I will sell for cheap my iPad and purchase that device. Thx.

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  140. Facebook keeps crashing and I’ve no YouTube a holes

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  141. I wish I read about the update BEFORE I had the apple store update my iPad 2. I would have reconsidered not to do it… I MISS my YOUTUBE!!! Why in the world would they bother giving me a clock app??? my iPad already reads the time at the top!!!! I don’t really care what time it is in CHINA!!! Just swap out that clock app and give me back my YOUTUBE!!!!!

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  142. What is the name of the new YouTube app for the iPad? I just looked and found nothing new. Is it by google or apple or another developer?

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  143. does anyone got the siri? i use ipad 2 64GB wifi 3G

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  144. Windows8Rules Sunday, October 21, 2012

    This thread of comments just made my day, such blatant ignorance, gotta love it!

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  145. So would it be safe to say not to get the new IO6 on my ipad2 at this time?

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    1. If I had to do it over I NEVER would do it. I also have the ipad2

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  146. I cant download any thing any more!

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  147. Regarding the new mini iPad coming out, I wouldn’t buy it without the YouTube app apple recently deleted through their ios6 upgrade. It is a inferior product now and not worth the money.

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  148. Upgraded on my ipad2 yesterday….what a disaster!! No one from Apple felt it was necessary to tell me I would lose the 450 songs I had downloaded previously!!! I am soooooo pi$$ed!! Here’s what they are doing. It will not let you transfer songs you didn’t PAY for. What a bunch of CRAP! Lost all of it because they didn’t but it in backup before they installed ios6

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  149. check out some amazing iOS 6 tips and tricks here
    its Awesome..
    https://itunes.apple.com/app/tips-tricks-guide-for-ios-6/id566538434?ls=1&mt=8

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  150. OS6 sucks on iPad. Wish I would of never upgraded!

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  151. I’ve lost my utube app off my desktop on my iPad don’t know why can I get it back

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  152. I have no confidence in the maps as they misss major features, e.g. The canal that runs from west to east coast Scotland disappears. Poor show apple. Call me when you have a map app.

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  153. Irish May Casa Friday, November 2, 2012

    i can’t connect wifi on my ipad 2..

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  154. This is RIDICULOUS! Where’s my YouTube?! Are you serious?!

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  155. Unfortunately Apple decided to withdraw google maps for its junk apple maps and well designed YouTube app. Apple maps suck…..

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  156. iOS 6 does not have youtube so you have to download the app of youtube and the app is bad

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  157. Siri is not available on all iPads

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  158. Have the original iPad and NONE of these features is that compelling for me to consider upgrading our iPad 1!!

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  159. i need help my camera shutter on my ipad 2 is not opening and everytime i update to a new software it deletes apps why?

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