iOS 6 And Apple TV: Facebook Integration And Getting Rid Of Ping As Hinted By Cook
In an interview Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed some interesting stuff about the upcoming iOS 6 and planned Apple TV. The interview was hosted by Walt Mossberg and Kara Fisher at the AllThingsD’s D10 Conference, and you can check the video from the link below.
While dodging the questions about the rumored Apple TV, the CEO confirmed that the new iOS 6 is going to get Facebook Integration, and enhancements to Siri. However, the most interesting question was about the Apple TV to which Tim Cook replied that it continues to be an “intense area of interest” for the company:
This is an area of intense interest for us. Many of us, the TV that we do watch, is almost exclusively on [the Apple TV]. That’s what my TV watching is. All of my movies, everything is coming through Apple TV.
On the other hand, Tim Cook hinted at the possibility of Facebook Integration in the iOS 6 similar to Twitter as he was asked about his recent meetings with the social-networking site. Tim Cook acknowledged that Facebook has hundreds of millions of users and people on iOS based devices would like to have better experience accessing it from their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
As already announced by the company the Siri enhancements are due, and so to that query Cook hinted at developments coming to iOS Siri within the coming months. The other interesting facts revealed during the interview are:
- While “S” in iPhone 3GS represented speed, Cook said that “S” in iPhone 4S represents Siri.
- The CEO admitted that Apple has to be more social and hinted at it is contemplating getting rid of Ping.
- Apple was never interested in buying Instagram, which Facebook bought for $1 billion.
- Tim Cook intends to double down on secrecy on products and solutions.
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