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Apple iOS 6 Release Date Revealed: Best New Features for Business Travelers

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 12:15 PM EDT

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Travelers can use the smartphone app Find. Eat. Drink to locate great places to eat in their destinations.(Photo : Flickr)

The new software for iPhones and iPads, iOS 6 has a lot of new perks and improvements. For frequent flyers and business travelers the convenience factor of some of their new apps that make travel easier will be a welcome addition.

The software which is on the new iPhone 5 will also be avaialbe for download on previous phones on September 20th.

Here are some new additions that will ease travel annoyances for busy frequent flyers and business travelers.

Maps

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The Maps app which is replacing Google Maps will include turn-by-turn navigation, up-to-date traffic information and siri integration. The Maps application which will allow you to zoom in and out and rotate. There is also a built in search engine to look at local points of interest which are at 100 million, which is Yelp integrated.

Passbook

This feature makes flying a breeze with secure storage for all your online boarding passes. It also stores movie tickets, hotel reservations, loyalty cards, gift cards and anything that has a bar code that you can scan. Many airlines are already onboard with Passbook including Virgin Australia and United Airlines.

Mail

For business travelers who have to work on the go, you have the ability to now flag mail from important people. It makes it easier to keep track of important messages from co workers.

Siri

Siri now works outside the U.S. which is a huge plus for international travelers. On your next trip to Australia, Siri can speak to you with an Australian accent or 14 other country-specific versions.

Siri also can now launch apps for you and there is an "Eyes Free Mode" for safer car travel.

Do Not Disturb

When traveling or in just your normal day to day and you need a break from constant notifications, now there is a do not disturb option which temporarily blocks alerts and banners. You can also set it that if a certain person calls you, it will still ring and set it for certain times of day.

Offline Reading

For plane travelers, now you can read on your iPad or iPhone with Safari's offline reading list. Now you can add pages to your reading list before takeoff and you can use it on the plane, sans wifi.

To learn more about new features of the iPhone see here.

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