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Browsing on iOS 6
Web browsing and offline reading
The updates in iOS 6 make it the first major mobile platform to support offline browsing using the native browser, in this case Safari.
Windows Phone and Android both suffer here, as they offer no in-built options for offline reading of web pages. However, they both have third-party apps that can do this, albeit slightly less graciously than a native option.
Its competitors' lack of native offline support means Apple currently has a jump on its rivals. However, with hundreds of thousands of apps on the Google Play store, people can be sure to find one with the features they want. Unfortunately, due to the size of the Windows Phone ecosystem right now, I can't say the same for that OS, particularly not if you are looking for a free version.
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Skype on Windows Phone
Also on the list of key changes in iOS 6 is the ability to make VoIP calls with FaceTime over a mobile data network, as opposed to only being able to use the app on a Wi-Fi network.
As with offline web browsing, third-party apps such as Skype provide the VoIP calling in Android and Windows Phone.
While Facetime's native capabilities give Apple an advantage of sorts, it's up for debate how widely the app will be used. Myself, I have no desire to walk down the street shouting at my phone to be heard (while potentially running the risk of walking into a lamp post). This means VoIP calls tend to be reserved for when I'm indoors, and therefore tend to be near a laptop.
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