The updated features in iOS 6 would not be applicable on iPad 2(0)
Bad news for the owners of iPad 2 and 3rd generation iPod touch: the updated features available in iOS 6, including Siri, would not be applicable on those devices. Apple has a sort of convention of supporting only the latest devices and this is exactly what has happened with the latest updated version of iOS.
The updated version of iOS was recently launched by Apple during the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) of Apple in San Francisco. In this latest version of the operating system, some 200 new features have been added, including Siri for the new iPad as well as various other social networking features. The updated features would also be applicable on devices such as iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, fourth generation iPod as well as both version of Apple TV.
Other than Siri and various other social networking features, Apple has also launched its own version of Google Maps in this software update. This was precisely the reason why Apple dropped support for Google Maps in its App Store recently. In the Apple version of these maps, there would also be support for 3D version which could be activated form the device with a single button. Similar 3D support has also been demonstrated by Google recently and would be incorporated in Google Maps.
The updated software has enhanced social network integration with websites such as Facebook and Twitter. According to the updated features for Facebook, users would now be able to post on Facebook from within the apps. Besides, they would now also be able to pull images from photo albums and identify locations from maps, all within the apps. Besides, birthdays and events on Facebook would be automatically synchronized with users’ calendars.
There are also certain improvements made in the Apple browser, Safari. The browser now supports live synchronization of tabs with Mountain Lion which would allow the synchronization of the browsing experience across all Apple devices of a user using iCloud. This means that if there is a tab opened on your iPad, you can leave it just that way and check it instead on your iPhone.
So there are significant improvements in iOS 6 but unfortunately, these improvements would only be seen on the latest Apple devices.