Marketing, marketing, marketing! We always hear the same thing from Apple: “Over 200 new features!” Okay, sure… so let’s count the ones we know. It’s up to you to decide what’s really new and what’s just a nice update or a mac-ified Android app.
Such marketing is totally typical of all companies. Even Microsoft loves to boast about features- saying, “over iMore is running a tally of new features for iOS 6 and no matter how you count, it’s not quite 200.!” even to get people excited. We just need to take these numbers with a grain of salt.
Of the big apps that were mentioned at WWDC, not all of them are available for every Apple device either. Users of the3GS only get Chinese service integration, Facebook, Guided Access, Passbook, Phone reminders and Safari Tab Syncing to name a few. And only the gets all the new features from iOS 6. The comes in a close second, missing only a few features.