On Wednesday, Apple showed off the virtual assistant Siri giving driving directions. Siri will also let you post Facebook status updates you speak out to her.
There's also an enhancement to email, so you can deem certain people "VIPs" and locate emails from them more easily.
As announced in June, iOS 6 will be a free upgrade for iPhones released since 2009 — the 3GS, 4 and 4S models. It will also be available on last year's and this year's iPad models and newer iPod Touch devices. The update for older devices will be available starting next Wednesday.
The software will ship with the iPhone 5 out on Sept. 21 in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the U.K. Advance orders will begin this Friday. It will be available in 22 more countries on Sept. 28.
Here are some highlights of iOS 6:
Image: Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012