I haven’t yet enabled iOS 6.0 on my wife’s iPhone (have a few more challenges before I take that on.) But one thing that I did read about (aside from people complaining about Apple’s Maps versus Google Maps) is the launch of MAP (Message Access Profile) support on iOS 6.0…
I am upgrading my iPod Touch to see if I can get the ActiveE to read my mail on the iPod Touch, but won’t know until later.
[Update: 4:00 pm, tried to get my iPod Touch to read on the ActiveE, no joy. It may just be the fact that it is an iPod Touch and not a phone. The car sees it as a phone over bluetooth as I was able to pair it, but could not get music to play over the connection. I tried to see if Show Notifications on the device setting under Bluetooth (default off, I turned it on) would do anything, and still no joy. I had the iPod Touch connected to the Internet via a MiFi that I carry, so it had Internet access.]
I found the following articles to be helpful
I will report further once I have tested it out.
[Update: 9/27/2012 Noon PDT. I borrowed my colleagues’ iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s that were both running iOs 6.0. No joy on either. I was able to pair both phones to the ActiveE. I went into each one’s bluetooth configuration for the car and told each phone to allow Sending messages over that specific bluetooth link. I then sent text messages to both phones. Waited a couple of minutes and no messages were notified or viewable on the car. Messages were received by the respective iPhone. I wonder whether or not this is an iPhone 5 only feature or if it is user error or my impatience.]
Even though Apple may be removing the built in Google Maps and supplementing their own maps in iOS 6.0, they are at least giving you MAP access.