New iOS 6 Features Unveiled at WWDC 2012
The first day of the Worldwide Developers Conference brought a lot of splashy announcements. Thus, Apple talked about its new iPad Smart Case and, of course, mentioned some hardware updates along with iOS 6 features.
The Cupertino-based company has decided to give tablet and smartphone users more control in the new firmware. The iOS 6 beta version has been already released, so more and more people can now dig in to it and unveil some interesting features and functions.
Over 200 Features
What can iOS gadget users hope to see in the next firmware version 6? There will be about 200 features in iOS 6, including Privacy, fast Bluetooth and Do Not Disturb function.
Bluetooth will be easy to turn on and off. To do so, users will have to go to Settings and make one quick tap. That’s it, according to AppleInsider. Unlike in previous firmware versions, this setting will appear underneath “Wi-Fi” and not be hidden inside of General. This can actually save some of your battery life as you don’t have to do an extra tap and scrolling.
Another great option, called Do Not Disturb, is perfect for people who use their tablet computer or Apple smartphone for work and gameplay. This iOS 6 feature let’s iPad or iPhone owners choose particular times when no notifications and applications appear on the device. The coolest part about this option is the ability to choose which ones can still get through when you select a novel concept or off hours.
The Privacy is another interesting option that surfaced in iOS 6 beta. Thanks to it, users can easily find out which applications tap into their pictures, contacts, reminders, etc. in order to shut them out.
The new firmware will make happier those users who wished to get a native clock application on their iPad. Apple finally adds this app to its next iOS 6. It will include world clocks and such important features as timers, alarms, and a stopwatch.
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