iOS 6: Hands-on walkthrough

iOS 6: Hands-on walkthrough

Summary: Apple unveiled iOS 6 at WWDC in June. Set for a final release in July, here's what you can expect to see in the next-generation mobile operating system.

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  • Settings now includes a Privacy option. This follows the Path contact list uploading controversy earlier this year. Twitter was also embroiled in the privacy mess. Users are now explicitly asked for consent before any personal data is accessed within the iPhone or iPad.

  • You can easily see which services have access to your contacts, calendar data, reminders and photos -- as well as your location -- from the Privacy menu. Simply select one and it will tell you which service has access.

  • In this case, Twitter has access to your contacts data. You can turn it off, but once the data is in third-parties' hands, it does not mean the data will be deleted from their servers.

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Topic: Operating Systems

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  • OS6

    will the 4S be an automatic update?
    patbrewer
    • Unlike te dispoable phones...

      Cough, cough, Nokia, the currently shipping iPhones will get this upgrade. That is the real difference, Aple wants to keep everyone current, while some other Mega Corps only say they want to keep everyone current. Apple sells a device, while the other Mega Corp sells license stickers. Giving "free upgrades" reduces the number of paid license stickers. Why give the customer a free upgrade when you can charge them a fee?
      Jumpin Jack Flash
  • innovativeMotor> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf-QHgW5iwQ&feature=youtu.be

    NOW it's Real ROBOT........ http://youtu.be/Gf-QHgW5iwQ
    tvcio