With iOS 6 set to release this fall, iPhone and iPad users have a convenient new feature to look forward to, which will allow them to spend less time typing in passwords when downloading apps.
The change — newly discovered in a beta of this operating system — means users are no longer required to enter their password to download free apps or to update their software. Furthermore, users will not have to key in their password to re-download previously-purchased items from Apple’s App Store either. Yet, Apple will still make users enter their passwords to download paid apps, a security element that many would prefer over the convenience of no longer typing in your password.
More about Apple iOS 6
This latest development comes a month after Apple released the first of several beta versions of iOS 6, which will bring a handful of new features and improvements to Apple customers. The most widely talked about change will be the completely re-built Maps application, which will use data from Apple’s own servers, rather than Google Maps. The application will also include turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation, as well as re-routing options for traffic.
Additionally, a new application called Passbook will help users organize tickets bought online, while Facebook integration will allow users to sync their friends’ birthdays on their calendars. But perhaps the most requested new feature is that FaceTime video calls will no longer require a Wi-Fi connection, with users being able to chat face-to-face over a 3G or 4G cellular-wireless connection.
While the iOS 6 upgrade will be available to iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S users, iPad owners can also expect to see the new operating system, which will bring full Siri support to Apple’s ever-popular tablet.
For more on all the details of Apple’s latest iOS, check out Brighthand’s coverage of Tim Cook’s keynote presentation revealing the new platform.