iOS 6 rumored to include 'Do Not Disturb' toggle for Notification Center, other goodies

iOS 6 rumored to include 'Do Not Disturb' toggle for Notification Center, other goodies

The latest iOS 6 rumors include a "do not disturb" switch for Notification Center, which is mocked up below. Another rumored addition is iCloud Tabs, which will sync your open Safari browser tabs across your Mac and other iOS devices. After tapping the iCloud Tabs button tucked away in the Bookmarks menu, you'll get a list of the most recently opened tabs, and from there you can pick and chose which ones to launch. Finally, iOS 6 should be including Mail VIPs, which will also sync across Apple products, and highlight incoming mail from designated contacts. All of this according to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman.

All of these features have footing in OS X Mountain Lion, which is a nice change of pace, considering it's mostly been OS X that has been borrowing iOS features so far (part of Apple's Back to the Mac initiative).

iMore's been asking for a little "back to the iPad" quid pro quo for a while now, so if these rumors pan out, hopefully it's just the beginning.

If os, before long, it's going to be tough to tell the difference between desktop and mobile operating systems, which is a fine goal for Apple to be aiming for.

We're expecting to get a good look at iOS 6 next week at WWDC 2012, but Facebook integration and a new maps experience have previously been rumored.

We've already seen a fair bit of what to expect on the hardware side of the iPhone 5, and combined with this handful of new iOS features, we're getting a fairly clear picture of what the fall will be like for Apple fans.

That is, of course, assuming all of these rumors pan out. We've got our own wishlist of iOS 6 features, but what would you like to see? Which of these new ones have you been looking for the most?

Source: 9to5Mac

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iOS 6 rumored to include 'Do Not Disturb' toggle for Notification Center, other goodies


Profiles. Time and location sensitive. When I arrive at work I want my phone to go silent. When I go home, I want the ringer on and loud. When I get to my girlfriend's certain calls should go straight to voicemail...

This would be an amazing feature, especially the girlfriend one. I would love it if I could turn off all texts and calls, except for if work was calling me.

I doubt it will be that advanced. If you want different settings for different callers, you'll need to jailbreak and install iBlacklist. I have mine set up to send all callers that aren't in my address book straight to voicemail. And I have it hang-up automatically on all calls from my ex! (can't even leave a voicemail - hah)

Or even a timed profile. My BB had an app that would toggle BT, Wi-Fi and phone on-and-off at any pre-set times, on any day you chose. I had my BT on during drive-time, off at work, and Wi-Fi on when I got home till I went to bed. Set it and forget it.
Next best: "Siri, turn BT/Wi-Fi on/off"

Good - that global turn off notifications was very handy in ios 4.
Pie in the sky what I'd want from OSX? Gatekeeper or something similar to install different apps and system tweaks without having to jb.

Do Not Disturb? Could be useful to have something like a Blacklist in order to block incoming calls.

These all sound great... But if I could have only one feature at all... It would be the ability to attach files to an open new email. I recently went on vacation (working the entire time from my iPad and iPhone) and that was certainly difficult to work around. That is the only thing at all I miss from my palm per plus... Or WM6.1 before that.

they removed it from ios 4, then put it back, and u call it new feature :( . . . . lame... apple, give us something really new , please.

If only they would get the basics of a smartphone down first such as attachments in mms and email. It's the little things that's holding the os back,

I still think Safari is not the "full internet" until it can upload a picture or file from a website. I had to send a resume and they referred me to a link to their web page, and of course, all uploading capabilities in Safari (or generic file downloading, for that matter) is greyed out.

+1 Right there with u on that idea. Im not looking for or expecting a complete UI/UX overhaul that some users want/think is gonna happen bc then it wouldnt be iOS. But would love to see them spiff up Safari & its features a bit more, your comment is def 1 of the things i wanna see.

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You mean like the Samsunng phones that already use that feature. It seems as if Apple is just catching up to the competition everytime they update our phones. Bought the 4s thinking I had the latest greatest. Boy was I wrong. Competition has always spurred innovation. So come on Apple, make me want to buy the next generation because it is truly ground breaking new tech and not just because I like Apple. Oh, to all the people who say a bigger screen is the wrong direction. If we had the bigger screens first or more choices of screens we'd be the one's saying bigger is better. We have no other choices. I wish Apple made multiple models to choose from. Just my 2 cent rant!