App Store rings the changes in iOS 6 beta

App Store rings the changes in iOS 6 betaIt's the little things in life that can sometimes irk us the most. Case in point here - Apple and the way it goes about downloading apps. In the times I've owned non-jailbroken iDevices, it's driven me to distraction having to input my iTunes password EVERY TIME I want to download an app.

But fear not - that little bit of the OS is on its way out with the latest iOS 6 BETA apparently removing the need to download apps from the App Store, albeit free ones or updates to those already downloaded.

It's something jailbroken users have been able to toy around with for a while thanks to a tweak in the Cydia store. But for those who don't want to take the plunge, it's likely to be a real improvement (except for those who let their kids play with their phones and are likely to find all kinds of annoying games on there.)

There's also a change to the downloading process coming. At the moment, when you download an app, it takes you back to the homescreen and you have to go back into the App Store. Which is kinda annoying when you want to download several in one go.

As with Android, users will now be allowed to stay in the App Store and continue browsing.

Thanks heavens for progress, huh?

Via Cult of Mac

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matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 24, 2012 at 20:21

F*ck it, I'm going to say it; I wonder where Apple got this idea from?

Pondlife  Jul. 24, 2012 at 21:09

I can see why they've had to make that only work in ios6. *rolls eyes* :(

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 24, 2012 at 21:50

F*ck it, I'm going to say it; I wonder where Apple got this idea from? Ovi Store? GetJar? Mobile9? Vodafone Live ca. 2007? Oh, yes...I s'pose you meant Android? My bad :p

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 24, 2012 at 22:02

F*ck it, I'm going to say it; I wonder where Apple got this idea from? Ovi Store? GetJar? Mobile9? Vodafone Live ca. 2007? Oh, yes...I s'pose you meant Android? My bad :p
I did mean Android, but my point was them copying ideas from others, which your examples only back up. In Apple's view of the world, surely they deserve to sue someone for using the same system as them (irrespective of if the other company has been doing it for the past half a decade, or not).

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 24, 2012 at 22:16

Ah, sure...
I agree. To a degree. The Samsung suits are ridiculous. But then: we only hear the half of it, and practically nothing of the hundreds of frivolous complaints by companies not Apple.
Also: Apple ARE latecomers. What can they do? Reinvent it all? Android stole the pulldown taskbar from Maemo... Android still hasn't got a decent email client, but since they spent big money on Sparrow, I assume we'll soon find a good one 'stolen' from iOS in Jelly Bean Gummy Bear Mash?

Sorry, but I find it ridiculous to pick on any of these things.
Everyone says a, b, and c are obsolete, but none of the later letters would be anywhere without the oldies. Android's swipe-left, swipe-right homescreens? SPB Software ca. 2006!
Dito favourites folders, widgets etc etc....

Hey, tweaks, custom roms? How about Brew 2005? WinMo 5?
And Siri doesn't work half as well as Dragon and others do...

Pondlife  Jul. 24, 2012 at 23:20

tomorrow's mobot news today Apple's shares dropping 5% atm on lower than expected forecasts.

dcx_badass  Jul. 25, 2012 at 00:08

One of the most annoying things in the world getting kicked out the app store every single time you download an app. Made me stop bother with it, not used it for about 6 months, just don't bother updating stuff.

Pondlife  Jul. 25, 2012 at 00:53

Well it is somewhat irritating but doesn't get to me quite that much..

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 25, 2012 at 12:17

Well it is somewhat irritating but doesn't get to me quite that much..
True...
What bothers me much more is that NO appstore (apart from Play on the web) on a device lets you bookmark stuff. It can be quite hard at times to find something you're looking for. Occasionally you come across something that looks interesting, but you have to keep searching for what you really want. So why can't we bookmark an app that looks interesting to go back to it later?
I pointed that out to Nokia on Twitter a few times. They agree, and dozens of folks chimed in and said, yeah, that'd be handy... But nope.

Pondlife  Jul. 25, 2012 at 14:57

True, a disregard button would be handy for when you've tried an app or game and no you no longer need it in your ALL apps list. Damn that thing is hard to wade through on a new device.

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