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Apple’s IOS 6 removes password prompt for free apps

Apps will download in the background too
Wed Jul 25 2012, 11:09
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SOFTWARE VENDOR Apple has removed the need for users to enter their password when downloading free apps from the Itunes store in the latest beta release of IOS 6.

The software tweak was revealed by a Reddit user who has access to Apple's latest IOS 6 beta and said, "Finally! IOS 6b3 doesn't ask for a password when downloading a FREE app!"

This means that if you're downloading a free app, installing an app update, or re-downloading an app you've previously deleted on an Idevice running IOS, you'll no longer be prompted to enter your password.

According to Macrumours, that's not the only change Apple has got in store to streamline its IOS software. The web site has heard that downloading apps on IOS 6 will also take place in the background, which means you'll no longer be forced back to the home screen and can continue to browse applications.

IOS 6 is set to be released in Autumn this year, bringing with it over 200 new features. These include Apple's home-grown mapping service, Facebook integration, Siri over 3G, an improved mail app and an enhanced Phone application enabling users to easily ignore phone calls.

Apple also released its latest Mac operating system today, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. This is available for users to download now for £13.99 from the Mac App Store. µ


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