Even though iOS 6 is still a ways away,
rumors are already circulating regarding new features that Apple’s mobile
operating system will come equipped with. The improvements or changes will
concern three digital distribution networks that Apple is responsible for.
These three digital distribution outlets
include iTunes, the App Store, and iBookstore. Rumors suggest that the big
change may come from social media and Facebook integration. Apple has also been
rumored to be a big change may come from social media and Facebook integration,
apple has also been rumored to be a big proponent of Facebook as of late and
looking into integrating it into Apple’s ecosystem in new ways. Reports suggest
Apple is currently testing Facebook integration in the iTunes Store.
6 rumored to debut Facebook integration
Other rumors related to changes Apple is
planning to add in these three distribution networks include improved discovery
and applications. Apple recently acquired a company called Chomp and reports
suggest it is planning on using Chomp technologies in all three networks.
However, all of the implementations may not be ready for iOS 6 launch. This
means that improved discovery on the backend should not be one of the features
at the outset of the iOS 6 launch.
The Next iPhone May Come With An Improved Retina Display
Despite Apple setting new Standards with the
iPhone 4/4S and its Retina display, the next version of the iPhone could even
offer a sharper display.
Rumors suggest that the next version of the
iPhone may ship with a display capable of producing a resolution of 1136 x 640
pixels with a screen size of about 4”. It will also make the iPhone capable of
screen ratio very close to 16:9, which is standard on HDTV sets.
These rumors come at a time when Apple is
said to be testing next-gen iPhones, a strong indication of why this
information came out during this phase. It is said that these iPhones are being
passed around certain circles within Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, but
they are locked in shells to be disguised from employees who do not have a VIP
access to them.
Given the problems that Apple has faced in
the past – last year’s loss of an iPhone prototype in a Silicon Valley bar led
to the raiding of a technology editor’s home by police – the company appears to
be doing everything it can to keep the specs of the next-gen phone under wraps.