They’ve just reported that some of the new features from OS X Mountain Lion such as iCloud Tabs support, Mail VIPs, “Do Not Disturb” toggle for notifications will make their way to iOS 6.
OS X Mountain Lion will include a number of popular apps and features such as Messages, Notes, Reminders, Game Center, Notification Center, Share Sheets, Twitter integration and AirPlay Mirroring from iPad, so it is not surprisingly to see some of the new features introduced in ninth and next major release of OS X are coming to iOS 6.
Here’s how some of the new OS X Mountain Lion features will work in iOS 6, according to Mark Guman of 9to5Mac:
iCloud Tabs is a feature that allows iCloud users to view a list of tabs opened in the Safari web browser across multiple iOS devices and Macs. Although previously rumored, iCloud Tabs is not a feature – in its initial implementation in iOS 6 and Mountain Lion – that syncs your entire current web browser work across devices. When the iCloud Tabs button is clicked on an iOS 6 device (or Mac), all the tabs opened on each device are simply shown in a synchronized list. From here, users can quickly pickup individual tabs that they were working on across their Apple devices. The iCloud Tabs button on the iPhone and iPod touch is hidden behind the Bookmarks toolbar.
Like in Mountain Lion, Mail VIPs in iOS 6 puts a star next to emails received from a specified group of people. VIPs assigned to iCloud accounts will sync with iCloud across iOS 6 iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, and OS X Mountain Lion Macs. OS X Mountain Lion users have so-far praised the feature, as many users find themselves constantly looking for email from a select group of contacts.
Do Not Disturb toggle:
The Do Not Disturb toggle will allows users to block incoming alerts and banners. When we wrote about this feature coming to OS X Mountain, we were hoping that it comes to iOS 6. So good to know that it is also coming to iOS 6.
According to 9to5Mac, the Do Not Disturb toggle is stationed like the Airplane Mode button in the Settings app as seen in the mockup below.
With Apple adding such useful toggles in the Settings, we wonder when they will introduce SBSettings-like functionality so that we can access them quickly from any app without having to go through the hassle of exiting the current app, launching the Settings app and then enabling or disabling the toggle.
Let us know what you think about the possibility of features such as iCloud Tabs support, Mail VIPs, “Do Not Disturb” toggle for notifications coming to iOS 6. What’s on your iOS 6 wish list?