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  • Hidden Gem in iOS 6: Versatile Volume Knobs


    Apple announced iOS 6 for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch at WWDC recently and with the new updated version of iOS a slew of new features are headed our way. The features range from the new and highly anticipated iOS 6 Maps app, a questionable “Passbook” native app, the option to use FaceTime over cellular data, to additional features for Siri. iOS 6 as a whole is said to have over 200 new features that users will get as a result of updating that many users are looking forward to having. Furthermore, according to a recent survey by Chitika, since features are the reason that many users update their software, it is likely that many will update to iOS 6 because of everything it has to offer.



    One of the more subtle features included in iOS 6 is found in the music player. Here, the volume and track scrubber knob has a metallic shine that changes as you tilt your phone back and forth or side to side. If you check above, you’ll notice the appearance of the knob shifts from each image; this is a result of the aforementioned movements. What makes it even more interesting is the fact that it changes in real time, dependent on the accelerometer and gyroscope to pinpoint its accuracy. This feature is found in the Music player for each, the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch and is a feature that can’t be enabled or disabled, it happens automatically.

    The little things like this is what help contribute to making iOS 6 not only a more aesthetically pleasing platform but just a more refined and elegant one as well. At a first glance, not too many people would notice such a thing but for those who do, you learn to appreciate all the hard work Apple puts into its products over time. That being said, it’s likely additional features such as this one will be discovered over time in iOS 6 as it will probably be a great operating system in the current smartphone market. Apple certainly has paid a lot of time into designing it and making sure that everything is appealing.

    A special thanks to MMi reader Richard Fayad for sending this tip in as well as some pictures.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Hidden Gem in iOS 6: Versatile Volume Knobs started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 51 Comments
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Android fanboy: WE ALREADY HAD THIS AGES AGO#@(#@!!!!@(@***#(
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      ooo thats sweet and goodjob richard nice pics
    1. ByteArt's Avatar
      ByteArt -
      Android.... it sure as hell isn't in ICS? Just FYI, skins arnet android, they're skins.
    1. bjbinc's Avatar
      bjbinc -
      completely pointless smh

      and probably a biatch to theme
    1. ByteArt's Avatar
      ByteArt -
      Quote Originally Posted by bjbinc View Post
      completely pointless smh

      and probably a biatch to theme
      yep.... like everything in iOS 6 is gonna be harder to theme, status bar for example.... Luckily there is only one set of status bar images, they're all white
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      ooo thats sweet and goodjob richard nice pics
      No problem and call me rick thought it was something cool. Although small and not useful just cool little Easter egg So to speak
    1. HotBlack's Avatar
      HotBlack -
      silly crap.
    1. eightyk88's Avatar
      eightyk88 -
      This is on iCloud.com. Sucks for theming though true. I personally wouldn't change the theme of the slider or iPod it's classic feeling call me old because I remember stereo with volume knobs and record players.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      What am I looking at again?
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      I still question the blue status bar. Will have to try iOS 6 for myself before I know for sure.
    1. radioBirdman's Avatar
      radioBirdman -
      Quote Originally Posted by bjbinc View Post
      completely pointless smh

      and probably a biatch to theme
      Exactly what I thought when I saw it :/
    1. HiMzOberoi's Avatar
      HiMzOberoi -
      Can iOS 5 User Upgrade To iOS 6 ????
    1. DevouredDreams's Avatar
      DevouredDreams -
      Quote Originally Posted by HiMzOberoi View Post
      Can iOS 5 User Upgrade To iOS 6 ????
      yea if you have your udid registered
    1. waroftyr's Avatar
      waroftyr -
      hmm i just finally updated my appletv and noticed wsj live as a new app on there, but i haven't seen mention of this anywhere
    1. HiMzOberoi's Avatar
      HiMzOberoi -
      Quote Originally Posted by DevouredDreams View Post
      yea if you have your udid registered
      what is udid ???
    1. Mattme11's Avatar
      Mattme11 -
      This maybe nice but im guessing im going to have only 12gb on my 16gb iphone when i get ios 6
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Wonder if there is a list of all these new features
    1. anekin007's Avatar
      anekin007 -
      volume knob made front page? really?
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by anekin007 View Post
      volume knob made front page? really?
      No, new features are making news...interesting to some...enjoy the information
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      the iPod.app UI is soO much better looking than the previous one. Love the fact that there is no gloss. And this sorta looks like a white version of Principium by Andrea Fedi: Andrea Fedi Design