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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. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Well **** this makes iOS 6 totally worth it.
    1. DaMan05's Avatar
      DaMan05 -
      honestly, i don't see any difference between the pics...
    1. Jacobh4's Avatar
      Jacobh4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eightyk88 View Post
      No AT&T's iPhone is on their "4G" network its not LTE or PERHAPS winterboard themed to be cool. Where have you been.
      Oh dang! Completely forgot about that! Never mind! Thanks for pointing that out! I'm just so use to it saying 3G.

      Quote Originally Posted by GnatGoSplat View Post
      This is pointless, kind of cool, but pointless. Yet sadly, it's the most interesting new thing I've read about that's coming out in iOS 6.
      Wait, not even Facebook and Twitter in the notification center was more interesting? I think that's more interesting than this.
    1. swordsx48's Avatar
      swordsx48 -
      @buggsy2 lol

      wouldnt this waste battery? that while youre in the music app, gyroscope/accelerometer will be on?
    1. GooseG's Avatar
      GooseG -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mattme11 View Post
      This maybe nice but im guessing im going to have only 12gb on my 16gb iphone when i get ios 6
      Nope. Its just about the same as iOS 5. I'm running iOS 6 on my iPod Touch, same free space. I'd assume the same for an iPhone. Especially since the .ipsw is only 850MB.
    1. rampagebegins's Avatar
      rampagebegins -
      I noticed this but wasn't sure, I figured I was going crazy
    1. GnatGoSplat's Avatar
      GnatGoSplat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jacobh4 View Post
      Oh dang! Completely forgot about that! Never mind! Thanks for pointing that out! I'm just so use to it saying 3G.



      Wait, not even Facebook and Twitter in the notification center was more interesting? I think that's more interesting than this.
      Nah, I have Facebook, but don't use it much. I don't have Twitter at all. I'm an old hermit and not very social. I think the 10-seconds of entertainment I'll get from ooh-ing and aah-ing this fancy volume control is probably going to be the extent of the excitement I get from iOS 6.
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      HAHAHAHAHAHA....great use of system resources there. Keep that processor working for you know, that volume knob.
    1. decoy88's Avatar
      decoy88 -
      do you know what would actually be good? equaliser settings that you can manually adjust and save presets like in iTunes
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by decoy88 View Post
      do you know what would actually be good? equaliser settings that you can manually adjust and save presets like in iTunes
      Have to agree 100 percent. Each set of headphones are different And the presets just don't cut it for me
    1. Colacone's Avatar
      Colacone -
      Quote Originally Posted by HiMzOberoi View Post
      what is udid ???

      If you are asking this, then you obviously aren't going to be using the iOS 6 Beta.... Please wait until the Fall.