iOS 6 was launched last week to dramatic fanfare. But some of the refreshed components of the Apple ecosystem aren't being praised by individuals with disabilities.
Recently, the folks at AppleVis.com - a site covering software for visually impaired users - addressed problems with the iOS 6 release.
In the blog post dated 16 September, the AppleVis writer, who identifies himself only as David, said he dropped the veil on iOS 6 for good reason. The post "A Warning to VoiceOver Users Ahead of the Release of iOS 6" claimed that blind or visually impaired Apple users may be cut off from the App Store software in the next iteration of iOS.
Reader J. P. Shandra contacted AppleInsider this week to explain how the new layout in the iOS App Store has caused problems for him. In particular, the redesigned horizontal interface for listing the top apps, books and music is said to cause problems with those who use the VoiceOver feature in iOS.
However, Apple, as we know, tries diligently to be mindful of and respectful toward users with no shortage of disabilities. As a result, there's an excellent chance that some of the problems being brought to light today will be addressed at some point soon by the tech giant. For the time being, though, Apple has not responded publicly to the criticisms levied.
Sources: AppleVis, Apple Insider