The jailbreak community and the apps and mods they produce pretty much become Apple’s templates for future iOS versions such as iOS 6. Here are some new smaller features Apple did with iOS 6 that may or may not exist in Jailbreak / Cydia already. Via Macrumors:
- Users can now set custom email alerts for any of their VIP contacts.
- Turning Bluetooth on and off is much quicker than it was in iOS 5. Bluetooth controls are now located in first page of System Preferences, next to the Wi-Fi and Airplane Mode controls.
- The iPad gains a native Clock app with similar function to the iPhone version.
- Users no longer need to enter their password to update apps — only when purchasing an app for the first time. Additionally, users aren’t kicked to the home screen when buying or updating an app in the App Store.
- Newly downloaded apps gain a temporary ‘New’ banner on the icon to make them easier to pick them out.
- Geofencing alerts have been added to Find My Friends. One possible use, suggested byMacworld: “If you’re one of the many workers who carpools, you can set up a geofence on the driver to let you know when they leave their house.”
- In iOS 5, the color of the menu bar would change depending on what was happening in the background — green for a phone call or blue for Personal Hotspot. In iOS 6 those colors still exist, but the menu bar changes color to better complement the app. MaxThemes.com has more on how Apple color-matches the menu bar.
- One of the most unnecessary additions to iOS 6 is also one of the most telling. Apple has made the metallic volume slider in the iPod app and elsewhere change its reflectionas the iPhone is tilted — as if it were actually reflecting light. While some may say it’s a waste of engineering resources, this shows Apple’s incredible attention to detail.