New In iOS 6: More Emoji Icons, Banners For “New” Apps, Badges For Reminders App

New In iOS 6: More Emoji Icons, Banners For “New” Apps, Badges For Reminders App

iOS 6 contains plenty of new features that Apple didn’t mention at WWDC. Image courtesy of William Gamache ((sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)).

We’re still trawling through the new iOS 6 beta releases that Apple pushed out after its WWDC keynote yesterday, and we continue to find nice new features and improvements. If you’re as excited about iOS 6 as we are, you’d probably like to hear about them.

Here’s a few changes Apple has made to emoji, Reminders, and more.

Remember that jailbreak tweak I told you about a little while ago, which unlocks all of the new emoji icons that Apple has hidden within iOS 5? Well, in iOS 6 you don’t need a tweak to unlock them — they’re already there.

It’s hard to tell exactly how many new icons there are (and I’m certainly not willing to count each one), but there’s certainly a good selection of new additions.

New In iOS 6: More Emoji Icons, Banners For “New” Apps, Badges For Reminders App

Apple has also introduced a “new” banner which is applied to apps you download from the App Store. It remains there until you open the app for the first time, and then it disappears.

New In iOS 6: More Emoji Icons, Banners For “New” Apps, Badges For Reminders App

Lastly, Reminders finally displays badges for outstanding tasks. This is something I have sorely missed since the app made its debut in iOS 5 (unless I have badges, I forget about Reminders I’m not supposed to forget about) and it’s coming to iOS 6.

New In iOS 6: More Emoji Icons, Banners For “New” Apps, Badges For Reminders App

We’ll continue to dig into iOS 6 and bring you any changes or improvements that are worth writing about. If you’re running the beta and you discover anything new, be sure to let us know.

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  • billy3158

    Would you mind screenshotting famous landmarks in the Apple Maps? Pretty please?

  • Michael H Babcock

    I’d love to hear more about Reminders. Have they done anything else with it to make it a little more useful? It’s an app that I’ve been disappointed with since the start. 

  • Nicole Ritter

    Does iOS6 come with ReconnectBook integration for those of us leaving Facebook?

  • BlackEyedAngel

    For the love of god, PLEASE tell me we’ll be able to rearrange the order of items in our Reminders lists. That is the ONE THING that I desperately want from iOS 6…

  • BlackEyedAngel

    For the love of god, PLEASE tell me we’ll be able to rearrange the order of items in our Reminders lists. That is the ONE THING that I desperately want from iOS 6…

  • ApplePr0n

    Does iOS6 come with ReconnectBook integration for those of us leaving Facebook?

    I felt the same way, until about a month ago and now I swear by it. Just tell Siri and in a few hours I’m reminded. It’s great. But yes, they are some changes, but mostly UI it seems

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