Apple Adds ‘Bluetooth Sharing’ Feature To iOS 6 Beta 4

Apple Adds ‘Bluetooth Sharing’ Feature To iOS 6 Beta 4

Along with the removal of YouTube as a default app, one of the new features of iOS 6 beta 4 is the ability to share data via Bluetooth. It’s not exactly clear what kind of purpose Bluetooth Sharing will serve.

It might be linked to the iPod Nano as a watch where users will be able to view text messages, weather, answer calls, and more by tapping on their iPod Nano when the latest version is released.

After the Pebble watch received an overwhelming response from consumers, and the fact that the iPod Nano has become a popular watch, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Apple make the iPhone and iPod Nano more compatible as complimentary devices.

iOS 6 beta 4 users can find the new “Bluetooth Sharing” feature inside the Settings app by going to the “Privacy” section and see the list of apps that have requested the ability to share data via Bluetooth. Apple is expected to announce the new iPhone on September 12th, so we expect to learn more about the feature at that date.

  • Clay Greenberg

    This does not appear to be a “new feature.” It’s just a new privacy setting. Apps have already been able to share data via Bluetooth with someone who has the same app open.

  • apfelpage_de

    Is there a new Siri opening methode? Can you wish from the bottom to the top to open Siri?

  • Reaperducer

    Maybe it will allow people to dial phone numbers on their iOS devices from the Address Book application. In OSX Tiger and earlier, you could Bluetooth pair pretty much any cell phone with Address Book and dial numbers. I have no idea why this feature went away.

  • rvzz

    NFC may be!

  • Christian Marker

    “It might be linked to the iPod Nano as a watch where users will be able to view text messages, weather, answer calls, and more by tapping on their iPod Nano when the latest version is released.”

    Siriously, i really hope that feature it coming ^^

  • Martin Dobson

    I would gladly give up my pebble for an iPod Nano. Hopefully apple took note of Pebble’s success.

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