Apple iOS 6 to remove password entry for free app downloads?
With an iOS 6 launch set to coincide with the Apple iPhone 5 release date, new reports suggest the password entries for free apps are to be binned
As an iOS 6 release date nears, new reports have suggested the latest iPhone and iPad operating system will see users no longer required to enter their password when downloading free applications.
Whilst Apple has yet to officially confirm the change to its App Store security settings, developer 'varmanj' has suggested that the third iOS Beta release omits the need for iPhone and iPad users to enter their iTunes account passwords when downloading free apps direct to their devices.
According to the latest reports, the new "unlocked downloading" features will see users able to pair the hassle free complementary app downloads with the password-less reacquisition of previously acquired content. It is expected that only new, paid-for apps will require individual password entry.
On top of this, ahead of the iOS 6 launch, a launch that is widely expected to coincide with the upcoming iPhone 5 release date, in a move akin to Apple's bitter Android rival, users downloading apps will soon be able to stay within the iTunes App Store whilst their content downloads instead of being moved to the homescreen to view the transfer.
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