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  • James Martin 6/11/2012 6:24:45 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:24:49 PM
    That's it for Facebook integration. Next up, enhancements to the phone app.
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 6:24:53 PM
    Does this make a "Facebook phone" less likely? Not that it was really likely before.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:25:21 PM
    New control for when a call comes up: Reply with a message, and "remind me later."
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 6:25:43 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:26:02 PM
    A bunch of "reply with message" options to let you do a quick reply. Included in the remind me later options are: "one hour, when I leave, when I get home, when I get to work."
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 6:26:03 PM
    Adding "reply with message" is great for iPhone, b/c my outgoing voicemail message literally says "I probably can't pick up right now, so just e-mail me instead."
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 6:26:21 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:26:35 PM
    Another new feature: Do not Disturb. Lets you tell your phone not to bother you with interruptions. Those texts and alerts still come in, Forstall notes.
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 6:26:56 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:27:09 PM
    There's controls to control things like phone calls too, so you can let in phone calls from a group. There's also a "repeated calls" option where if a person calls you after
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:27:23 PM
    If a person calls you twice within three minutes, the second call goes through.
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 6:27:36 PM
    Wow, this new Do Not Disturb feature is pretty interesting. I can see myself really tweaking the settings on that for just the right level of off-the-grid.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:27:48 PM
    Next up: FaceTime tweaks. Works over cellular now. Big claps for that.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:28:23 PM
    Also, phone number and Apple ID now unifying, Forstall says. So if someone calls your phone number, you can answer it on your iPad or your Mac. Same thing with iMessage.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:28:44 PM
    Neat, similar to some of the stuff Palm was showing off with Web OS. Now onto Safari...
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 6:28:50 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:29:09 PM
    Two-thirds of Web traffic is in Safari, Forstall notes. Highlighting the new iCloud tabs feature in Safari.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:29:35 PM
    New feature: Offline Reading List. Once it's added to your reading list, it's downloaded and cached so you can read it offline. Also, a new photo upload feature.
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 6:29:44 PM

    iCloud tabs

  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:29:45 PM
    Lets you upload photos like you would on desktop machines.
  • James Martin 6/11/2012 6:30:24 PM

    Smart app banners

  • Josh Lowensohn 6/11/2012 6:30:36 PM
    New: Smart app banners. Gives site owners a way to add a little "we have an iOS app!" in a less annoying way. It slides down from the top, and links directly to the app, and also offers a way to let you open it in the app if you already have it.
  • dan.ackerman 6/11/2012 6:30:39 PM
    Switching from Web sites to dedicated apps is a dual-edged knife. For Yelp-style stuff, sure,
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