iOS 6 brings “notable upgrade”
Analyst Shaw Wu of Sterne Agee has stated of Apple working on ‘notable upgrades’ to enable enhanced photo and video sharing functionalities, to work efficiently with the iOS mobile operating system inherent in its iPods, iPads, and iPhones. Earlier Shaw Wu had reported as to how iOS 6 will imbibe the ability to synchronize video clips across its range of iPods, iPads, and iPhones via iCloud. Currently, iCloud synchronizes only photos, stock Camera, and photo Apps as its only bare feature. However, Analyst Wu has stated that iCloud could possibly render usage to synchronize video clips as well as photo sharing ability with other iCloud users.
Analyst Wu’s notes to clients, as relayed by AppleInsider, speculated that with ‘notable upgrade’ possibly being done, iPhone users would not have to rely on third party applications such as the Instagram. To reiterate the point, Apple CEO Tim Cook in this week’s D10 conference pointed out that Apple had no interest in buying Instagram, which was acquired in April by Facebook for $1 billion.
In my opinion, the ‘notable upgrade’ must help Apple devices in getting a better photo overhaul. As such, one could be looking out for revamping in the album management on the device, many more per image options for photo Stream, and an ability to take photos at lower resolution. The editing department for touching up on your snaps should also undergo a drastic change. In fact, I would be really looking forward to Apple-Facebook integration in iOS 6, which could render us the ease of posting photos to the Facebook directly from the Photos or Camera Apps in our Apple devices.
All in all, we believe that by rendering “notable upgrade” to its photo and Camera Apps, Apple will certainly not miss out any sought after features, while improving its iOS feature set.
Any cues on the social strategy which Apple should undertake for upgrading its Camera and Photo Apps in iOS 6?