We continue to find exciting new iOS 6 features as developers continue testing the new operating system before it arrives for the public this fall. Today’s Quick Pick has to do with how Apple handles song previews in the native iTunes app.
In its current form, iTunes stops playing a previewed song as soon as you move to another page within the app. However, in iOS 6 this is no longer the case.
Now, whenever a song is playing in preview mode, it continues to play unless it is stopped or you select another song to preview.
As the song plays in iOS 6, a control box pops up at the top of each screen in iTunes. This box includes a stop icon that shows the remaining playing time of the song, and a purchase button.
This feature makes the music buying experience much more immersive since you can now enjoy listening to new music as you continue moving around the iTunes store.
Another nice iOS 6 feature in iTunes is the addition of a history page.
Now, whenever you preview a song in iTunes, it is added to your history list. This way, you no longer have to search again for a song you once previewed. Instead, a link to the song is located on this history page. This page also shows you whether the song was purchased.
Though these changes to the iTunes app are subtle, they do make the overall experience more enjoyable.
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