iOS 6 lets you easily tell new apps apart

By , Jun 13, 2012

In case you weren’t sure what apps have been newly downloaded on your iDevice, iOS 6 is making this clearer than ever as it now displays a little blue “New” label in the corner of the app icon.

I’m not sure it’s going to be one of those life changing new features but I like how it makes it clear that you have downloaded an app and haven’t launched it yet…

I sometimes download application and kind of forget about them. Having the “New” label on top of an app icon definitely makes it stand out and might be a good reminder that you have yet to use this app.

As usual, if you see anything new in iOS 6, please make sure to let us know.

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  • Yukito Yamamoto

    Does Siri available for A4 devices such as iPhone 4?

    • AlienSix

      No it is not

      • Yukito Yamamoto

        Ok, thanks! 

      • Ozzy h4xker

        http:// www . youtube . com/watch?v=kOGc2Hs_zoE&feature=colike
        Join the spaces,, a full working SIRI on ALL iDevices :) and yes! It even works for iPad 3 and iphone 4,, even on ios 5.1.1,, check the vid,, spread the news before apple fix this :)

    • Erick Armstrong

      Nope. Only A5 devices, but this does not include iPad 2. 

      • MrCrankHank

         iPad 2 is an A5 Device and with Spire you can geht Siri on any Device.

    • RoboDad3000

       No, Siri is not going to be available for the iPhone 4.

      • Ozzy h4xker

        I found a vid that actually works>> as explained above>> join the spaces:
        http:// www . youtube . com/watch?v=kOGc2Hs_zoE&feature=colike

  • Pavelbure

    I seems like alot of polishing is being done in ios 6.

  • RoboDad3000

    That is very cool.  I’m anxious to see what other nuggets are found over the next few months.

  • EternitySnow

    if anybody interested to get their UDID registered for a year to play with ios 6 now! email me at ios6udid12 at gmail dot com

    • Aaron Wright

      You’re an idiot.

    • Ozzy h4xker

      Only a dum enough person would do that

  • Simon Knight

     Pointless and ugly.

  • michael hernandy :)

    mine doesnt say “new” but has the banner… should i just restore?

    • Ozzy h4xker

      Its a beta so there will be bugs, you may have to restore many times :(

      • xxTigerShark

        Many times indeed on restore 10 and I still have not gotten my data on it.

  • Maxim∑

    JEFF you forgot weather app! it got a big UI change to

  • Michael

    it’s becoming the smart phone for dumb people.

    • RLst

      You must have one then 😀

      • Michael

        I’m referring to iOS 6. It holds your hand. I will not be upgrading to iOS 6.

  • Maxim∑

    and contact syncing jeff!!!!

  • Loopthree

    The banner looks pretty cool, but I don’t know how you can forget which app you’ve just downloaded. That’s just dumb.

  • Mayank Saraogi

    hey jeff, cud u post on facebook, from ios 6 through notification centre n check whether it shows via mobile or via iphone jus like blackberry … as fb is integrated in ios… 

    • Swanny246

      It says “via iOS” on Facebook.

  • Paresh Bhatia

    I thought about it today. I found app I downloaded before a month and I didn’t use or try it. So I was thinking if there is list like recently added apps then it will be cool….
    And this is it. He he I m lovin it. :-)

  • Jamie Tilden

    Hey so I know this is unrelated to this article but I’d really appreciate some help form someone. So my Emoji keyboard does not work in my iOS 6 beta installation. Every time I tap on the globe in my keyboard (and this goes for any app I try to do so), it immediately quits the app. I use them frequently :( Can someone help? 

    • RLst

      Yeah sure… wait for the final release! 😀

  • Jauhari

    It’s look promising…. I can’t wait for this update

  • RLst

    They did this because when you now download apps in iOS 6, it no longer reverts back to the home screen, that way you can keep downloading multiple apps and can tell easily later on