The second iOS 6 beta seeded to developers this week comes with a few enhancements and bug fixes for Apple TV, including the ability to move icons about, just as you would on an iPhone or iPad. The change is not documented in the release notes, apparently.
Released in tandem with iOS 6 for portable iDevices, iOS 6 for Apple TV arrives with a nice Springboard update that enables users to select an icon, put it in wiggle / giggle mode and move it to a different location.
The icon management function is somewhat different on the Apple TV. On iPhones and iPads, the only way to start rearranging icons on the Home screen is by sending all apps into wiggle mode. On the Apple TV, only the selected icon giggles.
Spotted by MacMagazine.com.br, the tweak can be seen demoed in the embedded video just below.
As noted above, the change doesn’t seem to be documented in the release notes for iOS 6 beta 2. Obtained by 9to5mac earlier this week, the changelog outlines the following alterations between betas:
· In some cases the screen may show the wrong resolution. Restart your Apple TV to return it to the correct resolution. · Netflix videos may not resume where you left off. · FIXED: Some videos may not resume after fast-forwarding or rewinding. Press the Menu button on the remote to back out and play the video again. · FIXED: The Play/Pause button may not pause music that is playing in the background. Go to the Now Playing screen to pause music. · The History list in the YouTube app gets cleared when you exit and reenter the app. · Apple TV may be slow to respond while a download is in progress in the background. · Apple TV may restart while using the Remote app.
iOS 6 for Apple TV should arrive in tandem with the iPhone and iPad version this fall, in accordance with Apple's self-imposed deadline.
“iOS 6 will be available as a free software update for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth generation) this fall,” Apple said in a press release dated June 11, 2012.
The Cupertino company is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone around the same time.