• Apple's iOS 9 to Add More Flexibility to the Company's Continuity Feature

    Reports are claiming that Apple is working on untethering some of its Continuity features in iOS 9 by working with mobile network operators to forward calls and text messages from your iPhone to other devices such as the Mac or iPad over the cell network. The folks over at The Verge are claiming that the feature is already available to T-Mobile subscribers running the iOS 9 beta.

    By removing Wi-Fi from the list of requirements, users are allowed to take calls and send or receive SMS messages on their iPad or Mac if they forgot their iPhone at home as an example. As of right now, there isnít any information as to what carriers need to do specifically to enable the feature so it works over their networks. Itís also unclear whether carriers will be charging extra for the functionality like some of them do for Visual Voicemail or tethering but this is likely something weíll find out soon enough.

    For those of you who didnít know, Continuity, is a suite of several features introduced in iOS 8 that are designed to push for a smoother experience when using multiple Apple devices. Aside from the SMS and phone call capabilities, it also includes Handoff, which allows users to start a task on one device and finish it on another, along with other smaller features such as the ability to auto-connect to an iOS deviceís personal hotspot. Since its release, many have praised the Continuity feature and competitors seem to be following Appleís direction. Samsung for example introduced its iteration of the feature, dubbed Flow, while Microsoft appears to be adding similar functionality to its upcoming Windows 10.

    Weíll have to wait for more info to see how carriers add the new feature to their network and more importantly, if they charge for it.

    Source: The Verge
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's iOS 9 to Add More Flexibility to the Company's Continuity Feature started by Akshay Masand View original post
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