Up until iOS 6, the process of updating apps was often inhibited by the constant need to re-enter your iTunes Store password when updating an app. Truth be told, it was a bit overkill. We’re getting some feedback in our iOS 6 forums about how Apple is handling app updates.
Psylichon points out that in iOS 6, a password is no longer needed when you update your apps. While this might seem like a trivial feature, it’s these sorts of small updates that impact the greater overall experience. Let’s hope this one sticks or at a minimum, provides an option to remove some of the restrictions that currently surround any sort of app purchase, download or update. I feel for those with intricate, easily-forgettable passwords.
iOS 6 is currently in an early beta stage, so things can change. It’s not uncommon for Apple to add or remove features prior to the public release, which is expected sometime this fall.