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Following last week’s uproar surrounding the Steve Jobs-less Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) held in San Francisco, CA, we couldn’t have picked a better topic to write about for our weekly Guest Post here on the AudioAcrobat Weblog!
In today’s posting, we’ve gathered our favorite standout features and resources coming up in iOS 6, the newest mobile operating software to be installed on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch this fall, that have the potential to directly benefit the coaching industry and AudioAcrobat members alike!
Let’s jump right in, shall we?!
Do Not Disturb
The Do Not Disturb functionality of iOS 6 is actually quite brilliant. It allows users to silence notifications and incoming calls for a pre-determined timeframe, as well as providing the ability to schedule “quiet time” and whitelisting callers who will always be able to reach you.
What does this mean for coaches? It means that you will never again have to put your phone on silent for those regularly-occurring coaching sessions taking place every week. It means that only your family or best friends will be able to ring you when you’re busy. It means that the feedback from your popular tweet or Facebook post will not disturb the one-on-one time dedicated to your client. Welcome back to the days of focus and living distraction-free!
FaceTime Over Cellular
For the last year, FaceTime has been available in iOS 5, but only over (stable, high-speed) Wi-Fi connections. When iOS 6 is released this fall, this handy video chat feature will throw the floodgates wide open and we’ll see data spilling out over the land of Wi-Fi-less cellular networks and towers for all to frolic in. Oh, we almost forgot to mention that Apple will also be allowing FaceTime calls to be initiated / received not only on your iPhone or iPad, but also your Mac!
What does this mean for the coaching industry? It means that if both you and your client have either a (new) iPhone, iPad or Mac, that your coaching session can be brought to a whole new level with real-time, visual communication! Show your clients how dedicated you are to listening and providing expert advice … with a smile!
While the VIP Mailbox is a very simple addition to the new mobile operating system, it provides a very basic, yet extremely useful feature to ogle. This feature allows users to prioritize mail from certain contacts or email addresses, which in effect prevents notifications from displaying from everyone besides those with the VIP status. It can also be integrated into the Do Not Disturb feature for distraction free time periods.
What does this mean for coaches? This means that junk mail can wait until after that important message comes through from a prospective client or colleague. This means that there will be infinitely fewer distractions coupled with a newfound joy of focus. This means that our daily lives will be purged of clutter and that we’ll have more time to accomplish our goals … and the freedom to stop checking our inbox every five minutes!
While these are just three of the dozens of new features coming to iOS 6, we feel that these are a great jumping-off point for coaches looking to take their profession to the next level. Who knows, perhaps we’ll dig up even more hidden iOS 6 features in the coming weeks!?
What new features of iOS 6 are you looking forward to? Did we miss your favorite?
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