AMBER and emergency alerts spotted in iOS 6When iOS 6 was announced at WWDC a couple of days ago, safe to say only the major features were highlighted which means that there are probably a ton of other neat features that have yet to be discovered, like the color changing status bars and the recently discovered ability to receive both government AMBER and emergency alerts automatically on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. These services appear to be limited to the US for now, although that’s not surprising given that the AMBER alert is a US emergency alert. Prior to this, AMBER alerts could be received on your iPhone via SMS but we guess it has now been integrated which hopefully will increase its effectiveness and views. The emergency alerts on the other hand appear to be more general, although we guess different countries will have to enable the feature. These emergency alerts come in the form of tornados, earthquakes, terrorist alerts and etc. We have to say that these integrated alerts are pretty handy and we can’t wait to see what else Apple has in store for us in iOS 6.

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