Apple announced iOS 6 – the latest update to their mobile operating system – at yesterdays World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco telling us that it ships this fall and will be packed with over 200 new features. What was most exciting for iOS Musicians, however, was the mention on the SDK slide (see below) that iOS 6 will include “inter-app audio” and “audio and video sampling during playback”!
While Apple hasn’t provided details on what exactly this means, it does indeed sound like we may be in for a treat with the addition of system-level audio routing between audio and music production apps, something that music app developers and iOS musicians have been wanting for a long time now.
Developers can get their hands on the iOS 6 beta right now so it shouldn’t be long before they start digging through the code and details start to come out about what this all means and what possibilities it holds for the future of iOS Music Production.
All I can say is watch this space!