New “Wi-Fi Plus Cellular” option turns up in iOS6 settings

The longer that the public spends with the iOS 6 beta, the more we seem to learn about it (imagine that!). The latest comes in the form of a new setting dubbed ‘Wi-Fi Plus Cellular’ in the General -> Cellular area of the ‘Settings’ app.

This would tell your iPhone “hey my trusted friend, if you have trouble on this shady Wi-Fi connection, it’s all good, just hop back on good old 3G (or LTE with any luck)”. This is excellent news for anyone who spends a lot of time on public Wi-Fi networks (ESPECIALLY campus networks, talk about spotty).

If you ask me, this is a really sweet and maybe even overdue feature that has oodles of everyday applications. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had Spotify quit on me because of pesky little network hiccups (think of FaceTime too). I can also see this being extremely helpful for any apps that rely heavily on background syncing (RSS readers, iCloud, etc.)

It’s good too see Apple ironing out some more seams. What do you all think? Is anyone else as excited about this as I am?

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