There has been a slew of news today about the newly released Apple iOS 6 beta, and here's another interesting if mysterious, bit. There's a new tab called "Bluetooth Sharing" under the iOS privacy settings. It seems the new OS will allow apps to share more types of data over Bluetooth than before. What are Apple's plans for this feature?
We're really not sure why Apple has introduced this new feature, but our best guess is that it's related to Apple's new Passbook. In many ways, Passbook is the iOS answer to the NFC-enabled Google Wallet, except that Passbook is way more tightly integrated throughout iOS. It's basically a more sophisticated mobile payments system for iOS.