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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Apple Releases iOS 6 with New Maps App, Facebook Integration, Siri Improvements, and More




As expected, Apple has just released iOS 6 to the public, making the download available to users of recent iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch models. Users can obtain the update either by connecting their devices to iTunes and clicking the "Check for Update" button or checking for over-the-air updates on their devices via Settings -> General -> Software Update. It may, however, take a few minutes for the update to propagate to all users.




iOS 6 adds over 200 new features, including Apple's own Maps app, Facebook integration, Siri improvements, Apple's new Passbook digital wallet app, and more. Discussion of the new operating system is ongoing in our iOS 6 forum.




iOS 6 is compatible with the third-generation iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and fourth-generation iPod touch. It will also ship on the iPhone 5, which launches on Friday, and on the fifth-generation iPod touch launching next month. The operating system arrives as the golden master build 10A403 for existing devices, and Apple has also posted a special 10A405 build for the iPhone 5 and a 10A406 build for the upcoming fifth-generation iPod touch.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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Not upgrading, waiting to use iOS 6 on my new phone!
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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Starts downloading, 599MB.
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Done upgrade.

The new Map app sucks! There is no longer transit routing available for my city. All it does is to show me an empty list of apps that may have routing capability.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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Not upgrading, waiting to use iOS 6 on my new phone!
Identical on 4S and 5, so that's a somewhat futile exercise. And it's if anything smoother on the 4S than iOS 5 was, with no loss of speed.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:44 AM   #6
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:45 AM   #7
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It's not out yet here.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:45 AM   #8
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My iPad still says 5.1.1 is up to date. I guess I need to try again in a few minutes...
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:45 AM   #9
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:45 AM   #10
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Looking forward to test out the new maps!
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:45 AM   #11
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release number?

Curious if it's the same as the GM (6.0 10A403).
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:45 AM   #12
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Ok, someone do it on their 3GS first and tell me if it's not as bad as iOS 4 was on 3G.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:45 AM   #13
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Been looking forward to this.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:46 AM   #14
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Here we go The time is here!
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iWork updates?

iWork updates?
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Curious if it's the same as the GM (6.0 10A403).
I am curious as well!
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:46 AM   #18
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Still no iOS 6 love here in the UK ... clicking Check For Updates like a madman.
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sweet...now my wife can start using the new IOS6 until instead of waiting for her new iphone5
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:47 AM   #23
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iOS6, overall very nice.

But as many testers pointed out: Google Maps and StreetView seem to be more useful (especially outside the US) and with more detailed maps and info than Apple's Flyover.

Any feedback? I will probably refrain from upgrading until Google releases a stand-alone Maps app for iOS6.

(And it may well be that Apple takes its time to approve it...)
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