My new mini has 6.01 and the OS is truly a POS. stupidly I went ahead and updated my ipad3 to 6. One big loss is street view in maps. Apple is careening downhill. They drop the iPad 3 after 7 months, causing it to lose resale value. The mini is brought out prematurely with dated technology and IOS 6 is a mess. The post jobs era is fxxxed. Hope I'm not out of line.