Apple Announces September 19th Release Date for iOS 6

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    At today's media event, Apple announced that iOS 6, which had announced in June at the company's WWDC keynote event, will be available on September 19th.

    iOS 6 will offer several new features. Siri will be enhanced to provide movie information, sports scores, and the ability to post to Facebook and Twitter. The new Passbook app will hold tickets, passes, and payment cards for participating businesses. Safari will have a full-screen mode for better browsing and iCloud tabs to save your open tabs and offer immediate access to them on your other iOS devices and your computer.

    Maps app will provide turn-by-turn directions and a new 3D flyover feature to show a more realistic view of buildings and land features. Facebook will be integrated into iOS 6, with the ability to post Photo Stream pictures straight to the social networking service  and status updates through Siri.

    iOS 6 will be available as a free download for the 4S, 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and 4th generation iPod Touch. The iPhone 5 will ship with iOS 6.

    Article Link: Apple Announces September 19th Release Date for iOS 6
     
  2. anzio macrumors 6502

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    Aww. Why'd you delete the comments about the 'xxx' mystery date? A lot of folks around here were getting quite creative with it and gave me a chuckle.

    September 19th marked!
     
  3. JTyler82 macrumors regular

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    It's ok. I'll be here all night. Tip your Geniuses
     
  4. Pakaku macrumors 68020

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    And which features will only be allowed on the iPhone 5...?
     
  5. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing in iOS6 that is of any interest to me is not needing a password to update apps.

    Other than that it's a pretty poor update to the os compared to previous updates
     
  6. nickn macrumors 6502

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    Speaking about the OS... So now developers have to account for iOS devices with either the older Cortex SOC's like in the 3GS, A4, A5, A5X, or A6 processors, all of which have markedly different performance, 480x320, 940 X640, 1136X640, 1024x768, or 2048x1536 displays amongst multiple screen sizes, and, fragmented firmware versions as some users are still stuck on iOS 3 or 4, many iPad 1 users on iOS 5, and some now migrating to iOS 6, but wait, this is not fragmentation at all…. How funny that Apple bashed Android every time, but goes and does the same thing…
     
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    I hope the gm comes out today. My iPad n 4s are getting a restore.
     
  8. MalcolmJID macrumors 6502a

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    Also hoping for the GM in the next day or two to avoid the car crash that is an iOS release on Apple servers.
     
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    Me too! If the GM comes out, is it possible for me to get it on my 4S? I'm hoping to test out the Maps turn by turn directions on the way to Canada on Monday.
     
  11. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I want colored iPhones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. distemp macrumors regular

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    u mad?
     
  13. million7 macrumors regular

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    Judging by the pricing of the new ipod touches, I'm guessing that the ipad minis will not be competitively priced against the kindle fires and nexus 7s.
     
  14. RayK macrumors 6502

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    I'm happy that the 4s will get the panorama mode. Looks like its really just hardware that holds back features now. Maybe the outcry about the 3GS earlier this summer helped that out.

    Edit:
    http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/

    6. Panorama is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation).
     
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    I do not think that word means what you think it means...
     
  17. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, good, it looks like the 4s is getting everything. That's all I wanted.
     
  18. RHustler macrumors member

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    Yes to the 3GS but not the iPad 1?

    So iOS6 is will run on the 4 year old 3GS but not the 2 year old 1st gen iPad?

    My wife's 3GS is about to get replaced anyway, but I continue to use my iPad1 as I work in secure areas that deny access to devices with cameras (so there's no point in me getting a newer iPad).

    Almost the same problem Android users have with the "will my device get the next OS update?" lottery :mad:
     
  19. JTyler82 macrumors regular

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    Same here. I was gonna throw down money for a 5, but don't really think it's worth it now. It's nice they are thinking about those of us who purchased almost a year ago.
     
  20. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a

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    Not being announced until next month. Allegedly...

    RTP.
     
  21. teknishn macrumors 6502

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    Please. The iPad 1 is pushing three years old now. If you're on Android you're lucky if your six month old device gets new OS within a year if at all.
     
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    i hope it will be jailbroken a few days after it comes out. i don't want to lose my siri on my iphone 4. i won't upgrade until it is jailbroken.
     
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    You just made my day pointing that out!! The only thing I was really jealous of in the 5 was the panorama mode, and I'm getting it! :)
     
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    This is good news, now a reason not to upgrade from my iPhone4s
     

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