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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.

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30 months ago

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…


u mad?
Rating: 9 Votes
30 months ago
Looks like Weather has a nice U.I update.

Rating: 8 Votes
29 months ago
People need to wake the F up in the USA, i'm already living 8 hours today... Long live the timezones.
Rating: 7 Votes
30 months ago
I want colored iPhones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rating: 5 Votes
30 months ago
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
Rating: 5 Votes
30 months ago

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…


I do not think that word means what you think it means...
Rating: 5 Votes
30 months ago

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:


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.
Rating: 5 Votes
30 months ago
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:
Rating: 4 Votes
29 months ago
Strange how they don't release it on the 19th at each time zone as it comes around, which would help the same issue's we have EVERY IOS update, the servers sloooow down, become non-responsive, stacks of forums get filled with comments about not being able to download. If it gets released 19th in each time zone at midnight, I would suspect this would be the best way to stagger downloads.
Check again tomoz.
Rating: 4 Votes
29 months ago

Uh, so where is it!? :-] Come on Apple!


We're dealing with Californians here. Coffee and browsing tech websites will have them tied up until about noon pacific. Look for the update around then. :D
Rating: 3 Votes

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