Apples next major update to the iPhone mobile operating system iOS 6 is due out today. iOS 6 supports the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 , iPhone 4S , iPhone 5. Apples iPhone 5 will hit stores on Sept 21st. The iOS 6 also supports the iPad 2, the new third-generation iPad and the fourth-gen iPod Touch.
The iOS 6 will be released sometime around 10 a.m. Pacific time, or 1:00 p.m. Eastern, but perhaps earlier. Apple has confirmed that the operating system will indeed launch today. So now it’s just a matter of watching and waiting for an alert on your device telling you the OS is ready to be pushed across.
One of the key additions to iOS 6 is a mapping app. Apple is getting rid of Google Maps which is a big loss for Google. The update will also have an improved Siri. Another notable change is the ability to conduct Facetime video chats over a 3G cellular network. Facetime over 3G has brought up discussion about its impact on metered data plans.
The new iOS 6 is said to have 200 new features including tighter Facebook integration, more phone-answering options Apples own Passbook app for storing boarding passes, movie tickets, and other location-based items. Passbook apps are not new but defiantly being built into the iOS is something new for Apple.
Being an iPhone owner and user I have been looking forward to this update and plan to upgrade my phone OS in the next few days.