iOS 6 was announced last week and the iOS 6 release date is now September 19th. You will be able to download iOS 6 on Wednesday, September 19th. Apple announced iOS 6 at Apple’s World Wide Developers conference, however, it has only been available for developers since then.
iOS 6 will be supported on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, new iPad, and fourth-gen iPod touch.
No YouTube or Google Maps:
As the battle between Apple and Google heats up, Apple has dropped the preloaded YouTube and Google Maps applications:
Major upgrade for Siri:
You can now get sports game updates, make restaurant reservations, watch movie trailers, launch apps, and tweet by voice. Siri is now also available for the iPad.
Facebook will integrate with iOS 6 in a similar way Twitter currently integrates with iOS 5.
New Phone App Features:
You can now set reminders to call people back, send messages instead of calling, apply a DO NOT DISTURB feature that does not alert you with notifications.
iCloud Tabs will integrate Safari across all iCloud-connected devices, allowing users to go from device to device with the same internet browsing tabs remaining open on each.
iOS 6 Mail VIPs will enable users to mark certain contacts as important, and in turn, all their messages will be starred.
FaceTime over 3G:
Once reserved for wifi only, you can now FaceTime over your cellular network.
Allows you to easily share photos with your friends.
Apple will say goodbye to Google Maps and reveal a new Maps made completely in-house. 3-D maps are another possibility, with geographical features interlaid on traditional maps.
Guided Access allows you to lock an app when it’s in use so that other controls won’t be accessible.
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The iPhone 5 and iOS 6 release will go down in history as the companies most anticipated product releases in history.