12 SEP

Apple Announces iOS 6 Release for September 19

by Marianne Schultz

At today’s media event, Apple announced that iOS 6 will be released on September 19, just a couple days prior to the release of the iPhone 5 in the US and eight other countries.

First announced at Apple’s WWDC keynote event in June, iOS 6 will offer a bunch of new features. Siri will be enhanced to provide sports scores, post to Twitter or Facebook, give movie listings, and more. The Maps app will feature turn-by-turn voice navigation guidance and a 3D Flyover mode to show realistic building and landscape details. The new Passbook app will hold your passes, tickets, and loyalty and payment cards from participating businesses like Starbucks, American Airlines, and Target so far.

A new Do Not Disturb feature will mute alerts and calls during times you designate so you can sleep or work uninterrupted (or interrupted only by people you specify in advance). The Phone app will let you send a quick a text message reply when you can’t take a call or set a reminder for you to call someone back later.

Like iOS 5, iOS 6 will be a free update for compatible devices, which are the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2 and later, and the 4th-generation iPod touch and later.

4 Comments

  1. Hugo Dothee

    Have An iPad 3
    iPad 3 sice july waiting fo os6, as Per. Your announcements. Hope it fills expectativos. I have a iPad 2 and 3. Don’t let us down!,!

  2. Ay Gee

    Why is the 3GS compatible and not the iPad (1st gen).?

  3. Alvin

    Google Maps is prohibited to install on iOS 6.

  4. Boye8888

    Hugo Dothee
    1:22 am, September 15th, 2012
    Have An iPad 3
    iPad 3 sice july waiting fo os6, as Per. Your announcements. Hope it fills expectativos. I have a iPad 2 and 3. Don’t let us down!,!

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