Apple Releases iOS 6 For iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2 And iPad 3
The wait is over folks, Apple has just released iOS 6 for all supported iOS devices. Apple previewed iOS 6 at WWDC 2012 earlier this and released beta builds for registered Apple developers only. If you were one of those Apple developers then this probably isn’t a big news for you but a lot of people who are not registered Apple developers were deprived of iOS 6. The fruit company has brought some significant changes in their mobile operating system. iOS 6 packs more than 200 new features which would give all iOS users a better experience on all supported devices.
We will get in to the details of some important new features of iOS 6 in bit but first let’a talk about the compatibility. Following iOS devices supports all new iOS 6:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5 (ships with iOS 6)
- iPhone Touch 4G
- iPod touch 5 (ships with iOS 6)
- iPad 2
- iPad 3 aka the new iPad
iPad 1 is NOT supported for iOS 6 and personally I believe that it’s a right decision by Apple to cut iPad 1 support because iOS 6 would’ve made it sluggish and much slower which results in bad user experience. A company like Apple would never compromise on user experience. Surprisingly, the fruit company has decided to support iPhone 3GS on iOS 6 but of course it would be a trimmed version of iOS 6.
Some key new features include:
- All new Apple maps
- Much advanced version of Siri (iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 3)
- Improved iCloud integration
- Better native Mail app
- FaceTime over 3G and 4G LTE
- Passbook app for collection discount coupons and boarding passes
How You Can Update To iOS 6:
Well the process is pretty much easy, if you’re already running iOS 5 then all you need to do is go to Settings.app> General > Software from here you can get an OTA update. For iPhone 4S this OTA update weighs around 626MB.
Important Note For Jailbreakers and Ulockers:
If you’re a huge jailbreaking fan and you just cannot live without then DO NOT update any iOS device to iOS 6 right now. The dev team is working on a tethered jailbreak but it would only work for A4 and previous iOS devices. There’s still no ETA on iOS 6 jailbreak so it’s good that you stay wherever you are right now. If you rely on iPhone unlock then don’t even think about updating your iPhone because you WILL loose your unlock. If you’re currently running iOS 5.1.1 then we highly recommend that you save your iOS 5.1.1 SHSH blobs and wait for an update from the Dev Team.
We will keep you updated about this, stay tuned!