How to Get Apple iOS 6
According to PC Magazine, Apple’s iOS 6, the next major update to the iPhone maker’s mobile operating system, is due out today. Any moment now. Right? (Right! Update: It was released just after 1:00 P.M. Eastern time September 19).
Okay, so how do you get it? First you need to make sure you have a compatible device in hand. iOS 6 will support the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 , iPhone 4S $399.00 at Apple Store, and the new but as-yet unavailable iPhone 5 (which will hit stores and mailboxes Sept. 21), as well as the iPad 2 $399.00 at Apple Store, the new, third-generation iPad $499.00 at Apple Store, and the fourth-gen iPod Touch $271.99 at Walmart.com.
If you’re waiting for your new iPhone 5 to arrive, don’t worry. iOS 6 will come pre-installed. If your device isn’t on this list, it won’t be able to run iOS 6, and it might be time to consider upgrading to a new phone or tablet. Additionally, some of the devices that are supported won’t get every single feature. For example, the iPhone 3GS won’t have any of the new Siri features. When Will iOS 6 Be Available?
Update: iOS 6 is available now, free. But you may want to wait. Typically, if you try to get to iOS 6 when the update first appears to everyone, it takes much longer to download than if you wait until after the crush of early adopters. If you can sit on your hands until later this evening or even tomorrow, do! The update also seems to go faster via iTunes than over the air (explained further below). If you choose to wait, and I do recommend it, you can get started with the first two steps on these instructions now for download and updating to iOS 6. How to Get iOS 6