FRUIT THEMED Apple will release the latest version of its mobile operating system IOS 6 later on today, bringing over 200 new features to Idevices.
IOS 6 will be rolled out at 10am San Francisco time, which means that owners of Apple devices in the UK will be able to start downloading it from 6pm. Unlike previous IOS updates, it will be available to download over-the-air (OTA), which users hope will prevent it from bricking and wiping devices like the IOS 5 update did last year.
Once installed, users can expect to see a number of new features on their Idevices, although not all of the features will be coming to Apple's oldest devices. These upcoming tweaks include Apple's homemade Maps app, a new Phone application, Facebook integration, Icloud Tabs in the Safari web browser and Apple's new Passbook application.
Owners of Apple's 'new' Ipad will also be able to get their hands on Siri, which comes as part of the IOS 6 update.
Speaking at the launch of IOS 6, Scott Forstall, Apple's SVP of IOS Software said, "IOS 6 continues the rapid pace of innovation that is helping Apple reinvent the phone and create the Ipad category, delivering the best mobile experience available on any device.
"We can't wait for hundreds of millions of IOS users to experience the incredible new features in IOS 6 including the new Maps app, expanded Siri support, deep Facebook integration, Shared Photo Streams and the innovative new Passbook app."
Apple's IOS 6 mobile operating system will be available to download on the Iphone 3GS, Iphone 4, Iphone 4S, Ipad 2 and the 'new' Ipad. If you can't be bothered with updating and are willing to spend at least £529 to avoid the hassle, IOS 6 comes preloaded on the Iphone 5.
Check back later this week for our review of IOS 6. µ
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