Apple released its new operating system Wednesday, and iOS 6 comes with a lot of changes and added features that are important to know about. Here’s a snapshot of the most notable of more than 200 new options that Apple has advertised for this upgrade.
First, you can update your Apple device to iOS 6 over the air by heading to the “General” menu and choosing “Software Update.”
But before you do, there are a few things you’ll want to consider, such as whether it’s smart to rush to upgrade today.
Why? Well, it could take some time. There are a lot of people trying to update their devices right now. For this post, I updated three Apple devices: One took just 20 minutes for a full update, and another just 25 minutes. But when I upgraded my iPhone, it had to be restarted and took nearly an hour.
Second, some of your apps will change when you upgrade. The most notable is Maps. Google has powered the iPhone’s maps app for years, but Apple has struck out on its own for this latest version of iOS. Reviews of the app have been mixed so far, as Apple’s map function is much earlier in its development than Google’s.