iOS 6

The iOS 6 is an operating system that was designed and developed especially for iPhone and iPad by Apple from 2012 to 2014. The system has been released on September 19, 2012, and was preinstalled on the iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th Generation, iPad 4th Generation, iPad mini, and Apple TV 3rd Generation.

This software gets the last update (6.1.6) on February 21, 2014, and later has been replaced by a newer version of iOS 7.

iOS 6 added a new Apple Maps app, replacing Google Maps as the default mapping service for the operating system; a dedicated Podcasts app, as a central location for podcasts; and a Passbook app, for managing different types of tickets, boarding passes, coupons, and loyalty cards.

The App Store received a visual overhaul, bringing a card-based app layout as well as tweaks to search algorithms. 

Facebook was integrated into the operating system, incorporating status messages, like buttons, and contact and event synchronization to several of Apple’s apps. New privacy controls allow users more fine-grained app permissions, as well as an option to prevent targeted advertising. 

Siri was added to more devices, and updated with more functionality, including the ability to make restaurant reservations, launch apps, retrieve movie reviews and sports statistics, and read items from the Notification Center.

Today iOS 6 is 10 years old!

iOS 6 - iPhone 5
Source: pcmag.com – iOS 6 – iPhone 5

iOS 6 General Information

ReleasedSeptember 19, 2012
Original PriceFree
System RequirementsiPhone 3Gs
iPhone 4
iPhone 4s
iPhone 5
iPod touch 4th Generation
iPod touch 5th Generation
iPad 2
iPad 3rd Generation
iPad 4th Generation
iPad mini
Apple TV 2nd Generation
Apple TV 3rd Generation
DistributioniTunes
Over-the-Air
Apple TV Software Update

Versions

VersionsBuildRelease Date
iOS 6.010A403
10A405
10A406
September 19, 2012
iOS 6.0 (Apple TV 5.1)10A406ESeptember 24, 2012
iOS 6.0.110A523
10A525
November 1, 2012
iOS 6.0.1 (Apple TV 5.1.1)10A831November 29, 2012
iOS 6.0.210A551December 18, 2012
iOS 6.110B141
10B142
10B143
10B144
January 28, 2013
iOS 6.1 (Apple TV 5.2)10B143January 28, 2013
iOS 6.1.110B145February 11, 2013
iOS 6.1.210B146
10B147
February 19, 2013
iOS 6.1.310B329March 19, 2013
iOS 6.1.3 (Apple TV 5.2.1)10B329aMarch 19, 2013
iOS 6.1.410B350May 2, 2013
iOS 6.1.4 (Apple TV 5.3)10B809June 20, 2013
iOS 6.1.510B400November 14, 2013
iOS 6.1.610B500February 21, 2014

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