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This software gets the last update (6.1.6) on February 21, 2014, and later has been replaced by a newer version of iOS 7.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 General Information
|Released||September 19, 2012|
|System Requirements||iPhone 3Gs|
iPod touch 4th Generation
iPod touch 5th Generation
iPad 3rd Generation
iPad 4th Generation
Apple TV 2nd Generation
Apple TV 3rd Generation
Apple TV Software Update
|September 19, 2012|
|November 1, 2012|
|December 18, 2012|
|January 28, 2013|
|iOS 6.1.1||10B145||February 11, 2013|
|February 19, 2013|
|iOS 6.1.3||10B329||March 19, 2013|
|iOS 6.1.4*1||10B350||May 2, 2013|
|iOS 6.1.5*2||10B400||November 14, 2013|
|iOS 6.1.6*3||10B500||February 21, 2014|
*2 iPod touch 4th Gen only
*3 iPhone 3Gs and iPod touch 4th Gen only