Hoping to avoid issues when the new iPhone 5 arrives on Friday for those who pre-ordered it last week, Apple will release the next version of its mobile operating system for other iOS devices (the iPhone 5 comes with it already installed), dubbed iOS 6, today at 1 PM Eastern. Or, for those of you on the West Coast, that’s right about now.
If you already have a device capable of using iOS 6 and are looking to update your OS, Apple makes it pretty simple. Just go to Settings > General> Software Update and it will ask you if you want to update. Of course, as you probably do, go ahead and say yes. The process will take some time, and may even stall a few times, but be patient as it will eventually work.
You can also get the update by connecting your device to a Mac or Windows PC running iTunes 10.6.3 or later. iOS 6 is compatible with the following devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4th and 5th Generation, iPad 2 and the New iPad.
We’ve been running iOS 6 for awhile now and so far, it’s a great update. If you decide to update, let us know how it goes.