Apple Releases iOS 6 To The Public — Download It Now!

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It's finally here.
It's finally here.

Apple has finally released iOS 6 to the public, more than three months after the software was first previewed at WWDC. It brings more than 200 new features to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, including Apple’s brand new Maps and Passbook apps, Facebook integration, FaceTime over cellular, enhancements to Siri, Mail, and Phone, and lots, lots more.

You can download iOS 6 from iTunes by plugging your iOS device into your computer and hitting the ‘Update’ button. Alternatively, you can also download it over-the-air directly on your iOS device — you’ll find this option within the Settings app.

iOS 6 is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPod touch (4th gen)
  • iPod touch (5th gen)
  • iPad 2
  • New iPad

While you’re installing iOS 6 on your devices, be sure to check out our comprehensive guide to everything that’s new.

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25 responses to “Apple Releases iOS 6 To The Public — Download It Now!”

  1. Angela Tyson says:

    thanks for the heads up, it’s downloading quickly

  2. drivevultures says:

    Still waiting in NC

  3. Ong Pe Hon says:

    i’m in singapore, not yet =(

  4. Ed_Kel says:

    5.1.1 “your software is up to date” in MI

  5. rcrider4 says:

    Not available in FL yet :(
    Edit: Now it is!!!!!!! :D
    Only takes 4 minutes to download for me. Now we wait and see about the install
    Edit 2: Make that 15 minutes and counting. I guess Apple’s servers are starting to get slammed…

  6. Guest says:

    Not available in Singapore yet.

  7. javiercosentino says:

    still waiting here! (NC)

  8. ramgopalan says:

    I’m in India. Nothing yet

  9. Marc Negron says:

    Only a few more minutes until it hits florida. Not going to be on the bleeding edge of “on time” though folks. So just be patient. :D

  10. shannon_f says:

    in texas, still says 5.1.1 is the most up to date :(

  11. dieselmaniac says:

    Still waiting in Boston….

  12. KateMacVerde says:

    In California. No dice.

  13. aSachaB says:

    I’m in LA-CA
    Not Yet

  14. dieselmaniac says:

    It was available in MA, but now it’s not…

  15. dieselmaniac says:

    It popped up again, went to download it and it quit on me. Grrr..

  16. dieselmaniac says:

    Ahhh.. There we go! Downloading in MA :)

  17. Jonathan Ober says:

    I just restarted my phone and the download showed up…18 minutes remaining!!

  18. ja808hi says:

    still 5.1.1 here

  19. ja808hi says:

    hawaii is up and running

  20. TheMacGuy says:

    Southern California has it. iPhone is taking forever to finish (iPhone 4 Verizon). Waiting for that to finish to do my iPad.

  21. TheMacGuy says:

    I’m also going thru iTunes. Much faster then downloading it straight in Settings.

  22. karenjs says:

    So have been trying to update OTA for my iPad2 (jailbroken) and it’s errored out at the end, maybe 4-5 times now. Searching online showed one comment (from back in March) that one cannot update iOS OTA when jailbroken..that we must use iTunes. I’m doing that now (downloading is SLOW, either way). Just looking to confirm this point? If so…truly wish this had been pointed out in all the “let’s prepare for iOS 6” articles that came out.. Thanks

  23. rcrider4 says:

    Been playing around with iOS 6 now for a while and love it. It took about 70 minutes to install on my iPad 2, and about 50-60 on my iPhone 4S

  24. rcrider4 says:

    Searching online showed one comment (from back in March) that one cannot update iOS OTA when jailbroken..that we must use iTunes. I’m doing that now (downloading is SLOW, either way). Just looking to confirm this point? If so…truly wish this had been pointed out in all the “let’s prepare for iOS 6” articles that came out.. Thanks

    OTA does not work when jailbroken. This was pointed out back when iOS 5 came out.

  25. Cgs101 says:

    I’m having so many problems after the upgrade (on iPhone 4). This is a shambolic launch. Contacts, passbook, Facebook integration, nothing works, phone keeps crashing… this is the sort of stuff that’s supposed to happen to Microsoft!! not Apple!
    oh and Maps just sucks!

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