Yesterday’s Apple event meant that we’ll be getting a look at new devices the company has in store for us. Moreover it meant that since official announcements were to be made, rumors about upcoming products and firmware could finally be put to bed. Apple made an important software related announcement yesterday. iOS 6 final version for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, compatible ones that it, will be released on September 19.
We have been waiting for a number of things from Apple this year. New products notwithstanding, iOS 6 is definitely one of those things. This latest iOS platform update has been in beta stage for over four months now and it is about time that Apple release iOS 6 final version for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
This update was announced back in summer at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. It was very well received and iOS device owners around the world have been excited about this update from that very day. iOS 6 builds up on the phenomenal success of iOS 5 which was released last year and to this date remains the biggest iOS platform update to date. iOS 5 came with over 200 new features and now iOS 6 adds more to this amazing ecosystem.
Registered Apple developers have already been treated to iOS 6 GM build for iOS devices. A GM build of unreleased firmware is basically the final beta version after which public release takes place. Very little changes are made to the overall firmware after the GM build has been seeded to developers. As previously mentioned, if you are a registered developer you can head on over to the Developer Portal and download iOS 6 GM IPSW for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It costs $99 per annum to become a registered Apple developer, not the kind of money everybody would dish out just to get to try beta versions of an upcoming iOS update. Unregistered developers are always recommended not to play around with illegal versions of beta iOS firmware on their devices.
So there we have it then. Apple will release the iOS 6 final version for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on September 19. Expect their servers to get hammered as millions and millions of iOS device owners around the world will be attempting to download this latest and greatest update. If you hold off for about a day, your downloading experience would definitely be a lot smoother as well as a lot faster once the madness following the release ultimately subsides.