iOS 6 became available for download early this morning. After installing it on my iPhone I can tell you that patience is important.
Just like when iOS 5 arrived, a lot pf people are having problems downloading it. It took me two goes this morning on my iPhone. The first time I was trying to use applications at the same time and I dont think it liked it. So if your having problems, try what I did; change the auto screen lock to ‘never’ so you can watch it download and just be very patient. I would also recommend plugging the device into a charger.
Anyway, mine took almost an hour to complete, which is a little long. The wait was worth it though.
Having an iPhone 4, I was a little worried that I would miss out on some of the updates but it looks like the only thing really is the siri update.
My favourite and probably the biggest change in iOS 6 is the new maps. I previously used other map apps when driving because the old iPhone maps did not include turn by turn navigation which was up to my standards. I have not been for a drive yet but the maps app already looks very good.
Being able to use the app in landscape position is a significant improvement for me. It is now a lot easier and safer for me to find my location.
Another sneeky thing that I have just noticed is that you can now Tweet from the notification center. If you slide it down from the top of the screen a tweet box appears. Thats handy I suppose.
Safari has also had a little spruce up. You can now share via Facebook and the whole thing looks a lot better.
The app store has had some design upgrades and looks very impressive. The Genius tool has become the center option. I never use it but its not hiding anymore.
YouTube has just dissapeared which means that you need to download the new idependant YouTube app. Dont worry its a lot better than the old one anyway.
Most of the apps that come included in the iPhone have had small adjustments, some just a colour change.
The coolest change for me is the maps, just because I drive a lot. Once you download iOS 6, get into it and explore the new upgrades. I plan to install it on my iPad later.
Let me know how you feel about it.
Check out a full run down of the updates from Apple here
Edit: There is currently world wide problems connecting to wifi with iOS 6, hold fire on downloading it if this will effect you. Hopefully they will fix it soon