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iOS 6 update released Sept 19th to iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS plus iPad and iPod Touch

iOS 6 is now now firmly out of the bag on the iPhone 5 and the 5th generation iPod Touch, and our thoughts now turn to when older Apple devices will see the latest operating system become available to download.

The new update will be coming out for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on 19 September, with new features such as Apple Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, Facebook integration, an updated Notification Centre and new Siri features.

Owners of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS will be able to upgrade to the new iOS 6 from September 19th, but it may be a case of holding fire if you have the 3Gs as the handset may struggle performance-wise with the newest software. Apple has already taken steps to remove some features that the 3GS can’t handle though – such as the 3D maps – so it should cope fine.

The new iPad (or iPad 3 as it’s also known) and iPad 2 can also both upgrade, but owners of the 1st generation iPad will be left with iOS 5 going forward due to hardware limitations.

And finally, with the new iPod 5th Generation being released Apple has also stated that iOS 6 will only come to the last generation of the media player so anyone with an iPod Touch 1st, 2nd or 3rd gen will miss out on the new update.

The update will go live next Wednesday and if history has anything to say it may be a struggle to get the update on day 1 of its release due to the mad rush, but if you are feeling determined and have a bit of time to download you can update via iTunes on PC or Mac.

Then following on from the iOS release Apple will launch the iPhone 5 two days later worldwide on the 21st of September.

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