iOS 6, code-named Sundance, was introduced by Apple during the WWDC 2012 keynote on June 11 and was released on September 19, 2012. It was notable for its support of 16:9 displays for the then-new iPhone 5, for a new, Google-free version of the Maps app, Passbook, Facebook integration, Siri enhancements, and more. iOS 6.1, code-named Brighton, shipped on January 28, 2013. The latest release for most devices was iOS 6.1.3 on March 19, 2013. iOS 6.1.4 shipped for iPhone 5 only on May 2, 2013, and iOS 6.1.5 shipped for iPod touch 4 only on November 11, 2013.
iOS 6 review
iOS 6 is a software update divided against itself. Apple claims over 200 new user-facing features, which is the same if not more than previous versions of iOS. Many of these are good and solid, reducing the friction and increasing the functionality of iOS, and delightfully so. But a lot of it them are also about Apple and the future of their platform. In that regard, iOS 6 is nowhere...
WWDC 2012 Flashback: Mountain Lion, iOS 6 and the radical new Retina MacBook Pro
As we head towards WWDC 2014 we thought it would be fun to look back at Apple World Wide Developer Conferences past, what they introduced, and what impact they made. Today let's take a look at WWDC 2012, where Apple took the wraps off of Mountain Lion, iOS 6 and new MacBook models... While WWDC 2011 had been something of a disappointment for hardware mavens, 2012 roared back with a...
Apple releases iOS 6.1.5 for iPod touch 4, also fixes FaceTime call bug
While pretty much every other iOS device released since 2010 is getting iOS 7.0.4, the not-qualified iPod touch 4 is getting the same FaceTime call bug fix but in retro iOS 6.1.5 form (2010 original iPad had not camera, so no FaceTime).
iOS 6 reports for U.S. defense duty with new approval
The U.S. Department of Defense has approved the use of iOS 6 devices, which may help Apple to build some strength in a market still dominated by BlackBerry devices. The US D.O.D. currently has about 470,000 BlackBerrys in use across its networks, with 41,000 Apple mobile devices and 8,700 Android devices. The Department of Defense is building a multivendor environment, it said in a...
iOS 6.0 gets US federal government's security stamp of approval
Since the dawn of time, BlackBerry smartphones have been the mobile communicator of choice for the United States federal government. The federal National Institute of Standards and Technology has been approving hardware and software to meet the FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) since 1995, and today iOS 6.0 was granted FIPS 140-2 certification. Specifically, the iOS...
Apple releases iOS 6.1.3
Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 which contains a fix for the passcode bypass bug as well as improvements to Maps in Japan.
Apple seeds newly renumbered iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 to developers
Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 to developers. The second beta to what was originally numbered iOS 6.1.1, recent updates meant to address cellular connectivity on the iPhone 4S and an Exchange calendar bug on all iOS devices, caused the latest beta to get re-sequenced to iOS 6.1.3. If you're a paid developer, you can grab it now through the usual channels. More: developer.apple.com
evasi0n now updated with full jailbreak support for iOS 6.1.2
Earlier today, Apple released iOS 6.1.2 where shortly after, planetbeing confirmed evasi0n works on iOS 6.1.2 but we would need to wait for it to be updated. The evad3rs have officially updated evasi0n for Mac, Windows, and Linux to officially support the iOS 6.1.2 firmware.
evasi0n jailbreak confirmed to still be working on iOS 6.1.2
Apple has just released iOS 6.1.2 to address some small issues. That doesn't mean that an update can't render a jailbreak useless. Fortunately planetbeing is reporting that evasi0n appears to still be working under iOS 6.1.2. Obviously, you'll still need to hold off on updating until evasi0n is updated to recognize iOS 6.1.2 as a supported firmware.
Apple releases iOS 6.1.2 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, fixes Exchange calendar bug
Apple has just released iOS 6.1.2, their second minor point update, and as promised it fixes a bug that's caused network activity problems for Exchange calendar users. How to update iOS 6 over-the-air (OTA)
Evasi0n jailbreak tool updated to version 1.3, now supports iOS 6.0, 6.1 and 6.1.1
The evad3rs team have wasted no time at all in updating their hugely popular evasi0n jailbreak tool to support the just released iOS 6.1.1 firmware. The new evasi0n release, which is now up to version 1.3, fully supports iOS 6.0, 6.1 and 6.1.1. iOS 6.1.1 was released yesterday solely for iPhone 4S devices after widespread reports of poor 3G connectivity and Exchange account problems...
Apple releases iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone 4S, addresses cellular problems
Apple has released iOS 6.1.1 but only for the iPhone 4S, at least for now. The update comes amid reports of cellular data issues preventing proper use of the device, originally released in 2011. Apple's release notes include mention of just specifically that:
Apple releases iOS 6.1.1 beta to developers
Apple has released a beta for iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod touch to developers. The beta is available at developer.apple.com. Make sure to download the correct version for your device(s).
evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6 and 6.1 now live, and untethered
Whether you've got a new iPhone 5 and have been waiting patiently to get your jailbreak on or you've been waiting to update your older iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for a working iOS 6 jailbreak, the wait is now over. The evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6 and iOS 6.1 is now live and ready. How to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on iOS 6.0 or 6.1 with evasi0n
How to OTA (over-the-air) update to iOS 6.1 on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Apple released iOS 6.1 to the public yesterday which includes the ability to buy movie tickets with Siri, better LTE support, and more. Since the introduction of iOS 5, Apple has allowed us to update our iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches over-the-air instead of having to plug into iTunes. Normally your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will alert you when an update is ready, but if it hasn't...
Apple releases iOS 6.1, adds Siri movie ticket purchases in the U.S., wider LTE support, and more
Apple has released iOS 6.1 to the public. The update brings a number of improvements, including increased LTE support and the ability for users in the US to purchase movie tickets with Siri.