With yesterday's release of iOS 6, and tomorrow's debut of the iPhone 5, there are a lot of interesting tidbits to take note of:
- Have you installed iOS 6 yet? I've been running a developer version for a while, but need to update to the final version. Maybe this weekend (though by then I'll have my iPhone 5). Here are some interesting iOS 6 items I've come across recently:
- In the early hours of iOS 6's release, some users reported Wi-Fi problems, though they seem to be fixed now.
- iOS 6 reportedly also brought a fix for the SMS "spoofing" vulnerability that had previously been reported.
- Apple's major iOS apps--iPhoto, GarageBand, iMovie, Pages, Keynote, Podcasts, Find my iPhone, and more--have all received updates to support iOS 6 features and the iPhone 5's larger screen.
- One aspect of iOS 6 that many are rightly concerned about is the new Apple-created Maps app, which seems to lag behind what the previous, Google-powered Maps app offered. 9to5Mac has some suggestions for third-party apps that can help improve the new Maps app.
- In non-iOS 6 news: Apple and the EU have agreed on a settlement in the EU's ebook price-fixing investigation. The settlement is still under review. The U.S. Dept. of Justice's similar inquiry is still ongoing.
- iPhone 5 pre-orders topped 2 million in less than 24 hours. Pre-orders began at 3:01 a.m. Eastern time; needless to say I wasn't up then. By 6:30, when I got up, the shipping date from Apple had already slipped to Oct. 5. Luckily, AT&T still had some in stock and my iPhone 5 is set to arrive tomorrow afternoon. How did you do?
- Have you voted in the iPhone 5 reaction poll?