iOS 6 now live, one last reminder before you update

iOS 6 now live, one last reminder before you update
It looks like Apple is sticking pretty close to that timetable we saw earlier today, because the iOS 6 rollout has begun and the update is live around the world. This means iOS users will be getting notifications for the update, but we want to put out one last warning before you update. We've had extensive coverage of iOS 6 and the new features, but there are two big changes that you may want to keep in mind as you start to see the notifications for the update. 

1) No more Google Maps. Apple's new Maps app will give you turn-by-turn navigation, but the general feeling is that it is lagging behind Google's offering overall because it's place database is far smaller, and it doesn't include Street View, or public transit directions and info. There is a way that public transit info can be hooked in by a 3rd party service, but that doesn't yet exist. Google has promised a version of Google Maps will be coming to the App Store, but hasn't yet released it, so if you think Google Maps will be better for you, it may be best to delay the update until Google releases its app. 

2) No more baked-in YouTube. This isn't an issue for iPhone users, because Google has released an iPhone version of YouTube into the App Store, but iPad users won't have a YouTube app. This isn't such a big deal, since the YouTube website was better than the baked-in app anyway, but some people prefer apps to websites. 

If you don't mind those two changes, then you can grab the iOS 6 update through iTunes, or OTA (on WiFi of course, since the update clocks in at around 500MB) on your device now. 

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72 Comments

2. FoxDavis

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Second, and not sure I am really into updating to this!

24. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

As if there would be much difference... ;p. I'm happy for Siri on my new iPad, trough...

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

iToy owners might want to defer upgrading for a day to see if there are any problems with the upgrade. The frost day last year was problematic.

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Edit - first day instead of frost. PA, you really need to fix the edit function to allow editing for say, 2 minutes after posting.

37. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Agreed. I remember when ios4 came out and it bricked so many iphones, or caused them to lose connectivity. This seems to have had more robust testing with the developer releases, but there can still be irreversible glitches. Apple's solution: upgrade to the 4, which was one of the phones having the problem!

46. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Going from iOS 4 to 5 had first day 'issues' as well. There was a validation server in the upgrade loop that went offline for most of the first day. The result of the validation server going offline was that the iDevice (Phone, Pad, and Pod Touch) appeared to have been bricked.

7. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

thanks

8. savezo007

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

blah blah bla IOS = most uninnovative os for a smartphone yet

10. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i've heard that apple maps are so dumb....

11. savezo007

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

yes that is true thats why im getting a Lumia 920

45. thomasgellender

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Like the new features but the maps are awful!!!

67. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

yeah... nokia maps is far more superior than this! and google map is feel threaten to this! apple's mistake is buying a lame mapping company! but i do hope that they will evolve!!

12. savezo007

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

IOS6 maps = where am i hellllpppp!!!!!!! :( Nokia maps = found it!!! :D

13. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

installing it right now. you guys can hate all you want but at least we don't have to wait a year to get a software update officially.

15. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Actually, you do have to wait an entire year to get any update at all. They only release one update a year. iFAIL.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's so not true apple does quite a few .x updates during the year.

26. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

yes they certainly do... to FIX bugs! 5.0.1 to fix the battery drain issue caused by gps locator. 5.1.1 to fix photostream (could not delete photos) among varioous other annoying bugs. not so much an update but a patch

22. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

shows how much you know. there was three updates for ios 5 and the last one came out in May

25. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Oh, I couldn't tell because they literally didn't change a thing....

27. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

oh they did make changes... primarily to bad software bugs. updates are not always "enhancements" android has bug fixes too. but they dont call it an "upgrade" (ex: 4.0 / 4.0.4 / etc)

31. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

so do you have a iphone?

35. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

I unfortunately bought my wife one and it literally hasn't changed. I can't stand how small the display is, nor do I ever want to use that thing. It's really uncomfortable to hold in the hand because of the rigid edges. She loves it though, which I am trying to remedy by any means possible. Hard to get out of that ecosystem though. And it is good for people that have tiny hands (females) and slow people. I kid!

34. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and how do you know.. you have an iphone?

30. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Really? and did they add any drastic features in those "updates" NOPE

33. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

with how many changes??? lol

29. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

RIght, you only need to wait 2 years to get the same features as Android

32. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

good luck waiting on jelly bean update. when you get it the Kit kat update will be out

36. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I have Jelly Bean on my GNEX LOL silly troll. Good luck with iOS 6, now with features from Gingerbread!

40. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

ok troll you got the only phone with jelly bean while the other hundreds are still waiting for ics

42. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

I also have Jelly Bean, not sure what you're talking about. And Jelly Bean is only on at 1500% increase in the last 2 months. Enjoy your extra row of icons though!

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