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mbernste
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iOS 6 Release Time

Anyone care to speculate what time iOS 6 will be released today? I think in the past it was usually released at around 1 PM Eastern.

What I never understood is why Apple can't do some kind of rolling release by time zone where when it is midnight in your time zone you can download it from the deployment server. I would think this would allow for a lot less stress on the servers and avoid a "Black Friday"-like mad rush to get the OS update.



Jackarino
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6-7PM GMT time about



donoreo
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reply to mbernste

It always seems to be 10 AM Pacific, so it hits Eastern at 1 PM. It would make more sense to do a rolling release.



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10:00 AM PST release time confirmed. Global local release times in the link. 1:00 PM EDT.
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donoreo
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reply to mbernste

I guess they do it this way so that someone at Apple gets to say "Release the hounds!"



Michail
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reply to mbernste

It has already been downloadable for a few days if you're getting impatient .

However, there really isn't much in it to get excited about unless you have a 4s. All the new features have been left off the earlier models.



norbert26
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said by Michail:

It has already been downloadable for a few days if you're getting impatient .

However, there really isn't much in it to get excited about unless you have a 4s. All the new features have been left off the earlier models.

Down load from where some 3rd party site ? As far as the older hardware like iPhone 4 most features are included expect siri, turn by turn navigation the main two not supported. I can live without them until my upgrade in late november .
scroll down here and see chart for whats included on different hardware.
http://reviews.cnet.com/operating-systems/apple-ios-6/4505-3671_7-35440659-2.html


Octavean
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reply to mbernste

said by mbernste:

What I never understood is why Apple can't do some kind of rolling release by time zone where when it is midnight in your time zone you can download it from the deployment server. I would think this would allow for a lot less stress on the servers and avoid a "Black Friday"-like mad rush to get the OS update.

Yeah but where is the pizzazz in that, the showmanship, the tented hands and black turtleneck shirts,…

Shouldn’t there be a digital equivalent to insanely long lines at the Apple store,….shouldn’t there be,……?

No seriously I get what you’re saying and agree. I would take it a step further and would say that iOS updates could take on a powernap like effect. Just set it to automatically receive updates and wake up in the morning to find it already installed,…..yeah,…..I like that,….


donoreo
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reply to mbernste

Hey, since it is being released on International Talk Like a Pirate day, will it default to Pirate Speak?



Michail
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reply to norbert26

said by norbert26:

said by Michail:

It has already been downloadable for a few days if you're getting impatient .

However, there really isn't much in it to get excited about unless you have a 4s. All the new features have been left off the earlier models.

Down load from where some 3rd party site ? As far as the older hardware like iPhone 4 most features are included expect siri, turn by turn navigation the main two not supported. I can live without them until my upgrade in late november .
scroll down here and see chart for whats included on different hardware.
http://reviews.cnet.com/operating-systems/apple-ios-6/4505-3671_7-35440659-2.html

»www.betaio.so/

They typically host the beta versions. The iOS 6 GM was released to the developer community but does not require any special activation since it's the final build.

Though at this stage there isn't much time to go.


ptrowski
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Better to get it there now than when the servers come crashing down later on like they always do.



haroldo

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reply to Michail

said by Michail:

...All the new features have been left off the earlier models.

Such as? (I own the 4)
(I'm aware of Panorama)


Michail
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said by haroldo:

said by Michail:

...All the new features have been left off the earlier models.

Such as? (I own the 4)

3D maps
Panorama
Siri enhancements (not that the 4 had it anyway but I did have it on Jailbreak)
Not sure about 3g facetime. I haven't tried that yet.

Turn by turn is in there but just no 3D. I've seen it in action on our 4s. It's cool but it can drain the battery even while charging with a standard USB connection.

The new app store reminds me of Apple TV or Microsoft's new UI style.


mbernste
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said by ptrowski:

Better to get it there now than when the servers come crashing down later on like they always do.

Which is exactly why it should be a rolling deployment starting at midnight local time. Whn 12 AM hits in your time zone, you can do the update.


ptrowski
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said by mbernste:

said by ptrowski:

Better to get it there now than when the servers come crashing down later on like they always do.

Which is exactly why it should be a rolling deployment starting at midnight local time. Whn 12 AM hits in your time zone, you can do the update.

I agree with you but they never will. It's great marketing for them. "The demand or the new iOS was so high the servers could not keep up".
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bobrk
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reply to mbernste

Here's a useful article from Macworld about the upgrade:

»www.macworld.com/article/2010061···ion.html



mromero
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Ars review
»arstechnica.com/apple/2012/09/re···eatment/



HiVolt
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Can the upgrade be done OTA/Wifi or does it have to be done with itunes?


Riamen
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I'm updating right now OTA.



donoreo
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reply to HiVolt

said by HiVolt:

Can the upgrade be done OTA/Wifi or does it have to be done with itunes?

Yes

I am going to do it over wifi

The Dv8or
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reply to mbernste

iTunes on my MBP says 5.1.1 is the most current. I was hoping to DL on the laptop while I went out to lunch.
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The Dv8or
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reply to mbernste

Whups, THERE it is!



KevNYC
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reply to mbernste

Update is live, downloading via iTunes now.



donoreo
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reply to mbernste

Mine said it was there....said download and update, then it did nothing. Check again and it says no update, 5.1.1 is current. WTF?



bobrk
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It rolls out. Jeez, just be patient.



FFH
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reply to mbernste

iOS 6 downloading to my iPad3 thru WiFi as I type this.



BellBoy
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reply to mbernste

Downloading...

Had a couple of false starts just after 10 PT...probably all of the servers being turned up.



Octavean
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reply to mbernste

Damn it says I need 2.7GB of available storage in order to update,……

Is that for OTA updates only or could I get away with less free space if it were through iTunes,….?

I only have 1.1GB free, not sure where I would get the other 1.6GB,….



bobrk
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I started deleting apps. You can always put them back on.



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reply to mbernste

I had to delete some apps too. Was surprised to see how much space some of them were using up!

Its cool you can see the usage of this from the settings in the iphone but would like to see this through the itunes interface too (maybe its there and I missed it, never had a need to look).

Installing ios6 now.
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