Apple introduces iOS 6, Beta available now

By
On June 12, 2012

 

During yesterdays WWDC Keynote Apple announced iOS 6 with more than 200 new features, most notably changes to Siri and Maps.

Furthermore¬†Scott Forstall presented some very interesting numbers for both iOS 5 and Apple’s mobile operating system platform in general. Check ’em out:

  • 365 million iOS devices have been sold (through March 2012) since the first iPhone went on sale in June 2007.
  • 80% of iOS devices are running iOS 5. That’s compared to only 7% of Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich printing services, the latest version of Android’s OS — which was released at the same time as iOS 5.
  • There are 140 million iMessage users. One billion iMessages are sent per day and over 150 billion iMessages have been sent so far.
  • Since adding Twitter support to iOS 5, Twitter usage on iOS devices have grown three-fold. 10 billion tweets have been sent from iOS 5 and 47% of photo’s posted to Twitter come from iOS 5 devices.
  • Game Center has 130 million active accounts. Five billion scores are recorded each week. Sixty-seven of the top 100 games have Game Center integration.

You can read more about iOS 6 HERE

UPDATE

Apple has just released a Beta version of iOS 6, for now its only available for developers, but it will be released to the general public this fall. iOS 6 will support the iPhone 3GS and newer, iPad 2 and newer and the fourth-generation iPod touch. So if you are still sporting an original iPad then you will have to stick with iOS 5.

If you have a Developer ID, then head over to the Developer site on Apple.com and download the new iOS 6!