A new version of iOS has been officially confirmed for release for the 19th of September.
The latest version of iOS has been in the works for a while now, and Apple has by no means kept information on the operating system under wraps. The beta of iOS 6 had some special surprises for us just weeks ago, like revealing that a fifth row was created for apps when the emulator was ran at the rumored iPhone resolution of 1136 x 640. Now that the iPhone 5 has been announced, the iOS 6 software is in its final state and is due to release on the 19th of September.
The update doesn’t bring too much more to the table other than some updates to Maps, Siri, Facetime, Safari, and the introduction of Passbook. Maps now has Siri navigation, 3D building viewing, and satellite imagery. Safari now has a full-screen mode and the ability to share tabs from your desktop to your iPhone (called iCloud Tabs). Passbook is a digital ticketing system for airports; Delta is already confirmed as a partner. Finally, Siri can now bring up sports rankings and Rotten Tomatoes movie ratings and Facetime will now work over a cellular network.
The update is coming to the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, the new iPad, and the iPad 2.