iOS 6 Release Details

iOS 6
Source: apple.com – iOS 6

The iOS 6 is an operating system designed and developed especially for iPhone and iPad by Apple from 2012 to 2014. The system was released on September 19, 2012, and was preinstalled on the iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th Generation, iPad 4th Generation, iPad mini, and Apple TV 3rd Generation.

iOS 6 added a new Apple Maps app, replacing Google Maps as the default mapping service for the operating system; a dedicated Podcasts app, as a central location for podcasts; and a Passbook app, for managing different types of tickets, boarding passes, coupons, and loyalty cards.

The App Store received a visual overhaul, bringing a card-based app layout as well as tweaks to search algorithms. 

Facebook was integrated into the operating system, incorporating status messages, like buttons, and contact and event synchronization to several of Apple’s apps. New privacy controls allow users more fine-grained app permissions, as well as an option to prevent targeted advertising. 

Siri was added to more devices, and updated with more functionality, including the ability to make restaurant reservations, launch apps, retrieve movie reviews and sports statistics, and read items from the Notification Center.

This software got the last update (6.1.6) on February 21, 2014, and later has been replaced by a newer version of iOS 7. Today iOS 6 is 11 years old!

iOS 6 Details

ReleasedSeptember 19, 2012 – 11 years ago
Last Software UpdateFebruary 21, 2014 – 10 years ago
Time of Support17 months (1 year)
Original PriceFree
System RequirementsiPhone 3Gs
iPhone 4
iPhone 4s
iPhone 5
iPod touch 4th Generation
iPod touch 5th Generation
iPad 2
iPad 3rd Generation
iPad 4th Generation
iPad mini
Apple TV 2nd Generation
Apple TV 3rd Generation
Apple TV Software Update

Versions of the iOS 6

VersionsBuildRelease Date
iOS 6.010A403
September 19, 2012 – 11 years ago
iOS 6.0.110A523
November 1, 2012 – 11 years ago
iOS 6.0.210A550
December 18, 2012 – 11 years ago
iOS 6.110B141
January 28, 2013 – 11 years ago
iOS 6.1.110B145February 11, 2013 – 11 years ago
iOS 6.1.210B146
February 19, 2013 – 11 years ago
iOS 6.1.310B329March 19, 2013 – 11 years ago
iOS 6.1.4*110B350May 2, 2013 – 11 years ago
iOS 6.1.5*210B400November 14, 2013 – 10 years ago
iOS 6.1.6*310B500February 21, 2014 – 10 years ago
*1 iPhone 5 only
*2 iPod touch 4th Gen only
*3 iPhone 3Gs and iPod touch 4th Gen only

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