The iOS 6 official release date is Sept. 19, according to Apple's CEO Tim Cook.
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Even though the new iPhone was unveiled on Wednesday, the new software will not roll out until two days before the handset's actual launch.
iOS 6 eliminates YouTube and Google Maps and brings some major upgrades to Siri including the ability to get sports game updates, launch apps, tweet, and update Facebook statuses by voice.
The software also better integrates Facebook in the same way iOS 5 does so with Twitter. iOS 6 also brings new phone app features, such as reminders to call people back, send messages instead of calling, and a DO NOT DISTURB feature that does not alert you with notifications.
FaceTime will now be available through 3G on iOS 6 and iCloud Tabs will integrate Safari across all iCloud-connected devices, allowing users to go from device to device with the same internet browsing tabs remained open on each.
Passbook will also be introduced on the new software which allows users to get all of their passes in one place, including boarding passes, tickets, and coupons.
iOS 6 will come pre-installed on the iPhone 5 and will be available as an update for other Apple products. The software will be released for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the new iPad. It will also be available on the fourth and fifth generation iPod Touch models.
This will be the company's first major software update since last year's iOS 5 roll out.
Apple introduced iOS 6 at WWDC during the summer. The company re-introduced it during its media event earlier this week where the iPhone 5 was finally unveiled. Apple usually makes major software updates to its products annually.