Mobile // Mobile Devices
News
9/19/2012
04:08 PM
Larry Seltzer
Larry Seltzer
Slideshows
Connect Directly
Facebook
Google+
LinkedIn
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%
Repost This

My iPhone 4S Upgrade To iOS 6 In Pictures

The iOS 6 update for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S users is here! I threw caution to the wind and dove into the upgrade. I found some problems in Apple's new mapping app and experienced a big glitch with my home Wi-Fi. Here's what happened.
Previous
1 of 13
Next


Today, Sept. 19, was the day the iOS 6 upgrade became available to owners of the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S. At about 10 a.m. PST I checked and there it was, both on my iPhone 4S and in iTunes.

As you'll see in the pages to come, my upgrade did not go completely smoothly. In fact, there is a serious problem that I haven't been able to solve yet having to do with my home Wi-Fi.

I haven't spent a lot of time yet with iOS 6. The only feature I gave more than a cursory glance is the new Maps app, and I'm mostly disturbed by what I see. Apple, you might recall, dropped Google Maps, which it had been using, and in iOS 6 switched to its own maps and app, based on data from TomTom and other sources.

Stupidly, I first tried to update to iOS 6 over the air to my phone. I gave up after watching the download indicator jump around from one hour to two hours to no guess at all. Back home, I checked iTunes on my Mac with a wired network connection and the update took seven minutes to download. There followed another five to 10 minutes of verifications and transferring data to the phone, but it was pretty fast overall.

Eventually my phone restarted and displayed the iOS 6 screen seen here.

Previous
1 of 13
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Among 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Government, May 2014
NIST's cyber-security framework gives critical-infrastructure operators a new tool to assess readiness. But will operators put this voluntary framework to work?
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Audio Interviews
Archived Audio Interviews
GE is a leader in combining connected devices and advanced analytics in pursuit of practical goals like less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher throughput. At GIO Power & Water, CIO Jim Fowler is part of the team exploring how to apply these techniques to some of the world's essential infrastructure, from power plants to water treatment systems. Join us, and bring your questions, as we talk about what's ahead.