iOS 6 Upgrade Is Relatively Painless and Potentially Rewarding
NEWS ANALYSIS: While iOS 6 is actually pretty nice, it still has a number of quirks such as the way the Facebook integration works and because Siri still gets confused at times. But it is still worth the time required to download the upgrade.I started my quest to get iOS 6 running on my third-generation iPad shortly after midnight Sept.19. However, I was perplexed when I got the message that my software was up-to-date when I selected the Software Update choice on the settings menu. I tried a couple more times with the same results. This didn't seem to be a good sign, and I had promised my editors that I would have a column about what you got with the upgrade. Finally, it occurred to me to check when Apple would actually make iOS 6 available. That explained everything. Since 1 a.m. was still a little while off, I watched another episode of Storage Wars and tried again. I still had no luck. This time I checked more closely. The right time was 1 p.m. EDT, which explained a lot.