No sooner did Apple's iOS 6 arrive (on the iPhone 5 and as an update to older iOS devices) than controversy erupted. The newest version of Apple's mobile operating system no longer included a dedicated YouTube app and replaced Google Maps with a home grown Apple alternative that proved to be, in many cases, woefully deficient compared to the Google app it replaced. Apple has called it a work in progress that will improve over time, while Google has indicated that an iOS 6 maps app is in the works, but don't hold your breath.
These ruffled feathers aside, the new iOS delivers some 200 new and updated features, including a "Do Not Disturb" and deeper integration with Facebook. Not all features - such as Siri, FaceTime over cellular networks and turn-by-turn directions - will be supported by older iOS devices, however.
On the whole, reviewers recommended updating any and all capable devices to Apple's latest iOS with the major caveat that the Maps app is, at this stage, unreliable.
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