A report from Boy Genius Report late last month suggested Apple had iOS 6.0.1 in testing phases withall of the above fixes, with mention that the company was also at work on a more full-featured release of 6.1 for after the holidays.As a frame of reference, it took Apple a little under a month to release iOS 5.0.1 following the release of iOS 5 last October. The release brought mostly bug and security fixes, though also added multitasking gestures for original iPad users. The jump to iOS 5.1, which reworked the camera application on the iPad, and increased the size limit for over-the-air app downloads, came about four months later.According to Apple, iOS 6 adds "over 200 new features" to iOS 5. Chief among them is Apple's own maps application, changes to Siri that add more information about movies, restaurants, and sports scores, as well as deep integration with Facebook.
Users diving into Apple's new iOS 6 can get a helping hand from Apple's new guidebook, now available free via iBooks.The iPhone User Guide For iOS 6 comes packaged as a 153-page e-book detailing all the ins and outs of the new OS. The book is geared for the iPhone, but iPad and iPod Touch owners running iOS 6 can also glean a fair amount of information.Related stories:Big features, tiny tweaks: Up close with iOS 6Getting started with Passbook on iOS 6Apple Maps in iOS 6: What you need to know (FAQ)The latest guidebook joins other e-book efforts from Apple, including iOS 5.1 user guides for the iPhone, the iPad, and the iPod Touch. The books are nicely designed, well organized, and easy to follow. The latest book covers all of the features, new and old, in iOS 6, including Music, Mail, Clock, Siri, and Passbook.Whether you're new to the land of Apple or you're an experienced iOS user, the book will shed some helpful light on how to use the new OS to its full potential. If Apple follows its previous pattern, we should also see additional e-books focused on iOS 6 for the iPad and for the iPod Touch.