By Carolyn Heneghan
On Wednesday, Apple launched their latest operating system, the iOS 6, now available for free download and compatible with most Apple devices. We got a taste of it during last week’s press conference while they demonstrated the new iPhone 5, but now the new OS is here and ready for all the playing, tinkering, raving, and ranting that inevitably follows any Apple product release.
In terms of iTunes and the music world, not a whole lot has drastically changed, but there are a few updates that iTunes music addicts should know about.
First, if you haven’t already been prompted to update, Apple released their latest iTunes 10.7 last Wednesday, alongside the big iPhone-5-plus-new-iPods press conference. This new version introduced support for the iOS 6 as well as the new, recently announced models of the iPod nano and iPod shuffle.
To download iOS 6 from iTunes, you must have updated to 10.7 on your device, and you must have enough juice to sustain a minimum amount of power throughout the download process. Download times vary depending on the speed of your internet connection, but it seems to range on average between 30 and 90 minutes.