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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s long awaited iOS 6 has arrived this morning, more specifically at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

What we do know about iOS 6, is that it has over 200 different features, including Apple’s Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) first in-house map program, Passbook which lets you carry electronic tickets for travel or events, Facetime with 3G, a new Safari browser app, iOS 6 email with VIPs, iOS 6 photo sharing that’s a little more selective, improved Siri, which will also be available for the iPad, Facebook integration, a special application that’s specifically for podcasts, in-app purchase protection, Bluetooth bridge, and so much more.

The one downside to iOS 6, is that it doesn’t come with YouTube, a popular video website that’s owned by their number one rival, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). The good news is that they have their own YouTube application, which you can download straight from The App Store.

As for compatibility issues, iOS 6 will be available for iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and the third generation iPad.

We’ve got the schedule of iOS 6 arrival times throughout the world, so be sure to check that out. Remember that before you download the latest software on your device, you should back up everything on your device beforehand, especially the apps.

It’s true that iOS 6 has a lot of exciting and worthwhile features, but it’s still not perfect. Some of the problems regarding the upgrade include the following: iPhone 4 won’t allow Facetime over cellular use and the map application doesn’t include maps for mass transit.

Now that iOS 6 and iPhone 5 are here, Apple fans should feel some satisfaction for at least another year! I think their latest software upgrade is most impressive, and it should compensate for what the iPhone 5 lacks.