After a much awaited…uh…wait, yesterday, iOS 6 finally arrived.
Everyone in the office with an iPhone broke out their joints and copped the update.
Everyone except your boy, that is.
You see, long ago, I became a Jailbreak disciple.
And the first rule of Jailbreaking is that you never automatically update your OS.
Updating a jail broken phone without first acquiring the secret sauce to preserve your jailbreak, renders it obsolete.
So there was no updating anything until my crew had successfully implemented a jailbreak for it.
Consequently, I watched curiously, from the sidelines, as others eagerly updated their devices.
Like giddy children, they clutched their iPhones and sat through the (painstakingly long) process of getting the update to their devices.
Unblinking, they sat, eyes glued to their screens as slowly (oh so slowly), the progress bar made it’s way across the screen.
Muffled gasps escaped their lips, as the updates completed and they were presented with the shiny new iOS 6 welcome screen.
Wide-eyed, they stepped through the balance of the set up wizard.
Apple Id sign-in. Check.
Location services. Enabled.
Set up complete!
There’s more stuff to update?
iBooks, Map, Calendar, Address Book…
More wide eyes.
The anticipation was palpable.
The same old home screen.
Wait! What do I spy?
What is this passbook?
Is this the thingamajiggy that lets you store all you loyalty cards and accounts?
Whoa! Somebody’s all fancy schmancy!
Is that a…
A new map!
Stop the presses!
Hmmm…interesting, no navigation dock or buttons on the bottom…it’s all map!
And they’ve re-arranged the buttons behind the map, how nice.
I wonder how turn-by-turn works…
Dude, who’s calling you?
There are updates to the phone too!
In addition to “Accept” and “Decline” buttons there’s a little phone icon, that pulls up a bunch of options.
Don’t want to take a call, now you can (politely) tell the caller to piss off!
What will they think of next?
Ummm…you can hit “decline” now.
I’m done with this update.
Was? (“What” indignantly, for my German-challenged)
Is that a slight tint to the color of the status bar I see?
Those sly devils!
Hold on…don’t put it away quite yet…
What are you doing?
I haven’t finished reviewing iOS 6…
There’s no need to get back to work…
The clients can wait…
What about Siri?
And all the other stuff?!
What about all the other stuff!
C’mon! Don’t put your phone away!
Why you gotta be like that?
I shouldn’t be breathing all down your neck.
I didn’t even realize I was drooling.
Don’t worry, it won’t stain…
And you could have just told me I was wolfing…
Anyone got an Altoid?
Seriously, my eleventeen readers need this review!
Well eff you then!
iOS 6 ain’t all that anyway!
And you have dandruff!
Note: What you’ve just read was pure nonsense. If you want a real review (albiet a self-serving one) check out the What’s New in iOS 6 page at Apple. And for a step-by-step walk through to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 6, check CNET’s insightful article.