Apple is rolling out the update to iOS 6 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (4th Gen), iPad 2 and new iPad. It is available over the air and through iTunes. The software update is being adopted at a very fast rate.
A new feature call "Guided Access" could be godsend to parents and teachers because it restricts access to certain areas of the screen and the "Accessibly" option restricts app access to one app only.
Features of the update include new maps with turn-by-turn directions, more Siri information (for 4S/5 only), Facebook integration, Shared photo streams, Passbook, FaceTime over cellular(for some carriers), new calling features, mail VIP lists, Safari syncing/offline reading, photo panoroma, cloud lost iPhone finding and "Find My Friends" location sharing.
iOS updates are free, you will receive alerts when it’s time to get the latest version. Parents might want to check out a news "accessibility option" that allows parents or teachers to limit access one app only and restrict touch input to only certain screen areas and disable the Home button.
The new calling features are when you decline an incoming call, you can instantly reply with a text message or set a callback reminder. It also offers Do not disturb settings by contact.
Guided Access helps students with disabilities such as autism remain on task and focused on content. The new VoiceOver, screen reader for blind and low-vision users, is now integrated with Maps, AssistiveTouch, and Zoom.
According to Chitika, within 24 hours, iOS 6 adoption had already reached levels above 15% which is faster than previous adoption cycles.