iOS 6 is out and in the wild, and if you wanna find out what all the fuss is about, these comprehensive reviews should do the trick.
Dollars to donuts, you’re not going to find a more comprehensive review than Rene Ritchie’s iOS 6 review over at iMore:
Compared to previous versions of iOS, and compared to competing platforms, iOS 6 doesn’t have the same level of customer facing pizazz this year. Sure, there’s Do Not Disturb and the new Privacy features, FaceTime over 3G, Siri for iPad and iPod touch, VIP mail, Panorama photos, Safari image uploads, single-app-mode, and many small, satisfying gems, but making a new Maps app was a huge amount of work for Apple that couldn’t be spent elsewhere. And positioning Siri and Passbook for the future compromised Apple’s ability to deliver on the present.
So yes, iOS 6 is a software update divided against itself. But taken as a whole, as the sum of all its new and better features, it’s still strong enough to stand. Now that they’ve positioned the platform for the future, however, the bigger challenge Apple faces is nailing what comes next.