Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the iPad
Apple is set to unveil iOS 6.1.1, a new version of iOS 6 to the iPad that’s meant to be the final version of the software before Apple changes it to iOS 6 for iPhones and iPads in 2017.
The new software, codenamed Marshmallow, is due for release in the second half of 2017, and will be built from the ground up for tablets.
It’ll include a revamped user interface, a revamped camera, a refreshed Maps app, a redesigned Apple TV, an improved Music app, and new support for Apple Pay.
It’s likely that the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system will be called iOS 6 Marshmallow after the next release of iOS is pushed out.
If you’ve got a current iPad or iPhone, the software update should be available for download in a couple of weeks.
Apple hasn’t said how long it will take to deploy iOS 6 updates on the devices, but given the amount of software updates that Apple has put out in the last year, the company is likely planning to push out a patch every few months or so.
Apple’s move to update iOS to Marshmallow is expected to be a major milestone for the iPad.
Apple’s first iPad with a Retina display was released back in October 2014, and Apple had already begun shipping the devices with Marshmallow.
Apple has yet to announce when iOS 6 will arrive for the next-generation iPad.