Whether you are buying an iPhone 5 or upgrading to iOS6, (or both if you have an iPod or iPad as well), you want to take steps today to get ready. Upgrading to a new operating system (iOS) can wreak havoc on existing apps and there is a possibility of losing data. Likewise, if you are moving from your current iPhone to a new iPhone 5, you want your data and apps to be transferred to the new phone. Here's what you should do today.
If you are at work, expecting a phone call, or otherwise using your iPhone, postpone upgrading until you have at least 1/2 an hour that you can put your phone out of commission so the upgrade isn't interrupted.