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.
Apple has stated that even if your device doesn't have the current upgrades on your device, you will be able to install iOS 6. The iOS 6 upgrade is available for the 4th-generation iPod Touch, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPad 2, and the new iPad (3).