Apple's iOS 6 set for 10 a.m. PT launch, leaked image claims

The update to the operating system for the iPhone and the iPad is definitely launching today, but now, some times are being offered up across the Web.

Some of the improvements coming to iOS 6.
Some of the improvements coming to iOS 6. CNET

Editors' note, 10:03 a.m. PT: Apple pushed iOS 6 live about 20 minutes ago. Get the full lowdown in CNET's review of iOS 6.

Apple's iOS 6 is definitely launching today. But when exactly? A new image that's popped up on the Web might just tell us.

Twitter user "JamesIsFierce" today posted what is purported to be a schedule of "release times for iOS 6." The image shows locations around the world with corresponding times. According to the image, the operating system will be made available to people in the U.S. and Canada at 10 a.m. PT. Folks in London will get their hands on the operating system at 6 p.m. local time.

Although the time seems to fit with the pattern of previous iOS releases, at this point there's been no official statement from Apple. A blog, Absinthe Jailbreak, claims to have created the image. The blog makes clear that the data isn't based on information from Apple, but follows the company's launch schedules in years past.

Still, Apple has promised that iOS 6 will launch today. So, whether it happens at 10 a.m. PT or a little sooner or a little later, the update to the operating system -- over 200 improvements and all -- is imminent.

(Via Fortune)

Update 8:31 a.m. To include Absinthe Jailbreak mention.

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