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Apple's iOS 6 Arrives Today--How to Prepare

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The latest iteration of Apple products are upon us--and folks who use an iPhone for work are expected to get the latest update this afternoon. Accompanying the reveal of the iPhone 5 last week came the announcement that a new mobile operating system would be available this week for most existing iPhone models. iOS 6 is the latest makeover of Apple's operating system and will have quite a few changes--including a new map application (be warned, Apple is ditching Google Maps in favor of its own app), updates to the email interface, Facebook integration and a slew of other changes. 

If you use an iPhone for work, consider backing up your phone before downloading the latest update. The new update is expected to be available around 1 p.m. EST and can be downloaded over-the-air. 

Checkout TechCrunch's breakdown of the seven things you need to know for tomorrow's update here.

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Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.

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