After giving a lengthy demo for iOS 6 that included the unveiling of new Siri features, the Passbook card management app, and the all-new in-house Maps app, Apple announced that it would make a beta of iOS 6 available to developers starting today. It also said the operating system would release this fall for iPhone 3GS or later, as well as second and third-generation iPad owners.

Other features of iOS 6 that demoed today included FaceTime over cellular networks and system-wide Facebook integration.

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