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iPhone 5 sales exceed five million after first weekend, more than 100 million devices updated to iOS 6
Unsurprisingly, Apple's iPhone 5 had a massive first weekend — the company is reporting sales in excess of five million devices over the first weekend of retail availability.
After updating to iOS 6, numerous users are complaining that they are no longer able to control audio playback from their car stereos when streaming music from their iPhones.
The major new feature of the company's new iOS 6 mobile operating system is a new mapping module developed by Apple itself — a replacement for the Google-supplied maps that have been standard on the iPhone since it debuted in 2007. It is a change borne not of user demand, but of corporate politics: Google's Android platform is the biggest competitive threat to the iPhone, so Apple is cutting ties with Google. iPhone owners might have loved Google Maps, but Apple has no love for Google.
Garmin has updated two of its more popular navigation apps, Navigon and StreetPilot Onboard, with public transportation features — a major omission from Apple's latest version of iOS.
A serious bug which allowed senders to spoof SMS messages on iOS, causing them to appear as if they were sent from a different number, has reportedly been fixed in iOS 6, released to consumers yesterday.
According to posts on Apple's support forums and Twitter, many of those who have upgraded to iOS 6 are experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues.