Here's How To Get iOS 6 Right Now

ios 6 home screen

Photo: Steve Kovach, Business Insider

Apple unveiled the next version of its iPhone operating system, iOS 6, at the Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday.It’s still in a beta form, but if you want access to Apple’s new maps app and the rest of its goodies, you can actually download it right now.

You’ll have to create a developer account if you don’t already have one — and it will cost you $99 a year to have the account that will let you access iOS 6.

But still, it might be worth it, if you have to have Apple’s latest and greatest software right now.

WARNING: Make sure you back up before installing the iOS beta. Also, keep in mind this is still test software, so you’ll likely run into bugs.

First make your way to Apple's developer centre website. It's at developer.apple.com. Go to the iOS Dev centre.

Then you'll want to register a free account. Go through the process and put in all your information.

Once you have your account, log in on the iOS Dev centre.

Click on the iOS 6 button on the iOS developer centre page.

If you aren't a registered developer, you'll have to spend $99 a year to sign up.

From there, jump to the downloads page...

...and download the appropriate version of iOS 6 for your device. We have an iPhone 4S, so we went with that.

Bang! Here we go.

This is the file you'll get. It's useless if you click on it, so go to iTunes.

Find your phone on the iTunes navigation bar.

Go to the file you unpacked for iOS 6, and select that one.

It'll give you one final warning before installing iOS 6 on your iPhone.

And you're done! It'll take a few minutes to install and update, and you'll be good to go.

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