Apple has demoed iOS 6 running on the iPhone 5 at the announcement of the new Apple device in San Francisco, and confirmed that the launch date for iOS 6 is 19 September.

iOS 6 was initially unveiled at WWDC in June, with a new mapping application offering a run of slick new features, including photo-realistic Flyover views and impressive vector graphics, so it's nice and smooth to pan and zoom, with integrated navigation from Siri.

We broke down the newly announced elements at WWDC, which you can read all about in our What's new in iOS 6? feature, with details of enhancements to Siri, Facebook integration, in-car support and so on. Apple has also confirmed you'll now be able to FaceTime over 3G and 4G on the new iPhone.

Phil Schiller, SVP of worldwide marketing at Apple, described iOS 6 as "the most advanced operating system in any mobile device".

iOS 6 will be available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod touch, as well as the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 will be available to preorder on 14 September, appearing in store on 21 September. 

So there we have it folks, keep your eyes peeled for 19 September, when there will be a feature-rich iOS update for your Apple device.

You can read all about the iPhone 5 on our dedicated homepage!