iOS 7 Released Today

Before you update, assuming your iOS device is supported, make sure you’re running the latest version of iTunes (11.1 for OS X Mountain Lion) by launching iTunes and going to the iTunes menu and choosing Check For Updates…. . Alternatively, you can download iTunes from Apple. Then, connect your iOS device to your computer with the USB cable, and backup your device to your computer.

Once you’ve updated and backed up, connect your device to a power source, go to the Settings App, then General, then Software Update to update your device.

After the iOS update arrives, update any apps that need it, then read this excellent TidBITS article by Tonya Engst: iOS 7 Pre-flight Checklist.

TidBITS Coterie on Mac Jury

The TidBITS staff, including my co-writer Michael E. Cohen along with Adam Engst, Tonya Engst, Joe Kissell, and Matt Neuburg appear on The MacJury podcast. Host Chuck Joiner attempts to herd cats while discussing Apple’s March 7 announcements regarding the third iPad, iPhoto for iOS, the refreshed Apple TV, and iOS 5.1. You can hear or download the podcast, which is both interesting and thoughtful, here.