“Sometime today, Apple will drop the 6th version of iOS on iPhones, iPods, and iPads everywhere. Before you download that upgrade, here are five important things you should seriously consider doing first,” Robin Parrish reports for Apple Gazette.

5 things you should do before downloading and installing iOS 6:
1. Back up your device(s)
2. Upgrade to iTunes 10.7
3. Update your apps
4. Get ready for Passbook
5. Grab Google’s YouTube app

Full article with a few last tips here.