Apple Releases iOS 6.1, Includes Additional LTE Support

Following five beta tests, Apple has released iOS 6.1, which introduces 4G LTE support for a larger number of carriers.

The software can now be downloaded as an over-the-air update or through iTunes. It delivers several bug fixes alongside a few minor new features. One such addition is allowing users to purchase movie tickets from Fandango after finding showtimes via Siri.

Apple has also brought back the option for iTunes Match subscribers to download individual songs from iCloud. As for privacy, users will have access to an option that allows them to reset Apple's advertising identifier option, which is "non-permanent, non-personal, device identifier" initially introduced by iOS 6.

Also included in iOS 6.1 is new boarding pass behavior in Apple's Passbook software, tweaks to iOS' Safari browser, a back-end change in Apple's mapping software (which it has promised to continuously update throughout 2013) and revamped music playback controls from the lock screen.

The update follows the recent release of a fifth beta version of iOS 6.1 for developers, which confirmed the existence of a mysterious 128 GB iOS device.

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  • A Bad Day
    Does Apple require payment for the update? If so, then I'm not sure which is worse. MS's micro-upgrade/payments, or this.
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  • hitman400
    A Bad DayDoes Apple require payment for the update? If so, then I'm not sure which is worse. MS's micro-upgrade/payments, or this.

    Apple's updates have been free so far, so I don't know why you would assume so.
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  • hitman400
    ankit0x1n this thng deserved a version increment huh amazing. if windows incremented ver number like this den we wuld b running windows 888888888.8888 not 6.x from last 6 yrs

    Say you were in charge of Apple. You had a mob of angry consumers, demanding LTE support for what they had promised. You tell them, no, not just yet, were getting together a big enough list to make the update justifiable. Surely you would have said yes in this situation
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