Apple Rolls Out iOS 6.1 Update: Have You Got Yours?
Apple has rolled out the latest iOS 6.1 update after 5 beta test updates. iOS 6.0 was launched in September. This new update features quite a few cool stuff, the bells and whistles.
In particular, the most exciting feature for the Apple users is the LTE support for 36 additional iPhone carriers. Alaska Communications, C Spire (Mississippi), Bluegrass Cellular (Kentucky) are among them. 23 additional iPad carriers are also added. The major carriers included are Italy, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Finland, Portugal and South Africa.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, has said: “iOS 6 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, and with nearly 300 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices on iOS 6 in just five months, it may be the most popular new version of an OS in history.
iOS 6.1 brings LTE support to more markets around the world, so even more users can enjoy ultrafast Safari browsing, FaceTime video calls, iCloud services, and iTunes and App Store downloads.”
If you’re a user of a SIRI-enhanced iOS device, you can buy movie tickets using the Fandango app. This currently works only in the US though! As to music, individual songs can be downloaded from iCloud if you’re a iTunes Match customer.
Due to the LTE support from various markets around the world, more users can now enjoy ultrafast internet browsing using Safari. Not just that, iCloud services, Face Time video calls, iTunes and App Store downloads can also be enjoyed at a very higher speed.
If you have not yet updated to the latest version you may do so by going to Settings > General > Software Update. If the update is available for your device, it should show up there. Just make sure that you have at least 1GB of storage space available. You can get the update downloaded completely in about 30 mins via wi-fi.
LTE is available on iPhone 5, fourth generation iPad and also on the cellular versions of iPad mini.