Apple has released a handful of updates for iOS 6 and its supported mobile devices. The 6.1 update includes expanded LTE support, several new Siri and iTunes Match features, and a new button to reset the Advertising Identifier.
According to Apple, the new LTE capabilities will provide 4G data access to 36 additional iPhone carriers and 23 additional iPad carriers around the world. It says the new update will provide “ultrafast wireless performance” to the iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad with Retina display, so users can browse, download, and stream content faster.
The update also adds the ability to use Siri to purchase movie tickets in the US through the movie app Fandango. You can’t actually use Siri to complete the ticket purchasing process, but you can use vocal commands (e.g. “Buy tickets for Parker at 10:15pm.”) to search for nearby movie listings and times. Choosing a listing will send you to the relevant Fandango page to complete your selected purchase.
The update also allows iTunes Match subscribers to download individual songs to their iOS devices from their iCloud account. This feature was removed in a previous update, but is making a comeback now.
iOS 6.1 is available as a free software update, and is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (except 1st generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (4th and 5h generation). To install the update, launch the Settings app and go to Software Update.
Have you installed iOS 6.1 yet? What do you think of the new features?
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