Apple updates iOS to 6.1January 30 - 9am
Apple has updated iOS to version 6.1, adding LTE capabilities to 36 additional iPhone carriers and 23 additional iPad carriers around the world.
Designed to allow more iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad with retina display users to experience ultrafast wireless performance, the tech giant believes the operating system will become the most popular OS in history.
To date, iOS users have uploaded over nine billion photos to Photo Stream, sent over 450 billion iMessages and received over four trillion notifications.
“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,” says Philip Schiller, senior vice president Worldwide Marketing, Apple.
“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.”
iOS 6 features include Siri, which supports more languages, sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings.
Other benefits include maps with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and Flyover view, Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar, Shared Photo Streams via iCloud and Passbook.
Currently offering over 800,000 apps to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, the App Store houses more than 300,000 native iPad apps.
Apple says App Store customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps, with iOS 6.1 available as a free software update today.
The operating system is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (third and fourth generation), iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth and fifth generation).
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