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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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Apple Releases iOS 6.1 with New LTE Carriers and Fandango Siri Integration




Following this weekend's release of iOS 6.1 Beta 5 to developers, Apple has just released iOS 6.1 to the public. The update includes new LTE carrier support and Siri-based movie ticket purchases via Fandango, as well as iTunes Match individual song downloading and a new reset button for advertising tracking.
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This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

- LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers at www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/)
- Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
- iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
- New button to reset the Advertising Identifier
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"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," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "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."
New LTE carriers for iPhone 5 supported in the update include:

- USA: Alaska Communications, Alaska GCI, Bluegrass Cellular, C Spire, Cellcom, Pioneer Cellular
- Canada: MTS, Sasktel
- Puerto Rico: Claro, Open Mobile
- Croatia: T-Mobile, VIPNet
- Denmark: 3, Telenor, Telia
- Finland: DNA, Elisa, Sonera
- Greece: Cosmote
- Hungary: T-Mobile
- Italy: 3, TIM, Vodafone
- Kuwait: Zain
- Luxembourg: Tango
- Philippines: Globe, SMART
- Portugal: Optimus, TMN, Vodafone
- Saudi Arabia: Mobily, Zain
- South Africa: Vodacom
- Switzerland: Swisscom
- UAE: DU, Etisalat

However, as Jeremy Horwitz of iLounge points out, the new LTE carriers are only supported by the 4th-generation iPad, the iPad mini, and the iPhone 5. Third-generation iPads do not support any of the new carriers.

Article Link: Apple Releases iOS 6.1 with New LTE Carriers and Fandango Siri Integration
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:11 PM   #2
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Haha, so it was a GM release! Man, Apple, get your stuff right! Jailbreak...can we happen now, please?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:12 PM   #3
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Jailbreak...can we happen now, please?
First thing to come to my mind too aha
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:13 PM   #4
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Stay calm, I'm sure Apple are putting a lot more effort into iOS 7, rather than iOS 6.x releases!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:14 PM   #5
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A ****** update, but who cares... JAILBREAK out soon guys!!!!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:14 PM   #6
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Patiently waiting for the JailBreak.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:16 PM   #7
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Gosh, I've been waiting my whole life to be able to buy movie tickets via Siri. Hooray!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:19 PM   #8
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Gosh, I've been waiting my whole life to be able to buy movie tickets via Siri. Hooray!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:46 PM   #9
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Siri is probably the most useless thing for me. ::shrug::
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:40 PM   #10
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Gosh, I've been waiting my whole life to be able to buy movie tickets via Siri. Hooray!
Yes, but you should be able to use Siri, Fandango, and Passbook all in one! All this technology to buy movie tickets.

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Yes, but you should be able to use Siri, Fandango, and Passbook all in one! All this technology to buy movie tickets.

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It's a shame I don't go to the movies much anymore and do mostly netflix etc.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:36 PM   #12
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Haha, so it was a GM release! Man, Apple, get your stuff right! Jailbreak...can we happen now, please?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:39 PM   #13
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Ahh, Apple, I'm sure the mobile network operators love your update strategy. No wi-fi here so I couldn't download the 107mb OTA delta update, but if I set up my iPhone as a hotspot I can use it to download a 1gb update in iTunes... Good work!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:07 PM   #14
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Ahh, Apple, I'm sure the mobile network operators love your update strategy. No wi-fi here so I couldn't download the 107mb OTA delta update, but if I set up my iPhone as a hotspot I can use it to download a 1gb update in iTunes... Good work!
Well, then set up that hotspot and download the update in iTunes.

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I have absolutely no use/interest for any of the "updates" in this release. that said, happy to update just for the sake of updating.
You have absolutely no interest in receiving the 50-odd bug fixes, a couple of which will actually improve your experience?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:09 PM   #15
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All I want is a colour profile editor so I can get rid of my pissy yellow tinted iPhone 5 screen. I hope Apple puts this in soon so I don't have to jailbreak, though I guess that would be admitting something wasn't as perfect as they would like...
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:48 PM   #16
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Well, then set up that hotspot and download the update in iTunes.


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You have absolutely no interest in receiving the 50-odd bug fixes, a couple of which will actually improve your experience?

50-odd bug fixes except I haven't noticed any of them. Instead, I notice new bugs (iTunes screwed up some of my old playlists, black bar at the top of the screen in iTunes covering the song titles).

Meanwhile, hugely visible bugs that have been around forever -- like Home Sharing only working perfectly about 25% of the time -- remain unfixed.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:16 PM   #17
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Haha, so it was a GM release! Man, Apple, get your stuff right! Jailbreak...can we happen now, please?
I rather they save it till another update.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:19 PM   #18
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But is Safari snappier?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:11 PM   #19
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such an exciting update...
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Allow me to say what everyone's probably thinking.

Meh.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:13 PM   #21
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Are the battery draining issues resolved? Will wait before updating.
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That's it? Seems pretty minor to be a 0.1 update.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:15 PM   #23
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... but can we remove songs downloaded from iCloud yet???
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if it doesn't fix the weather app from updating correctly on 4g, then it's a failure
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Wow. Literally an hour after I updated to iOS 6.1 beta 5 / GM. So this is confirmed to have the same build number as beta 5? If so I won't bother with another restore.
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