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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:10 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, 12:11 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, 12:11 PM   #3
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such an exciting update...
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:11 PM   #4
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I just happened to connect my iPhone and it said there was an update available. Any other features on iOS 6.1 besides these? As a 4S owner this update seems pointless
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:12 PM   #5
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Allow me to say what everyone's probably thinking.

Meh.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:12 PM   #6
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:12 PM   #7
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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, 12:13 PM   #8
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Are the battery draining issues resolved? Will wait before updating.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:13 PM   #9
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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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A ****** update, but who cares... JAILBREAK out soon guys!!!!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:14 PM   #11
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That's it? Seems pretty minor to be a 0.1 update.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:14 PM   #12
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Patiently waiting for the JailBreak.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:14 PM   #13
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WOW. This is the first time a .1 software update has been a complete fail. IOS 4.1, 5.1 brought some insanity to IOS. This is a joke.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:15 PM   #14
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... but can we remove songs downloaded from iCloud yet???
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:15 PM   #15
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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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For the love of god and all that is holy, this better fix the random cell and wifi drops.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:15 PM   #17
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meanwhile Android is kicking it into higher gear with JellyBean and taking over the market.

Apple...stupid gimmicks like Siri isn't what the consumer wants...they want a more fluid and accessible OS.

iOS is dying fast...
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:16 PM   #18
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Installing it now. I love new software.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:16 PM   #19
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I'm not impressed but happy to update.
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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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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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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:17 PM   #22
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Been working for a day now with the beta 5 / GM update and I am pleasantly surprised by improved speed and battery time on my 4S.


I prefer stable usability over eye-candy user-interfaces such as Jellybean and Windows Phone stuff any day.


Great job, Apple!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:18 PM   #23
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I just happened to connect my iPhone and it said there was an update available. Any other features on iOS 6.1 besides these? As a 4S owner this update seems pointless
LOL. What about the Fandango thing? How have you been surviving without that?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:18 PM   #24
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Is this the same as the beta 5 GM? I don't need to update anything, correct?
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the JB devs said they have our jailbreak ready untethered but were waiting for 6.1.. WHERES OUR JB!!

edit sorry saw other posts!
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