Apple Releases iOS 6.1 with New LTE Carriers and Fandango Siri Integration

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    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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    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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    Haha, so it was a GM release! Man, Apple, get your stuff right! Jailbreak...can we happen now, please? :)
     
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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 :confused:
     
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    Allow me to say what everyone's probably thinking.

    Meh.
     
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    First thing to come to my mind too aha
     
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    Are the battery draining issues resolved? Will wait before updating.
     
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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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    That's it? Seems pretty minor to be a 0.1 update.
     
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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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    ... 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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    For the love of god and all that is holy, this better fix the random cell and wifi drops.
     
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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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    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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    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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    LOL. What about the Fandango thing? How have you been surviving without that?
     
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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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