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

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  1. macrumors bot



    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.
    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
  2. macrumors 68000

    Haha, so it was a GM release! Man, Apple, get your stuff right! Jailbreak...can we happen now, please? :)
  3. macrumors 6502a

    such an exciting update...
  4. macrumors 6502a


    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:
  5. macrumors 65816


    Allow me to say what everyone's probably thinking.

  6. macrumors 6502

    And me away from wifi.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    First thing to come to my mind too aha
  8. macrumors newbie

    Are the battery draining issues resolved? Will wait before updating.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Stay calm, I'm sure Apple are putting a lot more effort into iOS 7, rather than iOS 6.x releases!
  10. macrumors regular

    A ****** update, but who cares... JAILBREAK out soon guys!!!!
  11. macrumors 6502

    That's it? Seems pretty minor to be a 0.1 update.
  12. macrumors regular

    Patiently waiting for the JailBreak.
  13. macrumors 6502

    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.
  14. macrumors regular


    ... but can we remove songs downloaded from iCloud yet???
  15. macrumors member

    if it doesn't fix the weather app from updating correctly on 4g, then it's a failure
  16. macrumors newbie

    For the love of god and all that is holy, this better fix the random cell and wifi drops.
  17. macrumors regular

    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...
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Installing it now. I love new software.
  19. macrumors 6502

    I'm not impressed but happy to update.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Gosh, I've been waiting my whole life to be able to buy movie tickets via Siri. Hooray!
  21. macrumors 68040


    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.
  22. macrumors 6502

    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!
  23. macrumors 6502a


    LOL. What about the Fandango thing? How have you been surviving without that?
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Is this the same as the beta 5 GM? I don't need to update anything, correct?
  25. macrumors regular

    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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