This week Apple released the latest version of their mobile operating system, iOS version 6.1. The new update’s primary function is adding LTE support for 36 new global carriers – something Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned in the recent Apple earnings call. The countries affected include “Italy, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, the Philippines and some nations in the Middle East.” The LTE upgrade should offer considerably better sales figures for those nations affected, in the case of the iPad 4 as well as the iPhone 5.
Siri has also been upgraded for those in the US. With the new version, it’ll now be possible for movie tickets to be purchased through Fandango. iTunes Match has also been improved, restoring the ability for users to download individual songs from iCloud and delete albums and playlists. The new music functionality also bleeds over to the lock screen, where the on-screen music controls have an updated look.
Interestingly, developer team Evad3rs have announced that they will have an untethered jailbreak ready to be released this Sunday. The jailbreak, called Evasi0n, will be the first jailbreak available for the iPhone 5. While the practice was recently outlawed in the United States (maybe), I’m sure a lot of iPhone users will be glad to see the new release.
Overall, not a massive release but still one worth downloading for sure. iOS 6.1 is available for pretty much all recent iOS devices – specifically the iPhone 3GS and newer, the iPad 2 and newer, the iPad Mini, and the fourth generation iPod Touch and newer.
What do you make of the new upgrade? Are you excited about it, or more excited about the fact that a new jailbreak will be released? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and have a good day!
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