Apple has released the update to iOS 6 with the much anticipated 6.1 version. The new update should be arriving over the air to millions of devices in the coming hours.
To get the update on your device click Settings, General and finally Software Update. Follow the onscreen instructions and after it downloads you should be running the new version. Apple uploaded a press release announcing the new update being available.
“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. Devices dating back to the iPhone 3GS, iPodTouch 4G and iPad 2’s are all able to grab the newest release.
Some of the highlights include LTE support for more carriers, purchasing movie tickets via Siri through Fandango and iTunes Match having the ability to download individual songs. Owners of Apple TV boxes will now be able to use Bluetooth keyboards. The LTE support is a great step for users outside of the US and frequent global travelers. 36 new carriers will be working with the iPhone 5 and its LTE capability. iPad owners are also getting 23 more carriers to support LTE data. Slowly, but surely the globe is being blanketed with LTE.
Here are a few more highlights from the Press Release:
“iOS 6 features include Siri®, which supports more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings; Maps with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and Flyover view; Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar, with the ability to post directly from Notification Center, Siri and Facebook-enabled apps; Shared Photo Streams via iCloud®; and Passbook®, the simplest way to get all your passes in one place. Additional updates in iOS 6.1 include the ability to use Siri to purchase movie tickets in the US through Fandango, and iTunes Match℠ subscribers can download individual songs to their iOS devices from iCloud.
The revolutionary App Store℠ offers more than 800,000 apps to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch® users, with more than 300,000 native iPad apps. App Store customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps, and Apple has paid over seven billion dollars to its incredible developer community. Customers can choose from apps in 23 categories, including newspapers and magazines offered in Newsstand, games, business, news, sports, health & fitness and travel.”
Have you downloaded the newest update yet? It looks like the iPhone version will be around 107mb, but will require nearly 1GB worth of storage on your device. If you are looking for this update with Jailbreak support, it looks like this option will be available this weekend. Happy updating.
iOS 6.1 New Features
This is an overview of all the new features of iOS 6.1 released to developers a couple days ago. Maps now has a “Report a Problem” button, Siri can buy movie tickets, and lockscreen music controls are updated.
iOS 6.1 – How to Install iOS 6.1
How to install iOS 6.1 on your iPhone 5 or other iOS device. Watch this in depth tutorial on how to download, install, and upgrade your Apple iOS device to iOS 6.1 in this quick and simple tutorial video.