Apple has updated the iPhone and iPad operating system (OS) – iOS6, by releasing the iOS 6.1 version. With the release of this second iOS update most of the iPhone and iPad carriers around the world would be able to access the LTE (Long-term evolution) networks offered at various locations.
The new iOS 6.1 version would be available as a free software update, which would allow consumers in the US to purchase movie tickets through Fandango via Siri, the voice-assistant offered by Apple. Moreover, the subscribers of iTunes Match would now be able to download individual songs to the iOS devices from iCloud.
Commenting on the release, Apple’s marketing chief Philip Schiller said, “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.”
Talking about the benefits of LTE Schiller said, “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.”
The first update to the iOS 6 in the form of 6.0.1 was done in December 2012 but it was accessible only to iPhone 5 and iPad Mini users. This release was meant to fix the Wi-Fi-related issues reported on the newly launched devices by Apple. After that the company has now introduced the second update named as 6.1 which mainly features LTE for more carriers, playback controls on the lockscreen, minor changes in Safari and advanced boarding passes in the Apple’s Passbook software.
Following are the highlights of the iOS 6.1 update:
- LTE as a utility for more iPhone and iPad carriers
- Users can now purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri
- Subscribers of iTunes Match would be able to download individual songs from iCloud
- Separate button to reset the Advertising Identifier.