Apple Issues Update to iOS, Now at 6.1
(Benzinga Lightning Feed Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Apple® (NASDAQ: AAPL) today updated iOS to version 6.1, adding LTE capabilities to 36
additional iPhone® carriers and 23 additional iPad® carriers around the world,
so even more iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad* with Retina® display users can
experience ultrafast wireless performance** to browse, download and stream
content at blazing fast speeds. To date, iOS users have uploaded over nine
billion photos to Photo Stream, sent over 450 billion iMessages and received
over four trillion notifications.
“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. “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.”
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.
iOS 6.1 is available as a free software update today. iOS 6.1 is compatible
with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (third and fourth
generation), iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth and fifth generation).
Some features may not be available on all products. For more information
please visit www.apple.com.
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