Apple releases iOS 6.1: iPhones and iPads get improved LTE support

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iPhone-5-official-12-thumb.pngApple have updated their mobile iOS software for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad to version 6.1, bringing a few slight improvements to the finger-friendly operating system.

iOS 6.1’s headlining feature is its improved LTE capabilities, adding 36 additional iPhone carriers and 23 additional iPad carriers with superfast mobile data speeds. EE users (the only network in the UK offering 4G speeds) may find their connection a little more reliable as a result.

Elsewhere, the update brings a handful of minor security tweaks and some improvements to iTunes Match and Siri, including the ability to book cinema tickets using just your voice.

“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 SVP 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 6.1 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).

Gerald Lynch
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