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Apple releases iOS 6.1; new features, kills bugs

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Apple releases iOS 6.1; new features, kills bugs
On Monday afternoon, after 5 beta versions. iOS 6.1 was released by Apple. The update brings more carrier support for 4G LTE and includes a new feature that allows Siri to buy your movie tickets using Fandango. The update also returns the ability of iTunes Match subscribers to download individual songs from iCloud. This function had been removed in a previous update. 36 new carriers have 4G LTE support for the Apple iPhone and 23 now have it for the Apple iPad following the update. These carriers are in countries and regions like Italy, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, the Philippines and the Middle East.

Apple iOS 6.1 also makes some minor changes in how boarding passes are stored in Passbook and some adjustments are made to Safari. As we told you previously, the music controls on the lock screen are set up differently to make them easier to use. Apple's mapping software will also be the subject of some much needed improvements as well.

Apple has released iOS 6.1

Apple has released iOS 6.1

One bug that was repaired fixed a problem that was causing the JavaScript setting on the iPhone to change without any input from the phone's owner. This problem came about after Apple added "Smart App Banners" to iOS 6. If a specific app is not found on an iPhone, a banner directs the user to install the app. While helpful to app developers, it was not helpful to Apple iPhone users who saw their JavaScript settings change on their own. The update also allows you to reset your Advertising Identifier which controls how advertisers track your movements on the web using Safari. You can find the feature by going to Settings > General > About > Advertising.

The update to iOS was the first one since iOS 6.0.2 in the middle of last month. That update removed the static lines from the virtual QWERTY, killed a bug that prevented the Apple iPhone from receiving OTA updates, and one that deleted meetings from calendars. Today's update was pushed out OTA and also via iTunes. To see if you have received it, go to Settings > General > Software Update. The update is about 107MB in size although Apple suggests that you have 1GB of storage available, and takes 30 minutes to install using Wi-Fi. Once you install it, you will have to re-boot and re-enter some passwords for features like iCloud, iMessage, and FaceTime.

source: CNET, PCMag

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posted on 28 Jan 2013, 20:33 9

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


iOS 6.1 confirmed.
Keyword: Apple pie.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 20:40 3

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


At least you should give a reasonable credit to apple tho :(

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 20:56 5

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Take a joke as a joke...never meant any harm Wendy.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 21:05

8. wendygarett (unregistered)


Ok, shouldn't take that serious tho lol :p

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 21:08 6

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Er...Yes, that's what i said.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:37 1

50. hajyhajy (Posts: 6; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


all of you are wrong ..ios is the best best there is best there ever was

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 23:52 1

53. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


So there's more...i thought there was just one.
See comment #12. It's for you too...

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 12:52

63. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


based on what please tell

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 21:31 3

17. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I don't think that I should care about this update

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:09

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And yet u chose to find, open, read the article, or at least the heading...and post that hmmmmm.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 22:34 1

23. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


As nuch as I love apple... The next firmwear for android 6.0 should be Apple Pie.. Harhar. As someone who uses both devices i think it would be funny.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 20:39 8

2. Venuramax (Posts: 17; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


It is not 1GB. It is just 107MB

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 22:12

19. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Mine was less on my iPhone 4.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 23:19

24. Alan01 (Posts: 388; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Apple suggests that you have 1GB of storage for the update.

Alan F.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 20:40 5

4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14182; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The most advanced mobile operating system continues to improve every day. Can't wait to see what 6.1 brings and then onwards to iOS 7.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 20:48 12

6. blingblingthing (Posts: 538; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


"Can't wait to see what 6.1 brings and then onwards to 7." We just got android 4.1, you are ready for Android 6.1? Take it easy man.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 21:07 7

9. tedkord (Posts: 12225; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes it does. And if you think it's impressive now, just wait til key lime pie.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 21:13 14

12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"The most advanced mobile operating system continues to improve every day."
You do have a thick face typing and posting that...
If iOS is the world's most advanced operating system for you, you must be the most meaningless person i've ever seen here.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:11

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wow Nathan, and u told me my post was irrelevant. Hmmm

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:46 2

42. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


And you find my comment irrelevant on the thread i'm replying to?

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 21:13 14

13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"The most advanced mobile operating system..."

Even without a multitasking... :D

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 21:17 11

15. Mobilephile (Posts: 153; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


No, Apple has trained and conditioned their brains to think like that. They're in a happy ignorant bliss. Let them be.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:12

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It actually has full multitasking. I prefer it to androids to b honest.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:43 5

37. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Are you sure iOS has full multi-tasking? I thought apps go into a suspended state after a few seconds of background time when you hit the home button to go out of the app. Certain apps can be given extensions of 10 minutes, but that's it. MacWorld did an article on that.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:16

43. windy (Posts: 20; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Who cares "non multitasking" when you get notifications from apps such as skype, whatsapp and mail?
Also you can switch between apps just like you get on an android.
You need to be clear that what you cannot do in terms of multitasking in android and not in ios.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:20 2

44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Look at my comment #41.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:43 2

41. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Get some knowledge!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 12:56

65. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


please explain how it has full mulit tasking especially since the website says it does not.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 23:38 4

25. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Advanced? Looks like you cracked a joke :D
Here's the next one:
http://mashable.com/2013/01/28/apple-maps-my-butt/

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:36 2

36. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Most advanced? Hardly. Most simple, yes. Most polished, maybe. Most advanced, no.

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