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iOS 5.1 Now Available with Japanese Siri, Camera Enhancements, and More


Following Apple's announcement that iOS 5.1 would debut today, the software update is now available for existing iOS devices. Among the notable additions are Japanese language support for Siri, camera enhancements, and the ability to delete photos from users' Photo Streams.
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

- Japanese language support for Siri (availability may be limited during initial rollout)
- Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream
- Camera shortcut now always visible on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
- Camera face detection now highlights all detected faces
- Redesigned Camera app for iPad
- Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers
- Audio for TV programs and films on iPad optimized to sound louder and clearer
- Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30-second rewind for iPad
- Addresses bugs affecting battery life
- Fixes and issue that occasionally caused audio to drop for outgoing calls
Apple's battery issues under iOS 5 were well-documented, and it appears that the 5.1 release takes additional steps to address that issue, while the update also seems to address audio issues that had been plaguing a number of users.

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31 months ago
OK, but... WHERE IS LOCATION SUPPORT FOR CANADA????

As far as I'm concerned, Siri is nothing more than a marketing gimmick, and is still 90% useless north of the border. The iPhone 4S was released in October, yet its features are still not fully supported.

Epic, epic fail...
Rating: 19 Votes
31 months ago

If idiots could fly, this place would be an airport!


And you'd be the Captain...
Rating: 16 Votes
31 months ago

pointless update in my opinion :roll eyes:

best to wait for the next major one...!


Why would you wait for any update?
Rating: 16 Votes
31 months ago

itunes 6 out now too :-)


Yeah, since like 2005.
Rating: 14 Votes
31 months ago

pointless update in my opinion :roll eyes:

best to wait for the next major one...!


It now supports "delete" in the photo stream! I say that well worth the update! :confused:
Rating: 14 Votes
31 months ago
YESSS@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

THE UPDATE FINALLY TOOK OFF THE ANNOYING "POP UP" FEATURE THAT SHOWS YOUR BOOKMARKS WHEN YOU OPEN SAFARI FOR THE FIRST TIME

best. update. ever. @
Rating: 12 Votes
31 months ago

because there nothing worthwhile updating for...


Yeah, who needs bug fixes?
Rating: 12 Votes
31 months ago
こんにちは Siri! よろしく!
Rating: 10 Votes
31 months ago

direct links?


[COLOR="Blue"][B]Direct links---->http://ios.e-lite.org/
Rating: 10 Votes
31 months ago


It seems trivial but if there's any tell-tale indicator of where this company is going after Steve's death that would be it. When in their history up to his demise did a new product come in that wasn't thinner and lighter?? Spare me the crap about the radios necessitating the extra bulk. Excuses, excuses. I'm so done if they release another 3.5" phone in the next update. I truly hate Android but just to demonstrate my frustrations with Apple I will switch so help me god. Are you coming with me?


Original iPhone: 11.6 mm thick (http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone-1827.php).
iPhone 3G: 12.3 mm thick (http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_3g-2424.php).

Original iPod touch: 7.87 mm thick (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ipod/ipod-faq/differences-between-ipod-touch-2g-and-original-ipod-touch.html).
iPod touch (2nd generation): 8.38 mm thick (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ipod/ipod-faq/differences-between-ipod-touch-2g-and-original-ipod-touch.html).

I'm pretty bad at math, but I do know that 12 is bigger than 11, and 8 is bigger than 7. Please do some research before making yourself look like a ****ing idiot. :rolleyes:
Rating: 9 Votes

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