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Apple Releases iOS 6.1 with New LTE Carriers and Fandango Siri Integration

Following this weekend's release of iOS 6.1 Beta 5 to developers, Apple has just released iOS 6.1 to the public. The update includes new LTE carrier support and Siri-based movie ticket purchases via Fandango, as well as iTunes Match individual song downloading and a new reset button for advertising tracking.
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

- LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers at www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/)
- Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
- iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
- New button to reset the Advertising Identifier
“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.”
New LTE carriers for iPhone 5 supported in the update include:

- USA: Alaska Communications, Alaska GCI, Bluegrass Cellular, C Spire, Cellcom, Pioneer Cellular
- Canada: MTS, Sasktel
- Puerto Rico: Claro, Open Mobile
- Croatia: T-Mobile, VIPNet
- Denmark: 3, Telenor, Telia
- Finland: DNA, Elisa, Sonera
- Greece: Cosmote
- Hungary: T-Mobile
- Italy: 3, TIM, Vodafone
- Kuwait: Zain
- Luxembourg: Tango
- Philippines: Globe, SMART
- Portugal: Optimus, TMN, Vodafone
- Saudi Arabia: Mobily, Zain
- South Africa: Vodacom
- Switzerland: Swisscom
- UAE: DU, Etisalat

However, as Jeremy Horwitz of iLounge points out, the new LTE carriers are only supported by the 4th-generation iPad, the iPad mini, and the iPhone 5. Third-generation iPads do not support any of the new carriers.

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23 months ago
Allow me to say what everyone's probably thinking.

Meh.
Rating: 82 Votes
23 months ago
meanwhile Android is kicking it into higher gear with JellyBean and taking over the market.

Apple...stupid gimmicks like Siri isn't what the consumer wants...they want a more fluid and accessible OS.

iOS is dying fast...
Rating: 60 Votes
23 months ago
such an exciting update...
Rating: 50 Votes
23 months ago
Gosh, I've been waiting my whole life to be able to buy movie tickets via Siri. Hooray!
Rating: 41 Votes
23 months ago

meanwhile Android is kicking it into higher gear with JellyBean and taking over the market.

Apple...stupid gimmicks like Siri isn't what the consumer wants...they want a more fluid and accessible OS.

iOS is dying fast...


Yeah, dying fast...record breaking Q4, but the iPhone is garabage nobody wants huh?
Rating: 27 Votes
23 months ago

meanwhile Android is kicking it into higher gear with JellyBean and taking over the market.

Apple...stupid gimmicks like Siri isn't what the consumer wants...they want a more fluid and accessible OS.

iOS is dying fast...


Exactly. What kind of company puts put point updates? ONLY major updates should be released. Any company that puts out both major AND minor updates is headed for doom--and fast! Just as you say.

You seem certain Apple is not working on iOS 7. I bet you're right--it's just the kind of thing they'd forget to do!

(But I think you mean Android 2.3, not Jelly Bean. Jelly Bean's market penetration is amazingly poor for how long it has been out :p That's Android-style planned obsolescence for you... at least Apple gives you updates for the 2 years you're paying off the phone.)

Forgive me if anyone has already said this, but all I've heard about the latest Android update (4.2) has been how buggy and awful it is.....

What was that about Android pioneering the future? :rolleyes:


Remember: Apple is not perfect. Android is not perfect. But Apple's successes NEVER matter and their flaws ALWAYS do. While Android's successes ALWAYS matter and their flaws NEVER do. The troll's mantra!

Sadly, the public doesn't realize that and keeps flocking to iOS in droves, giving it customer satisfaction numbers that Android cannot touch. So many Android users don't even know or care that they have an Android phone. They're glad they have a web browser and have no idea that a more painless option exists. But if they ever try a malware-free, power-efficient, easy-to-use iPhone, they're not likely to go back to Android. Switchers exist in both directions... but far from equally! Look at the numbers and you'll see Android taking market away from dumbphones, not from iOS users.
Rating: 27 Votes
23 months ago

meanwhile Android is kicking it into higher gear with JellyBean and taking over the market.

Apple...stupid gimmicks like Siri isn't what the consumer wants...they want a more fluid and accessible OS.

iOS is dying fast...


iOS does not need JellyBean to not lag. I'm always wondering what these people think when they are writing something like what the quoted author said. The point of Jelly Bean (Project Butter) was to make Android lag less and android fanboys call it the greatest thing ever happend to Android, while iOS really has had it from the beginning (full hardware acceleration).
Rating: 22 Votes
23 months ago
WOW. This is the first time a .1 software update has been a complete fail. IOS 4.1, 5.1 brought some insanity to IOS. This is a joke.
Rating: 22 Votes
23 months ago
Been working for a day now with the beta 5 / GM update and I am pleasantly surprised by improved speed and battery time on my 4S.


I prefer stable usability over eye-candy user-interfaces such as Jellybean and Windows Phone stuff any day.


Great job, Apple!
Rating: 21 Votes
23 months ago

meanwhile Android is kicking it into higher gear with JellyBean and taking over the market.

Apple...stupid gimmicks like Siri isn't what the consumer wants...they want a more fluid and accessible OS.

iOS is dying fast...


Too bad most Android phones don't get updates. And few are actually running jelly Bean: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jelly_Bean_(operating_system)#Android_4.1.2F4.2_Jelly_Bean
Rating: 19 Votes

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