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

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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.

Top Rated Comments

nefan65 Avatar
158 months ago
If idiots could fly, this place would be an airport!

And you'd be the Captain...
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HelveticaNeue Avatar
158 months ago
pointless update in my opinion :roll eyes:

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

Why would you wait for any update?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nope7308 Avatar
158 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...
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DrFreeman Avatar
158 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:
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Daveoc64 Avatar
158 months ago
itunes 6 out now too :-)

Yeah, since like 2005.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
basesloaded190 Avatar
158 months ago
because there nothing worthwhile updating for...

Yeah, who needs bug fixes?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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