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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103 months ago

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

And you'd be the Captain...
Rating: 16 Votes
103 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
103 months ago

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: 14 Votes
103 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: 13 Votes
103 months ago

itunes 6 out now too :-)

Yeah, since like 2005.
Rating: 12 Votes
103 months ago

because there nothing worthwhile updating for...

Yeah, who needs bug fixes?
Rating: 12 Votes
103 months ago


best. update. ever. @
Rating: 11 Votes
103 months ago

direct links?

Direct links----> <----Direct links

Rating: 10 Votes
103 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 (
iPhone 3G: 12.3 mm thick (

Original iPod touch: 7.87 mm thick (
iPod touch (2nd generation): 8.38 mm thick (

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
103 months ago

no advice given - only my opinion.

No, it was advice. A lot of non-members read these forums. If you're going to say:

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

...then you need to add on: "if, like me, you don't care about bug fixes because your phone is perfect right now."

To not do so gives bad advice to newcomers with little technical knowledge. And that drags down the quality and usefulness of Macrumors. And I think that harming this community is something we should all try to avoid.
Rating: 9 Votes

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