Apple releases iOS 5.1

By on March 8, 2012
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The recent conference was more than just iPad 3 news.

As part of the iPad 3 announcements late last night, Apple also showed off some of the new functionality that will be available through the latest iOS firmware release, version 5.1.

First of all, firmware 5.1 adds voice dictation for English (US, UK, Australian) including German, French and Japanese for iPad users, as showed off in the demo for iPad 3. Further improvements come in the form of an improved camera interface for the iPad.

For iPhone and iPod Touch users, we now get face detection in the camera. The camera app itself will now also have a permanent icon on the lockscreen.  Last but not least is the ability to delete photos from your iCloud Photo Stream, and not just the built-in storage on your iPhone/ iPod.

Other improvements come in the form of better battery information display and fixing the occasional audio dropouts on outgoing calls. The iOS v5.1 is now available for download on your iOS devices and through iTunes itself.


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