Apple releases iOS 6.1 update

By on January 29, 2013
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New update brings more Siri functionality and wider LTE support.

Update: LTE is now supported by both du and Etisalat in the UAE.

Apple yesterday released iOS 6.1 update for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod users. The update is be available over-the-air in most regions, including the Middle East.

For users in this region, the update carries no special features to be excited about. Most of the changes have been made to Siri, which can now book movie tickets via Fandango. The feature is only limited to the US for now, but we hope that Apple soon ties up with some of the local cinemas here.

Changes have also been made to iTunes Match, which rectifies a long-standing design flaw that prevented users from downloading individual songs from iCloud.

However, the slightly more interesting update is support for additional LTE carriers. Apple hasn’t specified which, but if you know your carrier supports it, your iDevice should indicate an LTE connection with ’4G’ instead of the normal ’3G’.

For jailbreak users, a team of developers confirmed that they will be able to exploit a security oversight with the new update. The devs, collectively called Evad3rs, said they spotted the security flaw on the beta-build, but waited for the final version to make sure Apple would not fix it. There is no release window on when the jailbreak will be available, but our bet is that it will be very soon.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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