|[January 28, 2013]
Apple Updates iOS to 6.1
CUPERTINO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Apple (News - Alert)® today updated iOS to version 6.1, adding LTE capabilities to 36
additional iPhone® carriers and 23 additional iPad® carriers around the
world, so even more iPhone (News - Alert) 5, iPad mini and iPad* with Retina® display
users can experience ultrafast wireless performance** to browse,
download and stream content at blazing fast speeds. To date, iOS users
have uploaded over nine billion photos to Photo Stream, sent over 450
billion iMessages and received over four trillion notifications.
"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 (News - Alert) 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
iOS 6 features include Siri®, which supports more languages, easy access
to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings; Maps
with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and Flyover
view; Facebook (News - Alert) integration for Contacts and Calendar, with the ability
to post directly from Notification Center, Siri and Facebook-enabled
apps; Shared Photo Streams via iCloud®; and Passbook®, the simplest way
to get all your passes in one place. Additional updates in iOS 6.1
include the ability to use Siri to purchasemovie tickets in the US
through Fandango, and iTunes Match? subscribers can download individual
songs to their iOS devices from iCloud.
The revolutionary App Store? offers more than 800,000 apps to iPhone,
iPad and iPod touch® users, with more than 300,000 native iPad apps. App
Store customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps, and Apple has paid
over seven billion dollars to its incredible developer community.
Customers can choose from apps in 23 categories, including newspapers
and magazines offered in Newsstand, games, business, news, sports,
health & fitness and travel.
iOS 6.1 is available as a free software update today. iOS 6.1 is
compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (third
and fourth generation), iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth and
fifth generation). Some features may not be available on all products.
For more information please visit www.apple.com.
*LTE is available on iPhone 5, iPad mini and fourth generation iPad
Wi-Fi + Cellular models through select carriers. Network speeds are
dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
**Information about LTE carriers can be found at www.apple.com/iphone/LTE
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with
OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital
music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has
reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store,
and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with
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