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Apple releases iOS 6.1, adds LTE to carriers around the world and more

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iOS 6.1

Apple just released iOS 6.1—a free update available today—for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (third and fourth generation), iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth and fifth generation).

iOS 6.1 adds LTE capabilities to 36 additional iPhone carriers and 23 iPad carriers around the world, so even more people can experience ultrafast wireless performance to browse, download, and stream content at blazing fast speeds.

Siri gains the ability in iOS 6.1 to purchase movie tickets in the U.S. through Fandango, and iTunes Match subscribers can download individual songs to their iOS devices from iCloud. There are also a lot of bug fixes and improvements to stability and performance.

“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 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 downloads.”

iOS 6.1 is a free update, and you can upgrade your device by following Apple’s guide.

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