Apple releases iOS 5.1 update, has it available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

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In addition to the new iPad that was announced yesterday, it looks like Apple has also begun rolling out the latest in terms of software. Yup, Apple has begun to roll-out the iOS 5.1 update. The update size (in MB’s) will vary a bit from device to device, however we will mention that it will be available for the iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS, the iPod touch (3rd and 4th generations) and the original iPad along with the iPad 2.

In terms of getting the update, you can take the iTunes route or simply grab your device and navigate to Settings -> General -> Software Update and download over-the-air. More specifically, over Wi-Fi. That all being said, in terms of what you can expect, here is how the changelog is reading;

  • 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 shows and movies on iPad optimized to sound louder and clearer
  • Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30 second rewind for iPad
  • Updated AT&T network indicator
  • Addresses bugs affecting battery life
  • Fixes issue that occasionally caused audio to drop for outgoing calls
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