Following this weekend’s release of iOS 6.1 Beta 5 to developers, Apple has just released iOS 6.1 to the public. The update includes new LTE carrier support and Siri-based movie ticket purhcases via Fandango, as well as iTunes Match individual song downloading and a new reset button for advertising tracking.

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

- LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers at www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/)
- Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
- iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
- New button to reset the Advertising Identifier


“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.”

New LTE carriers for iPhone 5 supported in the update include:

- USA: Alaska Communications, Alaska GCI, Bluegrass Cellular, C Spire, Cellcom, Pioneer Cellular
- Canada: MTS, Sasktel
- Puerto Rico: Claro, Open Mobile
- Croatia: T-Mobile, VIPNet
- Denmark: 3, Telenor, Telia
- Finland: DNA, Elisa, Sonera
- Greece: Cosmote
- Hungary: T-Mobile
- Italy: 3, TIM, Vodafone
- Kuwait: Zain
- Luxembourg: Tango
- Philippines: Globe, SMART
- Portugal: Optimus, TMN, Vodafone
- Saudi Arabia: Mobily, Zain
- South Africa: Vodacom
- Switzerland: Swisscom
- UAE: DU, Etisalat

Allow me to say what everyone’s probably thinking.

Meh.

meanwhile Android is kicking it into higher gear with JellyBean and taking over the market.

Apple…stupid gimmicks like Siri isn’t what the consumer wants…they want a more fluid and accessible OS.

iOS is dying fast…

such an exciting update…
Gosh, I’ve been waiting my whole life to be able to buy movie tickets via Siri. Hooray!

Jailbreak…can we happen now, please? :)

First thing to come to my mind too aha

Haha, so it was a GM release! Man, Apple, get your stuff right! Jailbreak…can we happen now, please? :)

meanwhile Android is kicking it into higher gear with JellyBean and taking over the market.

Apple…stupid gimmicks like Siri isn’t what the consumer wants…they want a more fluid and accessible OS.

iOS is dying fast…

Yeah, dying fast…record breaking Q4, but the iPhone is garabage nobody wants huh?

meanwhile Android is kicking it into higher gear with JellyBean and taking over the market.

Apple…stupid gimmicks like Siri isn’t what the consumer wants…they want a more fluid and accessible OS.

iOS is dying fast…

Too bad most Android phones don’t get updates. And few are actually running jelly Bean: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jelly_Bean_(operating_system)#Android_4.1.2F4.2_Jelly_Bean

Downloading now to see if this will finally resolve the absolutely atrocious call quality with the iPhone 5 (robotic voice, cutting in and out, etc). If not, bye bye iPhone…

Really? You may want to check with an Apple Store. My call quality is 10x what it was on the 4s.

meanwhile Android is kicking it into higher gear with JellyBean and taking over the market.

Apple…stupid gimmicks like Siri isn’t what the consumer wants…they want a more fluid and accessible OS.

iOS is dying fast…

iOS does not need JellyBean to not lag. I’m always wondering what these people think when they are writing something like what the quoted author said. The point of Jelly Bean (Project Butter) was to make Android lag less and android fanboys call it the greatest thing ever happend to Android, while iOS really has had it from the beginning (full hardware acceleration).