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Apple released iOS 6.1 this afternoon, adding 4G LTE functionality for a large number of global carriers. Beyond the cellular improvements, iOS 6.1 offers some minor tweaks to Siri features and privacy settings.
"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 Apple's Philip Schiller. "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."
The update added LTE support for 36 iPhone carriers and 23 additional iPad cellular carriers. Many carriers in international regions were added, and to see if your provider is on the list you can check Apple's site.
Siri-compatible devices in the U.S. can now be used to buy movie tickets, via Fandango. Other minor tweaks include changes to boarding passes in Passbook, new music controls from the lock screen, and minor alterations to Safari.
iOS 6.1 also adds a new button your settings, under Advertising. You can now reset this option, which controls how your activity is shared with advertisers.
Not exactly the most exciting update, but iOS 6.1 is available now via over-the-air update, or through iTunes.
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