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Apple Delivers iOS 6.1: LTE Carriers Added, Siri Tweaked, Vulnerabilities Patched

On Saturday, Apple pushed out a fresh developer seed, iOS 6.1 beta 5, with an interesting twist — it was coded as a final release and, now, here we have it. What has Apple baked into to this highly-anticipated mid-cycle update? Whereas the iOS 6.1 bullet points are noteworthy for being unremarkable, the back story is the large number of security issues patched.

Boy and girls, ladies and gentlepeople, it is time to fire up your compatible iThings (list below) because Apple has finally released iOS 6.1 Update.

What’s it all about? Surprisingly very little if Apple’s sparse four bullet points are to believed:

• LTE support for more carriers
• 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

However, it is widely believed that Apple has fixed a number of long-standing iOS 6 issues, specifically iPhone 5 wi-fi connectively, iPad 3 & 4 screen freeze and battery life problems affecting multiple devices.

However, it is widely believed that Apple has fixed a number of long-standing iOS 6 issues, specifically iPhone 5 wi-fi connectively, iPad 3 & 4 screen freeze and battery life problems affecting multiple devices.

Although the advertised fixes n’ features are few, iOS 6.1 security content is extensive, covering more than a score security issues and vulnerabilities, like unexpected application termination and arbitrary code execution — a.k.a. nasty stuff.

So, fire up your iPhone 3GS and later, iPod touch [4th generation] and later, and iPad 2 and later, and go to Settings > General > Software Update and tap “Download and Install.”

Get iOS 6.1 and then report back on whether Apple fixed your woes, fulfilled a feature wish or wrecked your life in the comments below…

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