Apple announces iOS 6.1 with 4G / LTE capabilities

Telecom Lead America: Apple has announced iOS 6.1 with 4G / LTE capabilities.

The upgrade will benefit 36 additional iPhone carriers, 23 additional iPad carriers, users of iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad with Retina display users.

Apple says iOS users have uploaded over nine billion photos to Photo Stream, sent over 450 billion iMessages and received over four trillion notifications till now.

Apple has announced iOS 6.1 with 4G / LTE capabilities

“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 with LTE support enables users to enjoy from ultrafast Safari browsing, FaceTime video calls, iCloud services, and iTunes and App Store downloads.


Meanwhile, BlackBerry World storefront (formally BlackBerry App World) for BlackBerry 10 will offer latest songs, movies and TV shows. Songs will be available to Indian BlackBerry 10 users. BlackBerry 10 smartphone will be launched in India before March 2013.

Features of iOS 6:

Maps with Apple-designed cartography
Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar
Facebook-enabled apps
Shared Photo Streams via iCloud

Additional updates in iOS 6.1 include the ability to use Siri to purchase movie tickets in the US through Fandango, and iTunes Match subscribers can download individual songs to their iOS devices from iCloud.

The App Store offers more than 800,000 apps to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, with more than 300,000 native iPad apps. App Store customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps, and Apple has paid over seven billion dollars to its incredible developer community.

iOS 6.1 is available as a free software update today. iOS 6.1 is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (third and fourth generation), iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth and fifth generation).

BlackBerry World storefront’s DRM-free music download section will feature catalog from major and independent labels including: 4AD Records, Domino Recording Company, finetunes, Matador Records, [PIAS] Entertainment Group, Rough Trade Records, Sony Music Entertainment, The Orchard, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, XL Recordings and Zebralution.

[email protected]