Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Apple releases iOS 6.1

For some time now Apple has been releasing developer betas of its latest version of iOS, iOS 6.1. Many changes were noticed in the betas but it was very well known to everyone that what Apple gives its consumers in its latest OS could only be found out when iOS 6.1 is released to the public. Well, the day has finally come. Apple has outed its iOS 6.1 to the public.

As it can be seen, if you already were on iOS 6.0.1, the OTA update weighs only 107 MB but if you want to download and update your iDevice through a computer, then it is quite heavy at about 900MB. Although beta versions had many differences, some minor and some major, from iOS 6.0.1, but, as it is always with Apple software betas, not all made through to the public release version. But there was one good thing that we got to have a look at in the betas that was kept, the movie ticket purchase feature through Fandango directly from SIRI. Although some features, that were present in betas, were not there in the final release but Apple did greet us with a nice surprise, an extended list of carriers that now support LTE on iPhone 5 (You can have a look at the whole list by clicking here). Here you go with the official change-log.

While some might be happy or some might be disappointed, every Apple update brings major security and battery life additions to the devices. As a matter of fact, there has been an overwhelming downloads of the update,already, with developers seeing about 22% adoption in first 36 hours only. If compared with Android, only 10% of devices have been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean after 6 months of its release. You can click here to directly download the IPSW file for the update.

Also, there is a good news for all the jailbreaking fans out there. An untethered jailbreak for all iOS 6.x iDevices has now been released. It has been named evasi0n and you can click here to know how to go through with the process.


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