Apple Officially Announces iOS 6.1, 300 Million Devices on iOS 6

Posted January 28, 2013 at 8:30pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12728 views
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Apple has published an official press release for iOS 6.1 and revealed that nearly 300 million devices are now on iOS 6.

Apple today updated iOS to version 6.1, adding LTE capabilities to 36 additional iPhone carriers and 23 additional iPad carriers around the world, so even more iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad with Retina display users can experience ultrafast wireless performance to browse, download and stream content at blazing fast speeds. To date, iOS users have uploaded over nine billion photos to Photo Stream, sent over 450 billion iMessages and received over four trillion notifications.

“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.”

Apple notes that 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 company also reported that the App Store now offers over 800,000 apps with over 300,000 of those being native iPad apps. More than 40 billion apps have been downloaded and over 7 billion dollars have been paid to developers.

Availability
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).


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dvxaznxvb - January 29, 2013 at 1:00am
no reason to do a early update anyways when apples servers gonna be slow due to other non jailbreakers anyways
Timmy O-Toole - January 28, 2013 at 9:55pm
anyone who's interested in jailbreaking should NOT upgrade to 6.1 just yet. Be patient.
Thunderbyte - January 28, 2013 at 11:06pm
Didn't you read the other iClarified News? 6.1 is jailbroken, JB is expected for Sunday.
odedo1 - January 28, 2013 at 8:53pm
All we need now is the ok from Pod2G letting us know that Apple didn't block the jailbreak breach and its all good to go ahead and upgrade.
odedo1 - January 28, 2013 at 8:49pm
if u want a clean jail brake use iTunes, never use WiFi to upgrade because it only add changes and what you want is a clean firmware, infect people who upgraded OTA (WiFi) where not able to use redsn0w to restore that by itself tells us that its not the same and not to do it.
Tzvi Filler - January 28, 2013 at 8:38pm
It doesn't work to download
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