As we’ve learned yesterday, Apple has released iOS 6.1. This is a minor update for iOS 6.0 – Apple’s mobile operating system. Developers who have subscription had access to beta copies of this release, but now the final version is released to public and is available for download.
However, don’t expect any new bells and whistles from this release. iOS 6.1 comes with some improvements over the iOS 6.0 that users and developers have requested. This update brings LTE support for 36 more carriers. You can now purchase movie tickets through Fandango in the U.S. by using Siri.
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Users of iTunes Match are also now able to download individual songs to their iOS devices from iCloud. What’s more, there is also a new cellular data option for iTunes that allows users to download content from iTunes over 3G or 4G when isn’t available.
This is not the major release by any means, but nevertheless, these improvements are always welcome by iOS users.
You can easily update your iOS device to iOS 6.1 via your device’s Settings app or via iTunes. But if you are thinking to jailbreak your device, then jailbreak developer teams recommend a fresh and clean installation by using iTunes, and not by using OTA upgrade via Settings > General > Software update feature.
If you want to download the IPSW yourself, here’s a complete list of direct download links for various devices.
- iPhone 5 GSM
- iPhone 5 CDMA
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 GSM
- iPhone 4 CDMA
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad mini (GSM, CDMA, Wi-Fi)
- iPad 4th-generation (GSM, CDMA, Wi-Fi)
- iPad 3rd-generation (GSM, CDMA, Wi-Fi)
- iPad 2 (GSM, CDMA, Wi-Fi)
- iPad 2 16GB (new)
- iPod touch 4th-generation
- iPod touch 5th-generation
Just click on this direct download link and the download process should start immediately.