iOS 6.1 Firmware Update Delivers New Features for iPhone 5 to 3GS, iPad 4 to 2
First of all, here’s how to install the new iOS 6.1 firmware on your Apple device: go to the device’s Settings menu and select General > Software Update and > Install Now. The file is 107 MB in size and once you have upgraded to the latest version you will get access to several new features, including LTE coverage, but only for iPhone 5 and iPad mini.
Upgrading to iOS 6.1 gives you the ability to purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri’s and to iTunes Match subscribers the possibility to download individual songs from iCloud. There’s also a new button to reset the Advertising identifier as well as something called “bug fixes and improvements”.
There’s also a “Voice Dial Only” feature for Siri, which limits her from undertaking any task besides calling your contacts. Redmond Pie says this is a feature that could be “quite useful in case you need to call somebody quickly without having Siri launch iTunes and waste a good minute of your time trying to close it off”.
The fifth version of iOS 6.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is according to Redmond Pie the final one too. A report on the Redmond Pie website says “that the latest beta seed doesn’t actually appear to be a true beta in the normal understanding of the world relating to Apple releases”.
Redmond Pie notes that iOS 6.1 “activates without the need for developer registration, it doesn’t have any expiry date, and the build ID is that of any final build, meaning that this could actually end up being the final build of iOS 6.1”.