Apple releases iOS 6.1 update

28 January, 2013 - Paul Dixon
iOS 6.1 update

Following the release of the fifth beta of iOS 6.1 to developers over the weekend, Apple has just announced the release of the public version of iOS 6.1 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The update includes support for more LTE carriers, individual iTunes Match song downloads, and a new Advertising Identifier reset button.

From a press release issued by Apple:

“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.”

iOS 6.1 release notes:

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers at
  • Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
  • iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
  • New button to reset the Advertising Identifier

The iOS 6.1 update is available to download over-the-air or via iTunes.

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Paul Dixon is the owner of Macsessed. He lives in Lancashire in the UK where he works as a web designer. You can find him on and Twitter.