The iPhone 5, like previous generations of the iPhone before it, is an incredibly popular smartphone and much of the attraction with these devices is the excellent iOS operating system that they use. The platform works on a wide variety of Apple products and delivers an easy to use interface with a host of great features. There is now a new update for this software available called iOS 6.1 which offers users some improvements and bug fixes.
Version 6.1 of the popular iOS operating system is available now for Apple devices like the iPad and the iPhone 5. This new version of the platform introduces some new features and functionality that will benefit thousands of consumers. One of the most important updates on this new version is changes to the LTE connectivity on some of the newer devices available This will see support for an additional 36 LTE carrier networks on the iPhone and 23 new carriers on the iPad. LTE is the new super fast 4G connectivity that offers the fastest possible data transfer speeds apart from WiFi. The iPhone 5 along with a handful of other premium models support this service.
Another important element of the iPhone 5 that has been updated with the new software is Siri. Siri is Apple’s own voice guided personal assistant and the new software will enable users to book cinema tickets using the service. At this moment in time this functionality is only available in the US but it is hoped to arrive in other markets soon. Another improvement is delivered to the popular iTunes Match service. This subscription based feature enables users to store entire music collections in the cloud. iOS 6.1 now lets users choose to download individual tracks using the service rather than entire albums. These can be listened to on a multitude of compatible devices. Along with these new features Apple have also fixed a number of bugs that were present on previous versions of the platform.
Users of device such as the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S can download the newest version of the iOS operating system now. Some key features have been updated as well as a number of minor bugs being addressed.