iOS 6.1 Is Here, Fandago Support, LTE Expansion, & Ad Tracking Reset Option

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Apple (AAPL) has officially released iOS 6.1 to the public and is now available from iTunes or over the air through your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Here’s a list of iDevices that are available for the upgrade:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad (both third and fourth gen)
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad 2
  • iPod Touch (fourth and fifth gen)

Some of the highlights from iOS 6.1 include the ability to purchase tickets from Fandango right from Siri.  This is a great option for movie goers who have come to love, and expect, purchasing their tickets prior to showing up at the movie theater.

Another big feature of iOS 6 is the ability to download individual songs from iCloud, something that hasn’t before been possible and has been one of the biggest sticking points with customers hate having to sync all of their songs over the cloud.

With iOS 6 you’ll also be getting access to faster download speeds your iDevice.  iOS 6.1 comes with an expansion of LTE to 36 additional carriers who support LTE on the iPhone 5 and 23 new carriers who support LTE on the iPad.  What’s interesting is there’s no mention of iOS 6 WiFi problems anywhere in Apple’s press release.  Perhaps deep within iOS 6.1 are some additional driver updates to help make WiFi connectivity more stable for users, but it’s definitely something that’s been left out of the update notes.

Finally, with iOS 6.1 you get a new button to reset the Advertising Identifier settings on your device.  This function basically controls how your web browsing activity on your iPhone or iPad is shared with advertisers.  To reset your ad identifier – which is, I believe, the equivalent of clearing the cache in your desktop browser, you simply go to Settings > General > About > Advertising.

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