iOS 6.1 released

Apple on Monday released iOS 6.1, the latest version of iOS. It’s available for immediate download.

According to Apple, changes in iOS 6.1 include:

  • LTE support for more carriers (a complete list of iPad and iPhone LTE carriers is available online).
  • Purchase movie tickets through Fandango using Siri (USA only)
  • iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
  • New button to reset the Advertising Identifier


  • shimshamalong

    Hopefully, this’ll work on the 5th gen iPod Touch. Beta 5 was released to devs over the weekend and wouldn’t install for most (all?) people with 5th gen Touches. Had to downgrade to 6.0.1 (because Beta 4 had expired). Restoring/updating in iTunes now… Nope. Failed on first try. Oh, well. Will try again later.

    • Steven Fisher

      Sort of makes you wonder why Apple has a beta program if they don’t stop a release for something like this, doesn’t it?

  • MiG

    Is there a list of changes somewhere?

    • http://twitter.com/henrykkim Henry Kim

      The list above is it.

      • MiG

        Hardly seems worthy of a .x release :-) More like 6.03 ?

        • Steven Fisher

          New APIs seem to mean a new version number, regardless of how minor the feature. iOS 5.1 was pretty minor, too.

          iOS 6.1 does have some new APIs for developers to call, but Apple is not touting them as new features at this time. These APIs don’t correspond to new OS features because (I believe) Apple’s built-in apps already had access to them.

          If you have an Apple developer account, you can see the new APIs here:

          https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#releasenotes/General/iOS61APIDiffs/index.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40012875

          (Scroll down to MapKit.)

          Basically, Apple calling this 6.1 is probably so developers can say “this feature/app requires iOS 6.1 or later.”

  • Dan Hartley

    What does the iTunes Match update mean exactly?

  • http://www.chausse.org/ Jeff Chausse

    Couldn’t you always download individual songs from iCloud? The issue has been that you couldn’t REMOVE individual songs from the device.

    • http://twitter.com/kipb Kip Beatty

      Yeah, that’s my memory too. You could always download individual songs.

    • Domicinator

      You could until iOS 6–then they took that ability away. Now it’s back.

    • http://twitter.com/Gridlock Ben

      1) turn off iTunes Match 2) Go into music 3) swipe to delete

      ….although I tried this post-iOS6 and turning off Match deleted all the tracks from my phone, which it didn’t used to do. If that’s now the default behaviour then I wish some of the guys&gals who wrote this OS actually tried to use a data-limited contract and an old-but-expensive Alpine car stereo.

    • Steven Fisher

      I tried to do this last night and couldn’t. As others have said, it must have been removed at some point.

  • Raja Prem

    Also new music player on lock screen

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