Apple’s iOS 6.1 Brings Siri-Enabled Movie Ticket Purchases, iTunes Match Update
Apple’s iOS 6.1 is finally out of beta. After months of testing, the company released the latest update to its iOS mobile operating system Monday morning. Version 6.1, which is currently available for over-the-air download via the Software Update option on Apple’s iOS devices, contains a number of bug fixes, and some new features. Among them: Siri-enabled movie-ticket purchases via Fandango, and support for individual song downloads from iTunes Match. Most importantly, this latest point release of iOS adds LTE capabilities to 36 additional iPhone carriers and 23 additional iPad carriers around the world.
Uncharacteristically, Apple announced iOS 6.1’s availability in a press release, complete with an enthusiastic sound bite from SVP of world marketing Phil Schiller, and some metrics for Photo Stream and iMessage. To date, iOS users have uploaded more than nine billion photos to Photo Stream and have sent more than 450 billion iMessages. Those numbers were not mentioned in Apple’s earnings release last week, nor were they discussed on the call.