iOS 6.1 Brings LTE Support to Globe and Smart iUsers; Available Now for Download
iOS 6.1

iOS 6.1 Brings LTE Support to Globe and Smart iUsers; Available Now for Download

The update to iOS 6 is finally out to bolster “iDevices” integrated with LTE features. And that means particularly devices like the iPhone 5, iPad 4, and iPad Mini. iOS 6.1 however, still works with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, The New iPad (iPad 3), iPod Touch 4G, and iPod Touch 5G. The latest iOS version to date is designed to smooth sail support for new LTE carriers offering the iPhone 5, something that should have been done long before to speed up the use of LTE connectivity.

Philippine Carriers Smart and Globe to Get Support

Needless to say, it’s the LTE connectivity that gets so much interest for iUsers given the fact that not all carriers support such feature on iPhone 5 or LTE-capable iPads out of the box. The Philippines is among the countries where 36 new carriers getting the LTE support are based. Both Smart and Globe were specifically granted with LTE support, and that means we can anticipate both telcos to layout transition plans, like offering new Plan packages not only for Postpaid subscribers but for Prepaid subscribers as well. This goes to say that we can expect price adjustments, data cap considerations and, of course, deciding the target launching date very, very soon – at least for areas outside Metro Manila.

iOS 6.1
iOS 6.1

Other features available on the latest iOS iteration includes downloading individual iCloud tracks in iTunes Match, and the addition of a new button for resetting the Advertising Identifier for blocking targeted ads of ad networks. That’s a welcome users’ privacy option.

The iOS 6.1 is expected to carry over the customary performance enhancements that place the service above its precursor, plus the usual bug fixes.

The update itself is welcome news to most Apple adherents, but the LTE support extension is still a bit of a disappointment to some. They feel the move should have been done earlier and granted to more carriers in more countries. Even disappointing that telcos like Smart and Globe in the Philippines don’t even have that wide reach of LTE signals to cater major cities across the country.

You can download iOS 6.1 via iTunes or through OTA (over-the-air) update right on your device.

Bert Padilla

Founding-Editor of Cebu Tech Blogger where he shares insights in eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Ad Ops, Tech, Startups, Technopreneurship, Life Goals and Hacks. He's the brainchild and ninja of a Cebu-based digital agency, TekWorx.Digital, with ventures TekWorx, (eCommerce and Digital Marketing), AdWorx (Outsourced Ad Ops for Publishers) and BlogWorx (full-fledged Blog Development service). Read his Full Curriculum Vitae. For training and consultancy, services, speaking engagements, blog partnerships or media invites, click here. Alternatively, get in touch with him on Messenger.

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