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. (more…)

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iOS 6 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch is Here! [Direct Download Links]

Apple has already released the final build of iOS 6, the latest version of its firmware for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. iOS 6 which is made available for iPhone 5 and 5th-generation iPod Touch out of the box will also work with earlier models of iDevices such as the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 2, and The New iPad.

Apple says iOS 6 is available for download as an OTA (over-the-air) update if you’re running iOS 5 or later; unfortunately, I can’t seem to fetch the said update on my iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1.1. So I decided to hook it up to my computer so I can get the latest firmware through iTunes. As usual, if you want to do the same steps in upgrading the OS, all you have to do is just plug your iDevice in the USB interface, fire up the latest version of iTunes, and there you’ll see the notification similar to the one below.

In any case you want to stack iOS 6 in your firmware archives for later upgrade, hit the download links after the break. Yes, all of these come directly from Apple servers. Just click on your device’s version and happy downloading! 🙂

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iOS 5.1 Brings Japanese Language Support for Siri, Download it Now!

Apple released today another firmware update (iOS 5.1) for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad which brings several new improvements – the most notable of which is the Japanese language support for Siri.

Sounds good news for Japanese users out there as they can now talk to Siri through their native language. Other than that, iOS 5.1 now allow users to delete photos from the Photo Stream and the Camera shortcut is now always visible on the Lock Screen for supported iPhone handsets. And as far as imaging feature is concerned, this new firmware introduces a redesigned Camera app for iPad tablets. (more…)

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