Jan 29

This is just a quick update to let you know that Apple has just released iOS 6.1 to the public, adding LTE capabilities to 36 additional iPhone® carriers and 23 additional iPad® carriers around the world, Siri-based movie ticket purchases via Fandango and iTunes Match individual song downloading.

“iOS 6 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, and with nearly 300 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices on iOS 6 in just five months, it may be the most popular new version of an OS in history,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iOS 6.1 brings LTE support to more markets around the world, so even more users can enjoy ultrafast Safari browsing, FaceTime video calls, iCloud services, and iTunes and App Store downloads.”

New LTE carriers for iPhone 5 supported in the update include:

– USA: Alaska Communications, Alaska GCI, Bluegrass Cellular, C Spire, Cellcom, Pioneer Cellular
– Canada: MTS, Sasktel
– Puerto Rico: Claro, Open Mobile
– Croatia: T-Mobile, VIPNet
– Denmark: 3, Telenor, Telia
– Finland: DNA, Elisa, Sonera
– Greece: Cosmote
– Hungary: T-Mobile
– Italy: 3, TIM, Vodafone
– Kuwait: Zain
– Luxembourg: Tango
– Philippines: Globe, SMART
– Portugal: Optimus, TMN, Vodafone
– Saudi Arabia: Mobily, Zain
– South Africa: Vodacom
– Switzerland: Swisscom
– UAE: DU, Etisalat

The new LTE carriers are only supported by the 4th-generation iPad, the iPad mini, and the iPhone 5. Third-generation iPads do not support any of the new carriers.

Via [macrumors]

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