iOS 6.1 goes public, adds local LTE support
Apple has recently released the latest iteration of iOS and has started rolling out the update to supported devices. (iPod Touch 4th Gen and later, iPhone 3GS and later, iPad 2nd Gen and later). The headline of the story, however, is the inclusion of Philippines in the list of countries with LTE support.
The two major telcos that were granted with such privilege are Smart and Globe. With this in place, here are the things that we can expect from both of these companies following the iOS 6.1 roll-out.
• Both companies can finally offer the iPhone 5 under their respective LTE Plans. Announcement of the pricing is expected in the next coming days.
• Both companies will be laying out their plans on how to transition their current non-LTE subscribers to their LTE plans. Questions such as additional charges, data cap and target completion date is expected to be answered as well during the announcement.
Besides the local LTE support, the iOS 6.1 brings the usual bug fixes and performance improvements over the previous release. It also offers new features to users such as the ability to download individual songs from iCloud and purchase movie tickets with Siri through Fandango (US only).
The update also adds a new button to reset Advertising Identifier. It does what its name implies, it resets you profile in the Advertising Identifier which results to an increase privacy. You can access the reset button by going to Settings > General > About > Advertising.
You can easily check/apply the update by going to the Software Update under the General sub-category in your device’s Settings.