APPLE: iOS 5.1 available to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch NOW
Amidst the iPad 3/new iPad/JUST iPad drama last night we all seem to have forgotten that those of us with older models and lowly iPhones and iPod Touch devices can now download iOS 5.1, the latest version of Apple’s touch-based mobile operating system.
To get your hands on the update, you can either hook your iOS device up to iTunes through your computer, or use the Software Update feature within iOS to carry out an over-the-air, cable free update.
Apple lists the full line-up of changes on its website as follows, and although none of them are particularly ground-breaking, they soften the blow a little that we’re not able to get our mits on a new iPad just yet:
Japanese language support for Siri (availability may be limited during initial rollout)
Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream
Camera shortcut now always visible on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
Camera face detection now highlights all detected faces
Redesigned Camera app for iPad
Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers
Audio for TV shows and movies on iPad optimized to sound louder and clearer
Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30 second rewind for iPad
Updated AT&T network indicator
Addresses bugs affecting battery life
Fixes an issue that occasionally caused audio to drop for outgoing calls
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