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iOS 6.1 Update and AppleTV 5.2 Update Released

Apple released iOS 6.1 today – see Macrumors for full details with a few minor looking updates unless you were waiting for LTE support:

  • LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers at www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/
  • Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
  • iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
  • New button to reset the Advertising Identifier

Apple also released an update for the Apple TV – hit up Macrumors for more with some great new features:

  • iTunes in the Cloud: Browse and play your purchased iTunes music directly from iCloud.
  • Bluetooth keyboard: Use your Apple Wireless Keyboard to control your Apple TV.
  • AirPlay audio for videos: Send stereo audio from movies, TV shows, and other videos on Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices (including AirPort Express and other Apple TVs).
  • Stability and performance: Includes performance and stability improvements with the iTunes Store, AirPlay, Netflix, iTunes Match, and wired Ethernet connections.

A Bluetooth keyboard option is great for anyone who has tried setting up an Apple TV and had to type in long WiFi/Apple account passwords. And the ability to send audio from a video you’re watching to another AirPlay device is great for listening to a video while you’re making a sandwich in the kitchen.