Some European carriers had started warned their subscribers not to upgrade to iOS version 6.1 until Apple had a chance to address the issues.
The iOS 6.1 update is available via iTunes or over the air update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.
Need an iPad with more storage? Code bits tucked in the latest iOS 6.1 beta software indicate Apple will bring support to 128 GB devices in the future.
As the iOS App Store nears the half-decade mark, one of the biggest changes we’re witnessing is how app developers are beginning to go their own way in terms of design. Some of the most forward-thinking designers are bucking Apple’s traditional look for cleaner, simpler interfaces.
Across the 12,000 apps and 12 ad networks it tracks, MoPub saw impressions from devices using iOS 6 rise 29 percent between last Tuesday and Saturday. MoPub believes that change came from people finally upgrading to iOS 6, after holding out for Google Maps.
When releasing the software update, Apple didn’t specify the nature of the bug. But a look at the company’s online support forums show a variety of complaints of problems related to accessing some local networks.
Financial details remain under wraps, but in-app push messaging specialist Urban Airship will gain Tello’s PassTools, which can automatically generate and manage passes, coupons and loyalty cards for Apple’s Passbook. For Airship it’s a means of moving beyond messaging and beyond the smartphone app.
Thanks to Apple not including transit directions in its Maps app, third-party apps like Embark have seen a sudden influx of users. Along with those users has come more opportunities for SF-based Embark: a new investment from BMW and the chance to expand even wider.
Developers are frustrated by changes caused by the update to App Store with iOS 6. That release, which incorporated changes from Apple’s acquisition of Chomp, was supposed to help users find apps they’d like, and surface higher-quality apps. In many cases, it’s simply causing confusion.
The growth rate is the fastest yet that Apple has hit 60 percent adoption of a new OS. That growth has plateaued somewhat in the last week, but it should get another big boost soon, as Apple is expected to introduce a smaller iPad on Tuesday
With the release of iOS 6, Apple has accordingly updated many of its homebrewed mobile apps. Here is a look at how the software upgrade has improved the Find My Friends app, and how you can use it to track your friends’ locations.
The one big omission in Apple’s reimagined Podcasts app is the ability to organize and create playlists for your podcasts. If this feature is still important to you, you may want to consider one of these third-party alternatives.
About 60 percent of iPhone owners have upgraded to iOS 6. iPad owners are close behind, with 45 percent upgrading in the first week and a half. iPod touch owners, meanwhile, were least likely to upgrade right away, with just under 40 percent installing iOS 6.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: fixing a major Verizon iPhone 5 bug, the enormous task of improving Maps, decrease in work hours for Apple suppliers, App Store changes in iOS 6, and more.
Apple updated its Find My iPhone app last week with some helpful new features. Here’s a primer on how to locate and keep track of all your various Apple devices using the service.
Using the app for what it’s advertised for — scanning barcodes — works as intended. But getting to that point was more complex than it should be. In all, the app feels incomplete and perhaps rushed. In other words, it doesn’t feel like an Apple product yet.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: App Store traffic goes through the roof, alternatives to Apple maps, Retina support finally comes to Office, yet another patent troll targets Apple, and more.
The update contains the promised Facebook integration that was not yet available when the software was initially rolled out in late July. Other additions help Mountain Lion keep pace with new features rolled out in iOS 6 Wednesday.
You can finally get your hands on Apple’s latest iOS upgrade: iOS 6. It’s starting to become available for download as of Wednesday morning. You’ll find new Mail features, a better Siri, Facebook integration throughout the OS, improved Notifications, Passbook, Shared PhotoStreams and improved App Store.
Up until iOS 6, I’d considered Apple’s mobile Mail app merely adequate for my needs. Now, it’s moved into not-half-bad territory. Here’s a rundown of my experiences using the new features of the Mail app, which will be available to everyone when iOS 6 rolls out Wednesday.
Apple’s yearly iPhone event is always a big deal. This year’s differs a bit because, for the famously secretive Apple, the expected iPhone 5 is one of the worst-kept Apple secrets ever. Thanks to an inordinate number of leaks, here’s what we can expect on Wednesday.
We got just a taste of some companies participating in Passbook, the new location-aware ticket and coupon app in Apple’s iOS 6. A new report says two major airlines will be integrating with the service, making it that much more useful for future users.
At WWDC in June, Apple only briefly mentioned the iOS App Store would be getting a makeover. But the lack of emphasis on the details at the time doesn’t accurately reflect how important those changes are going to be for both developers and users.
From iOS developer Kudit, the service will let anyone easily participate in iOS Passbook, a feature coming in the next version of the software. In the future, PassSource will also offer an analytics dashboard for pass creators to track how their passes are being used.
Coming in iOS 6 this fall is a more social photo feature called Shared Photo Streams. We walk you through how it will work: how to set it up, and how you can then start sharing, liking and commenting on your iPhone-owning friends’ photos.
As the Pebble smartwatch proved, to help sell a wearable device, you need support for iOS. Thanks to the new iOS 6 software, which now supports text message sharing over Bluetooth, the MetaWatch team is banking on Apple fans to fund its new Strata smartwatch.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Steve Jobs’ gives Obama’s campaign social media advice, Apple’s new “free” websites, updated security permissions in iOS 6 and slightly creepy geo-fencing features in Find My Friends.
9to5Mac’s report on Tuesday seems to support some developers’ hopes that the next iPhone would have a taller screen without an altered resolution. Though the report concerns a test device, the scenario laid out should be amenable to developers and iPhone buyers.