Apple Releases iOS 5.1 and iTunes 10.6

Apple has some major announcements in its media event held at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in Sans Francisco. The new iPad was one major announcement among others in the event. Apple has released iTunes 10.6 as well as iOS 5.1 for iPhone and iPad. The company also announced Apple TV’s new 1080p quality and Netflix payment integration.

Apple, in general, seems to be upgrading some of its current video downloads to the 1080p HD that might cause problem with some sensitive content providers.

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iTunes 10.6 adds the ability to play 1080p HD movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store. The release also includes a number of improvements for iTunes Match, including:

  • improved song matching
  • improved album artwork handling, download and display
  • Addresses an issue where songs may skip when playing form iCloud.

Users can now download it through Software Update and Apple’s website.

In addition to iTunes 10.6, Apple has also released iOS 5.1 –the latest version of its mobile operating system. The new operating system includes a new app for iPad, Japanese support for Siri and a range of other features. Users can have it through their device’s Software Update Menu.

As mentioned, the update includes a Japanese language support for Siri along with a feature to delete photos from your device’s Photo Stream. Another useful change is that you need not to double-tap home button to bring up the camera from the lock screen. More importantly, the iOS 5.1 offers an updated Camera app for the iPad.

Although, the current release not a comprehensive one as we have seen in earlier releases, it still offers some better experience over the previous versions. Similar to iOS 5, the latest update is available over-the-air. However, you might have to face delayed time for updating considering the traffic on servers.

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