The release of iOS 6 in September 2012 will likely be most remembered for Apple's troubled launch of its new Maps app; the data errors and distorted pictures in the app put a major dent in Apple's reputation for smooth software launches. Apple will undoubtedly be hoping that won't be repeated today with the launch of iOS 6.1.
Apple's press release states that the big new feature for iOS 6.1 is that it adds LTE support for 36 more wireless carriers that sell iPhones, along with a further 23 new LTE carriers for the iPad. These additional 4G markets are located in Denmark, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, and parts of the Middle East. iOS 6.1 is supported by the iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S and iPhone 5, along with the iPad 2, third- and fourth-generation iPads, and the new iPad mini. It also supports the fourth- and fifth-generation iPod Touch.
Apple also announced some new stats for its iOS family of products, including the fact that there are now 800,000 apps in the iOS store that have generated a total of over 40 billion downloads. Apple added that there are now over 300 million iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices that are running a version of iOS 6.
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