Apple releases iOS 6.1 software update, jailbreak coming on Sunday?View gallery - 2 images
Has your iOS device grown bored of running the same firmware for the last three months? Fear not, for after seeding five different betas to developers, Apple today released iOS 6.1 to the public. Perhaps the most exciting detail of this update, though, is that it opens the door for an imminent jailbreak.
More LTE, Siri goes to the movies
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iOS 6.1 includes several tweaks, but the biggest is support for new LTE carriers around the world. New LTE locales include Italy, Denmark, and several areas in the Middle East. In total, Apple added 36 new iPhone and 23 new iPad LTE operators.
Siri also gets a minor upgrade in iOS 6.1., with US users now able to use the virtual assistant to buy movie tickets through Fandango. When asking Siri about movie times, supported theaters will include a "buy tickets" link. Click it, and the Fandango app will open to complete your transaction.
Super Bowl jailbreak?
iOS 6.1 is a relatively minor update, but its corresponding jailbreak will be anything but. A team of iOS developers, dubbed the evad3rs, is prepping a major hack that will liberate all recent iOS devices, including the iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5G.
One of the jailbreak scene's most prominent devs, Musclenerd, hinted that this Sunday will be fun-day for jailbreakers. Following the iOS 6.1 release, he mentioned Sunday's (American Football) Super Bowl with a link to the jailbreak team's site.
Once the hack is available, you can check Gizmag for complete iOS 6.1 jailbreak instructions. In the meantime, you can check out our iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak guide for older devices.
Source: AppleView gallery - 2 images