1/31/13

New 128GB iPad, iOS Updated To 6.1

This week Apple released iOS version 6.1. In addition to stability and security fixes, the new version also supports LTE connectivity for more carriers, allows movie tickets to be bought through Siri, and lets iTunes Match users download individual songs. Another noted change is a large “Report a Problem” button in the Maps app, a sign that Apple is looking for feedback to help improve the data.
Apple also announced a new model to the iPad line. The new one is another version of the 4th generation iPad that has 128GB of storage, up from the previous maximum of 64GB. It will be available on Feb. 5.
There was also an update to Apple TV this week, with a new 5. 2 version of that operating system adding the ability to stream iTunes purchased music directly from Internet, use Bluetooth keyboards, and send audio from Apple TV over AirPlay to other devices. Rumors of a new Apple TV model were both squashed and confirmed by Apple as the company stated that there will be a model update, but the changes will be internal only and not include any new features.

6 Responses to “New 128GB iPad, iOS Updated To 6.1”

  1. Tim says:

    Any change the new iOS 6.1 fixes the horrible job apple did on the podcasts app? – it is almost unuseable

  2. Bernie Asperin says:

    Does this mean that the device gets heavier with storage doubled?

    • Maybe. Probably not. They are probably just using higher capacity chips. Notice that the iPads sold right now are exactly 652 grams, regardless of whether you get 16GB, 32GB or 64GB.

  3. Chris... says:

    Is there a chance future Apple TV software could handle Slingbox input or Amazon streaming? Granted, it’s gilding the lily of interconnectivity, but having those apps on Apple TV would be sweet.

    • I would give very little chance that there would be any Slingbox connectivity. Slingbox is owned by a major satellite company and I would consider them competitors to iTunes and Netflix.
      Amazon: maybe. I don’t see why not. They are competitors in some ways, but an Amazon streaming app exists for iPad, so…

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