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Apple on Monday released iOS 6.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, packing a number of bug fixes and software enhancements, including the ability to purchase movie tickets through Siri.

iOS 6.1


iOS 6.1 is now available to download through the Software Update option in Settings. Apple said the update contains bug fixes, as well as the following highlighted improvements:
  • LTE support for more carriers
  • Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
  • iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
  • New button to reset the Advertising identifier

Apple also uncharacteristically issued a press release Monday afternoon to announce the launch of iOS 6.1. The company touted that the latest update adds LTE capabilities to a total of 36 additional iPhone carriers, as well as 23 additional iPad carriers.

"iOS 6 is the world?s most advanced mobile operating system, and with nearly 300 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices on iOS 6 in just five months, it may be the most popular new version of an OS in history," said Philip Schiller, Apple?s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "iOS 6.1 brings LTE support to more markets around the world, so even more users can enjoy ultrafast Safari browsing, FaceTime video calls, iCloud services, and iTunes and App Store downloads."

The release of iOS 6.1 comes just a few days after Apple issued one last beta to its development community. Apple did not identify that beta build as a "golden master" copy when it was provided to developers on Saturday ? a rare weekend release necessitated by the fact that the previous beta was set to expire on Sunday.

Apple first began testing beta builds of iOS 6.1 with developers last November. The free software update is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (third and fourth generation), iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth and fifth generation).
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Bug fixes: let's hope they fixed the browser lockup and stalls.
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Re: "New button to reset the Advertising identifier"

Can't wait to try that.

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On my iPad it says "iOS 6.1" . On my iPhone 5, it says "iOS 6.1 beta 4" update. Weird!

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Hope it fixes non-iCloud email notifications that don't appear on the screen anymore. My phone just vibrates or chimes for a new email, but never shows it on the front screen before unlocking the phone. Massively annoying since I have to manage 2 exchange accounts getting emails all day long, constantly unlocking my phone just to see what email came through. 

 

My roommates gmail account does the same thing. 

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Is fandango still around? Are there people who pay over the retail price for movie tickets when you can get them in Costco discounted by a third?
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This should be 6.0.3, not 6.1.

How underwhelming. Now all those posts advertising open iOS software engineer positions at Apple makes sense; evidently, iOS has a total of two engineers and one intern doing all development work if all they came up with in a x.1 update are these measly features.

That BB10 is looking hotter and hotter by the day...
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Originally Posted by macinthe408 View Post
This should be 6.0.3, not 6.1.

How underwhelming. Now all those posts advertising open iOS software engineer positions at Apple makes sense; evidently, iOS has a total of two engineers and one intern doing all development work if all they came up with in a x.1 update are these measly features.

That BB10 is looking hotter and hotter by the day...

 

4/10. If you had used "stale" anywhere in there and not mentioned BlackBerry, I could have given you a 6, but quite frankly no one is going to accept that this is a legitimate belief or position.

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I'm glad we can now get individual song downloads from iTunes Match. Before this you had to make a playlist and then put the individual song(s) from the album(s) into the playlist to DL them, and then delete the playlist. Not very Applesque.

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This should be 6.0.3, not 6.1.

How underwhelming. Now all those posts advertising open iOS software engineer positions at Apple makes sense; evidently, iOS has a total of two engineers and one intern doing all development work if all they came up with in a x.1 update are these measly features.

That BB10 is looking hotter and hotter by the day...

1) How do you know what changes have been done that would make this territory point update over a secondary point update? I feel tertiary point updates should be reserved for basic bug fixes whilst secondary point updates for substantial additions and refinements to frameworks and OS apps. Do you really think that an addition of Fandango in Siri is the same as a bug fix for the baseband processor to fix a battery issue? I don't.

2) The BB10 looks great but how is there OS update process better than Apple's? What history do they have for BB10 that has been released?

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This should be 6.0.3, not 6.1.

How underwhelming. Now all those posts advertising open iOS software engineer positions at Apple makes sense; evidently, iOS has a total of two engineers and one intern doing all development work if all they came up with in a x.1 update are these measly features.

That BB10 is looking hotter and hotter by the day...

 

Bulk of development would be targeting iOS 7 for said iOS Engineering positions.

 

Never mind the fact that OS X 10.8.3 and upcoming hardware offerings will also house an even larger core of engineering staff.

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This means that the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 will finally be released. I'm happy, my iPad will be jailborked again, meaning I'll be able to capture mirrored analog video from it once more.
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I'm glad we can now get individual song downloads from iTunes Match. Before this you had to make a playlist and then put the individual song(s) from the album(s) into the playlist to DL them, and then delete the playlist. Not very Applesque.

It used to work perfectly before. Then Apple came and removed it, so you had to go through the hassle of using the playlist trick which you mention.

 

I had been whining about iTunes Match for a while now, so I'm glad that they fixed it and returned it to how it used to be.

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It will not download to my 5th generation iPod touch says I'm not connected to the Internet and I'm home using all other devices on the same Wifi net work anybody else having this issue bare in mind that my iPhone and iPad downloaded the update and I started them all at the same time
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Re: "New button to reset the Advertising identifier"

Can't wait to try that.

I was not aware of what Advertising Identifier was all about. After some research it turns out that by default advertisers can track your usage habits.

 

Currently you can go to Settings, General, About, Advertising to see your settings. Limited tracking "Off" means that the advertisers can track you. "On" actually means they can't track you at least not using the Apple Advertising Identifier. I am downloading the 6.1 update now, so I don't know what the new feature is yet. I imagine it allows you to reset the unique identifier to a new random value as to disassociate your device from previous ad tracking. Personally I would just rather it allowed all ad tracking to be disabled. Apple has said that in the future all ad tracking will done using the identifier and no more use of UUID will be allowed. That will be good as then you will be able to completely turn off tracking.

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6.0.1
6.1

All fine and dandy these versions; what I wanna know is:

  1. when is my iPhone going to connect over LTE in my country,
  2. what speed gains can I get,
  3. will a software upgrade make it compatible with a 800MHz band,
  4. will it support SVLTE (Simultaneous Voice and LTE) or VoLTE (Voice Over LTE),
  5. which provider supports which bands,
  6. what does "UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)" [for North America GSM] or UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5) [for GSM International] actually mean?

And so on and so forth.

I like tech, read a lot on the possibilities but where does one go for a 'laymen question'? Wikipedia is so full of all the LTE variations that it's easier to understand that Siri Movie Ticket Purchase won't do squad for me because Siri Movie is available in only 11 countries.

I really hope Neelie Kroes will keep on pushing for 'consumer rights' meaning she wants manufacturers to support LTE to its clients when the box reads LTE. In Europe, this is a problem, possibly in the States too(?)
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[" url="/t/155675/apple-releases-ios-6-1-with-itunes-match-improvements-siri-movie-ticket-sales#post_2266540"]It used to work perfectly before. Then Apple came and removed it, so you had to go through the hassle of using the playlist trick which you mention.

I had been whining about iTunes Match for a while now, so I'm glad that they fixed it and returned it to how it used to be.

I'm fairly new to iTunes Match. I've not been too thrilled with it as I think we discussed previously. Then at some point after that there were duplicate items on my iPhone but not in iTunes and playlists that were correct in iTunes would be missing many tracks on the iPhone. I had to wipe my iPhone and start from scratch to fix the issue.

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This should be 6.0.3, not 6.1.

How underwhelming. Now all those posts advertising open iOS software engineer positions at Apple makes sense; evidently, iOS has a total of two engineers and one intern doing all development work if all they came up with in a x.1 update are these measly features.

That BB10 is looking hotter and hotter by the day...

 

Indeed; perhaps 6.0.2.1 would be even more appropriate.

 

What an absolutely IRRELEVANT release - two of the main featured changes are country-specific and very limited in their usefulness (Fandango who?), while the other refers to the even-less-relevant iTunes Match.

 

As for "advertising" reset, I don't even know what that means and how it works.

 

It seems like we need yet another revolution at Apple.

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It will not download to my 5th generation iPod touch says I'm not connected to the Internet and I'm home using all other devices on the same Wifi net work anybody else having this issue bare in mind that my iPhone and iPad downloaded the update and I started them all at the same time

Im having the same issue with my iPod Touch 5th gen. I dont know how to fix it.

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All fine and dandy these versions; what I wanna know is:
  1. when is my iPhone going to connect over LTE in my country,
  2. what speed gains can I get,
  3. will a software upgrade make it compatible with a 800MHz band,
  4. will it support SVLTE (Simultaneous Voice and LTE) or VoLTE (Voice Over LTE),
  5. which provider supports which bands,
  6. what does "UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)" [for North America GSM] or UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5) [for GSM International] actually mean?

  1. Don't know.
  2. Speeds vary but you won't be disappointed.
  3. If it doesn't already have the HW for it no firmware update will make it work.
  4. (For the first part) Not with the iPhone due to the antenna setup; (For the second part) Not right now and chances are you'll hear about some other vendor's phone having this capability in your country before the iPhone gets it.
  5. You'll have to ask the provider, cross-check with phones they currently sell, or perhaps it's listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks#Europe
  6. It means your iPhone 5 will only ever work on bands I, III, and V for LTE which are detailed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-UTRA#Frequency_bands_and_channel_bandwidths

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This should be 6.0.3, not 6.1.

How underwhelming. Now all those posts advertising open iOS software engineer positions at Apple makes sense; evidently, iOS has a total of two engineers and one intern doing all development work if all they came up with in a x.1 update are these measly features.

That BB10 is looking hotter and hotter by the day...

 

God, what a mind-numbing post. Yes, because obviously Apple isn't working on another major iOS update behind the scenes, right? iOS7 is rumored to be the biggest iOS overhaul since inception. But clearly this .1 update is what Apple is and was hiring everyone for, right? This 6.1 has been in beta for a long time, and we already knew what it did and did not include. No sane person expected major new features. Please jump to BB10 when it releases and save us from more of your tiresome, trollish, childish posts. 

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Indeed; perhaps 6.0.2.1 would be even more appropriate.

 

What an absolutely IRRELEVANT release - two of the main featured changes are country-specific and very limited in their usefulness (Fandango who?), while the other refers to the even-less-relevant iTunes Match.

 

As for "advertising" reset, I don't even know what that means and how it works.

 

It seems like we need yet another revolution at Apple.

 

Unbelievable. Why don't you list us some thing were were expecting for this 0.1 release? Another revolution? I guess I missed the part under Steve Jobs where these kinds of point releases included major new features or something. Oh wait, that was never the case. DO you think that just MAYBE Apple is working its ass off on the next major release of iOS? Do you realize iOS6 was released barely 3 months ago? Please jump to another platform like the other guy, although you'll soon realize that's how updates work with any company. Grow up. 

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Is fandango still around? Are there people who pay over the retail price for movie tickets when you can get them in Costco discounted by a third?

Yes. People with no Costco near where they live. Where I live Fandango is actually cheaper than the price at the theater.

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Indeed; perhaps 6.0.2.1 would be even more appropriate.

 

What an absolutely IRRELEVANT release - two of the main featured changes are country-specific and very limited in their usefulness (Fandango who?), while the other refers to the even-less-relevant iTunes Match.

 

As for "advertising" reset, I don't even know what that means and how it works.

 

It seems like we need yet another revolution at Apple.

 

Yeah I miss the days when there was a lot of excitement for new iOS releases, even between major versions.  There used to be some really fast paced cool stuff coming out a couple of times a year, generating a lot of buzz.  

 

 

I REALLY hope Apple has something great cooking for iOS 7.  I think this is where the real magic can happen this year.  I, of course, expect to see the usual bump in iPhone, iPod, and iPad specs but I don't think there's anything revolutionary that can be done in hardware yet.  We don't want 5" screens on phones, LCD resolution is already insanely high, connector was just updated.  Any hardware updates are going to be minor bumps to processor and camera.  Making a great iOS 7 will make all iOS devices more attractive.

 

My Wishlist:

Redesigned notification center

Redesigned application screen with a better way to move, organize, delete, launch, and resume apps.

Full 3rd party Siri and maps integration.

Call block options. 

 

Allow apps to enhance core phone functionality ,incoming/outgoing calls, D-N-D, calendar, keyboard, text messaging, phonebook, settings.  

 

Dropbox like sync for documents, pictures, videos, etc on iOS devices between computer and/or other iOS devices.  Direct, not through iCloud

 

Direct app distribution outside of iTunes.  Maybe through email or URL.  Still has to be digitally signed from an Apple registered developer.

 

Basically, blow away Android OS and make iOS the clear winner in every category.

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I'm fairly new to iTunes Match. I've not been too thrilled with it as I think we discussed previously. Then at some point after that there were duplicate items on my iPhone but not in iTunes and playlists that were correct in iTunes would be missing many tracks on the iPhone. I had to wipe my iPhone and start from scratch to fix the issue.

Not perfectly implemented but a great idea. I am also fairly new to the service so I didn't realize that this was a returning feature as Apple][ points out. For us (family) it has simplified things a lot. Now our library is in the cloud and everyone takes what they want from that library. For 27 bucks per year its a great service. Now with individual song downloads its gotten a little better. Overall I am super pleased with the service.

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Just FYI: the Advertising Identifier reset button is buried way down in Settings -> General -> About -> Advertising.  
 
There's also an on/off switch for the "Limit Ad Tracking" setting.

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A question: Is anyone experiencing random buzzing, when there's nothing to precipitate it, since installing iOS 6.1?  

 

My phone randomly buzzes, but it's not on vibrate to begin with.  And when I check, there are no new texts, calls, mails, nothing.  Am I the only one with this issue?

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Yeah I miss the days when there was a lot of excitement for new iOS releases, even between major versions.  There used to be some really fast paced cool stuff coming out a couple of times a year, generating a lot of buzz.  

 

 

I guess you remember history differently than I do, but I don't recall when this was ever consistently happening. The most significant front facing change between major releases that i recall was the addition of camera access from lock screen. What exactly is this 'excitement' and 'fast-paced' stuff you're referring to that used to happen? Or is this another case of revisionist "it was better under SJ" history? Apple always waiting until the next major release to add highly asked for changes/features. 

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It will not download to my 5th generation iPod touch says I'm not connected to the Internet and I'm home using all other devices on the same Wifi net work anybody else having this issue bare in mind that my iPhone and iPad downloaded the update and I started them all at the same time
Same thing for me. I've tried restoring, using iTunes to get the update, and OTA, nothing works.
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Bug fixes: let's hope they fixed the browser lockup and stalls.

 

No need to fix a bug that doesn't exist accept for Google search counts. 3/10 on the troll meter.

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This means that the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 will finally be released. I'm happy, my iPad will be jailborked again, meaning I'll be able to capture mirrored analog video from it once more.

 

Dream on. The bozos trying to jailbreak iOS 6 are long on talk and posturing but short on delivery.

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This means that the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 will finally be released. I'm happy, my iPad will be jailborked again, meaning I'll be able to capture mirrored analog video from it once more.

Dream on. The bozos trying to jailbreak iOS 6 are long on talk and posturing but short on delivery.

A release was promised for when iOS 6.1 GM was released, to prevent the security hole from getting fixed. Since iOS 6.1 is now public, they can now release the jailbreak. Do you have any evidence to support your claim that this information is inaccurate?

This is not to mention the fact that iOS 6 was promptly owned at pwn2own through a remotely exploitable security hole.
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I guess you remember history differently than I do, but I don't recall when this was ever consistently happening. The most significant front facing change between major releases that i recall was the addition of camera access from lock screen. What exactly is this 'excitement' and 'fast-paced' stuff you're referring to that used to happen? Or is this another case of revisionist "it was better under SJ" history? Apple always waiting until the next major release to add highly asked for changes/features. 

 

I didn't say consistently or front-facing.   Sometimes even the little things make for an anticipated version.

 

Some examples:

1.1.1: Home button double-click

1.1.1: TV out

1.1.1: new calculator app

1.1.3: new apps for iPod touch

1.1.3: GPS-like functionality using WIFI

1.1.3: rearrange home screen icons

1.1.3: SMS front end updates

1.1.3: multi-touch keyboard

 

2.1: indicator updates, lots of SMS enhancements, EXIF photo data in emails

 

2.2: street view, share location, maps cache, app store categories, lots of other stuff

 

There were other huge lists of updates in iOS 1,2,3, and 4 minor versions, you can look it up.  Things slowed down a lot in 5, and 6.  Part of the reason is a lot of the little updates and enhancements in the early minor versions were because there were a lot of flaws and complaints in the beginning.  So the updates were lots of small things but highly anticipated.

 

Things have slowed down probably in part because iOS has matured, but to me it makes the energy and pace of iOS feel slow and stagnant.  I've seen too many companies with mature software just sit on it and loose the excitement and energy of the early days.  Apple needs to spark it back up again with big updates and hand out some nice nuggets during the in-between months too.

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This should be 6.0.3, not 6.1.

How underwhelming. Now all those posts advertising open iOS software engineer positions at Apple makes sense; evidently, iOS has a total of two engineers and one intern doing all development work if all they came up with in a x.1 update are these measly features.

That BB10 is looking hotter and hotter by the day...

 

Go for it. I dare you.

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I didn't say consistently or front-facing.   Sometimes even the little things make for an anticipated version.

 

Some examples:

1.1.1: Home button double-click

1.1.1: TV out

1.1.1: new calculator app

1.1.3: new apps for iPod touch

1.1.3: GPS-like functionality using WIFI

1.1.3: rearrange home screen icons

1.1.3: SMS front end updates

1.1.3: multi-touch keyboard

 

2.1: indicator updates, lots of SMS enhancements, EXIF photo data in emails

 

2.2: street view, share location, maps cache, app store categories, lots of other stuff

 

There were other huge lists of updates in iOS 1,2,3, and 4 minor versions, you can look it up.  Things slowed down a lot in 5, and 6.  Part of the reason is a lot of the little updates and enhancements in the early minor versions were because there were a lot of flaws and complaints in the beginning.  So the updates were lots of small things but highly anticipated.

 

Things have slowed down probably in part because iOS has matured, but to me it makes the energy and pace of iOS feel slow and stagnant.  I've seen too many companies with mature software just sit on it and loose the excitement and energy of the early days.  Apple needs to spark it back up again with big updates and hand out some nice nuggets during the in-between months too.

 

Ok, thanks for the clarification. I only started using an iPhone after 3.x, and didn't notice any changed between major updates.

Another thing to consider is that every change is now a much heavier decision for Apple, as iOS is being used by hundreds of millions of people on an increasing number of devices, so much more time, caution and care much be given if a change is to be made. I assume Apple would rather take these risks and transitions during a major release. 

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Yeah I miss the days when there was a lot of excitement for new iOS releases, even between major versions.  There used to be some really fast paced cool stuff coming out a couple of times a year, generating a lot of buzz.  

 

 

I REALLY hope Apple has something great cooking for iOS 7.  I think this is where the real magic can happen this year.  I, of course, expect to see the usual bump in iPhone, iPod, and iPad specs but I don't think there's anything revolutionary that can be done in hardware yet.  We don't want 5" screens on phones, LCD resolution is already insanely high, connector was just updated.  Any hardware updates are going to be minor bumps to processor and camera.  Making a great iOS 7 will make all iOS devices more attractive.

 

My Wishlist:

Redesigned notification center

Redesigned application screen with a better way to move, organize, delete, launch, and resume apps.

Full 3rd party Siri and maps integration.

Call block options. 

 

Allow apps to enhance core phone functionality ,incoming/outgoing calls, D-N-D, calendar, keyboard, text messaging, phonebook, settings.  

 

Dropbox like sync for documents, pictures, videos, etc on iOS devices between computer and/or other iOS devices.  Direct, not through iCloud

 

Direct app distribution outside of iTunes.  Maybe through email or URL.  Still has to be digitally signed from an Apple registered developer.

 

Basically, blow away Android OS and make iOS the clear winner in every category.

 

I 100% agree with the need for call blocking options. For unknown reasons, suddenly I'm getting all kinds of e-mail, texts and calls that are cluttering up my phone. I'd love to block these with a vengeance.

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I don't know what people are bitching about. It's a point update to iOS 6 not a major release, some of the people here seemed to expect a feature set update close to a new version of iOS.
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iPad, Macbook Pro, iPhone, heck I even have iLife! :-)
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Just noticed in Maps they now have a very large button that says "Report a Problem". This is a good sign. I'll have to see if some of the more popular Maps location screw-ups have been fixed...

Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

GOA

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Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

GOA

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