[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Apple has updated its mobile operating system iOS to version 6.1. The update adds LTE capabilities to 36 additional iPhone carriers and 23 additional iPad carriers worldwide, among other things.

Additional updates in iOS 6.1 include the ability to use Siri to purchase movie tickets in the US through Fandango, and the ability to download individual songs for iTunes Match subscribers.

To date, iOS users have uploaded over nine billion photos to Photo Stream, sent over 450 billion iMessages and received over four trillion notifications.

Philip Schiller (Senior vice president, Worldwide Marketing, Apple): 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.

IOS 6.1 is available as a free software update, and is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (third and fourth generation), iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth and fifth generation).

The Apple App Store offers over 800,000 apps, with more than 300,000 native iPad apps. App Store customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps.