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Apple updates iOS to 5.1.1

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Today, Apple updated iOS to version 5.1.1. The update contains security patches and bug fixes for HDR photos, AirPlay, Safari syncing, switching between 2G and 3G networks on the new iPad, and making iTunes purchases from an iOS device.

This update is available for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (3rd generation and later) as well as the iPad (original and current) and iPad 2. Users can download the update through iTunes, or directly on the device by going to Settings, General, and Software Update while connected to Wi-Fi. The update is around 47 MB.

Apple shares the update included the following details:

  • Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
  • Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2F and 3G networks
  • Fixes bugs that afftected Airplay video playback in some circumstances
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
  • Fixes and issue where ‘Unable to purchase’ alert could be displayed after successful purchase
Apple also included the following in its patch notes:

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Later in the day, the updated support page changed to include more details about possible malicious websites and URL spoofing. This addresses an issue first brought to Apple’s attention in March where a malicious website displayed a URL different that the website’s actual address. The new support article is: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5278

Patch your device when you are connected to Wi-Fi and have about 10 minutes. That should be all the time you need to stay up-to-date.



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