Good and Latest News: IOS 5.1 is available for download now.
At its event in San Francisco Wednesday, Apple announced it would release iOS 5.1 and that it would bring Japanese-language support for Siri, the voice assistant on the iPhone 4S.
The news had been rumored for a few weeks, but now it’s official. There were also rumors that iOS 5.1 would bring a new lock screen for the iPhone, with a camera icon that didn’t require pushing the home button to call up. Apple made no mention of that, but we’ll see if it’s there when we try it out later today.
When will the next major revision of iOS appear, the rumored iOS 6? Although we’ve seen evidence that Apple is testing iOS 6 on devices from its headquarters in California, Apple typically reserves the roll out of its big iOS updates for its developers conference at the beginning of summer. Consumers won’t likely see it available for their iDevices until fall.