Apple launches iOS 4.1


Apple is officially unveiling iOS 4.1 for the iPhone and iPod touch today. The new version fixes a number of bugs, including a proximity sensor bug and Bluetooth problems. Apple CEO Steve Jobs also says that the new version improves performance on the iPhone 3G (and hopefully the iPod touch as well). The iPhone 3G was notoriously sluggish after upgrading to iOS 4.0, and hopefully the new operating system should improve the performance.

Other changes in iOS 4.1 include support for uploading HD videos over WiFi and support for High Dynamic Range photographs.

Apple is also officially launching GameCenter, which provides video game APIs for developers and social features for users. You can play multi-player games against your friends, or use the auto-matching feature to find people to play against.

Jobs also announced that users will be able to rent TV shows from iTunes for $0.99 each.

Apple says iOS 4.1 will be available for download from iTunes next week.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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