Apple has been touting iOS 6 as 'the world's most advanced operating system,' and has now released the iOS 6.1 update, which may call for the firm to think up an even more ostentatious slogan for the software.
To date, Apple claims iOS users have uploaded over nine billion photos to Photo Stream, sent over 450 billion iMessages and received over four trillion notifications, while almost 300m iOS devices are running on iOS 6.
6.1 will expand LTE support to 36 and 23 new iPhone and iPad carriers, respectively, enabling 4G to iPhone 5, iPad Mini and Retina Display iPad users. This comes after Apple's LTE-enabled iPad 3 was hit with false advertising complaints in a number of countries, overlooking the fact that not all regions had 4G at the time of release.
A partnership with Fandango will allow US-based iOS 6.1 users to book cinema tickets through Siri, while iTunes Match subscribers able to download individual songs to their iOS devices from iCloud.
Philip Schiller, SVP of worldwide marketing, Apple, said: "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 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 6.1 update is available for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (third and fourth generation), iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPod touch (fourth and fifth generation).