iOS 5.1 will be available starting today

iOS 5.1 rumored to be coming on or around March 9

Apple has just announced that iOS 5.1 will be available to consumers starting today. Among the new features that will be included are things such as Siri support in Japan and the ability to delete individual photos within Photo Stream.

No word on whether the new iPad 3 will be released with iOS 5.1 or something higher. iOS 5.1 will probably start showing up as an update for many users after the iPad event is over today. If you manage to catch it in iTunes, let us know!

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Allyson Kazmucha

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iOS 5.1 will be available starting today


I wonder if they fixed the issue of syncing music to the iphone...something tells me they didn't.

Itunes won't sync music using the 'Date Added' column. Really annoying if you want to listen to your newer music first, not last.

Wonder what else it's got.
Any news on toggles in the notification centre???
If not I'll stick with jailbreak thanks

November was the last official update. That feels like so long ago now. I'm looking forward to the new update and features included :)

Downloading it now OTA, it just came up for me. I'm on Verizon in NYC if that helps. Just keep checking.

Out in the UK but from the change log I'll stick with 5.0.1 and Jailbreak
Nothing in there to make me rush for the update button and loose jailbreak.

I'm going to update my iPad 2 as soon as it is available, but not my 4s. Both are jailbroken but nothing Jailbreak on the ipad that I can't live without.

I'm trying to update iPad 2 but just keep getting error to try again. Has 50% battery and plugged in. What's up?

Trying to go OTA and keep getting an error message here in central Ohio. Says "unable to check". Bummed.

Why isn't it here in Canada? It's in Japan, we're neighbours to the USA and the update totally skipped us...

Hello fellow iphone users:
It appears the new iOS 5.1 has increased the "vibration" of the phone during notifications (ie. e-mail, text, etc). such that my iPhone 4S viabrates with a "rattling" type sound inside of it. Sounds as if something is loose inside the phone - never had it before. Let me know if others have experienced this.