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iOS 5.1.1 lacks new features, but squashes plenty of bugs

It has been a good while since we last had an official iOS update from Apple, but we’re pleased to say that a new software update is now available to download. Unfortunately, iOS 5.1.1 doesn’t add any notable new features, but there are a good amount of bug fixes that should please some of you.

Just like previous versions of iOS 5, you’ll be able to install this directly from your iOS device by simply going to general settings and heading into the software update section. If you click ‘learn more’ you can also read a list of what Apple has included in iOS 5.1.1 and there are five notable bug fixes and improvements.

Firstly, Apple has improved the reliability of taking photos using the HDR option when shooting directly from the lock screen shortcut. There’s also some improvements when syncing bookmarks in Safari, as well as a much needed fix when video playback using AirPlay didn’t work as normal.

One aspect which we’re pleased to see a bug fix to though, is when making purchases from the Apple Store. We’re not sure about you, but on some occasions we’ve seen a ‘unable to purchase’ alert flash up on the screen, despite the fact that you’ve already paid for an item. When you are on a bus or train and using a 3G network to buy something off the App Store and this message pops up after having gone through the credit card process – it’s not a nice feeling. Hopefully with this change in iOS 5.1.1, it’s the last time that we see such problems occur.

We’re not entirely surprised to see that Apple hasn’t included any new features, but we just hope that they are saving this for WWDC 2012 which takes place next month. There’s still no word on whether we’ll see a new iPhone at the event, but the next major version of iOS aka iOS 6 is still a good possibility.

If you’ve noticed anything in iOS 5.1.1 that Apple hasn’t mentioned in their notes, be sure to leave a comment below. Are you expecting to see iOS 6 at WWDC or is it too soon in your opinion?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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