Apple Releases iOS 5.1 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Apple has officially seeded iOS 5.1 for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The software update, in addition to providing a number of bug fixes and stability improvements, includes a permanent camera shortcut on the lock screen for iPhone and iPod touch users, a redesigned Camera app for iPad, the ability to delete photos from Photo Stream, and more.

iOS 5.1 is available as a direct download or as an over-the-air delta update on iOS devices, which can be installed by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update and tapping Install Now. Full release notes and direct download links for specific iOS devices is ahead…

iOS 5.1 – Official Release Notes:

  • Japanese language support for Siri (availability may be limited during initial rollout)
  • Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream
  • Camera shortcut now always visible on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
  • Camera face detection now highlights all detected faces
  • Redesigned Camera app for iPad
  • Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers
  • Audio for TV shows and movies on iPad optimized to sound louder and clearer
  • Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30 second rewind for iPad
  • Updated AT&T network indicator
  • Addresses bugs affecting battery life
  • Fixes an issue that occasionally caused audio to drop for outgoing calls

Courtesy of MacStories, we have a convenient list of iOS 5.1 direct download links for each iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad model:

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