Here's the New Stuff You'll Get Next Time You Update Your iPhone

By Sam Biddle on at

The beta version of iOS 6.1 is out, which means the real deal will be yours for the downloading, soon-ish. Get a load of all the kinda-minor updates you'll be enjoying and/or freaking out over, right now.

Let's break 'er down. You can now buy movie tickets through Siri. Ask about a movie, if it's showing in a nearby theatre your phone will show you that, and then theatres with a little ticket icon listed beside them will launch you into the Fandango app. Buy your tickets.

Siri, unfortunately, still requires that you talk to her like she's a half-deaf child, and she often responds like one, too. Beta, beta, beta.

Apple Maps, lightning rod of vanishing restaurants and whining, now includes an option to report any problems you're having with the service. On the one hand, this is nice, in that maybe it'll help Apple get its shit together. On the other hand—Apple, are you fucking kidding? Fix your own maps for the devices we paid hundreds of dollars for. We're not your beta testers.

Finally, the icons on the lock screen's music controls have been spaced out, and are certainly more comfortable to use. The little virtual reflection effect has been added to the volume slider, too.

The revolution is now. We'll let you know as soon as iOS 6.1 is official and open to the public.