iOS 5.1.1 Comes with Improved HDR Reliability; Details of Apple's iTV (HDTV) Revealed

The iOS 5.1.1 (build number 9B206) for iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone released today includes: improved reliability for the HDR option when accessing the camera app from the lock screen, the ability to switch between 2G and 3G networks on third-gen iPad, and, an "Unable to purchase" alert.The 54.4 MB update comes with following updates:-Improves […]

The iOS 5.1.1 (build number 9B206) for iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone released today includes: improved reliability for the HDR option when accessing the camera app from the lock screen, the ability to switch between 2G and 3G networks on third-gen iPad, and, an "Unable to purchase" alert.

The 54.4 MB update comes with following updates:

-Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut.

  • Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks.
  • Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances.
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List.
  • Fixes an issue where 'Unable to purchase' alert could be displayed after successful purchase.

Apple iOS 5.1.1 Released

Also, Apple's much-hyped (and still entirely mythical) new television set, often referred to as the 'iTV', has been spotted.

According to Cult of Mac, a source claims to have seen a prototype of the new Apple HDTV in the flesh and in action. The source, who likens the device to Apple's current LED-backlit Cinema Displays states, "It resembled an Apple monitor, only much larger."

An integrated iSight camera bringing with it the promise of free FaceTime calls to other Apple device users. The camera reportedly includes facial recognition, along with face track-and-zoom capabilities that can follow a user moving around the room.

Siri voice interaction is another feature -- the source claimed that Apple "used Siri to make a FaceTime call."

"It resembled an Apple monitor, only much larger," our source said.

The Apple HDTV makes FaceTime calls using the built-in iSight camera. The camera is sophisticated, with facial recognition and the ability to zoom into the user's face and follow them as they walk around the room. This allows users to make video calls from the couch across the room, rather than having to stand smack in front of the TV.

In addition, calls are initiated by Siri, the iPhone 4S's virtual assistant. "[Apple] used Siri to make a FaceTime call," the source said.

Apple iTV (HDTV): LED-backlit, Siri, iSight