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Apple makes iOS 4.1 official

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:47PM EST

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At today’s keynote event, Apple announced that iOS 4.1 is coming out of beta and getting official. Additions to the latest iOS code base include bug fixes, HDR photos, and the inclusion of the Game Center. Apple is stating that iOS 4.1 addresses Bluetooth issues, proximity sensor, and iPhone 3G issues that have been reported ad nauseum in Apple’s support forums. HDR photos, for those not familiar, occur when your camera takes several photos — in succession — at different exposure levels. The photos are then combined using software that chooses the optimal lighting conditions, from each of the photos, for each area of the original photo. HDR shots result in images “with preserved or exaggerated local contrast” which increases the artistic effect of your shot. The Game Center will be live in the new OS update and will have several new game titles available. iOS 4.1 will also add HD video uploads to YouTube over Wi-Fi and  TV show rentals (we’re sure there will be more on this later). iOS 4.1 is set to drop next week.

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