There were one or two rumours floating around that iOS 6 might be announced alongside yesterday's unveiling of the iPad3. Alas 'twas not the case, but iOS 5 has nonetheless been given a bit of a polish and a decimal place.
As a Japanophile and budding speaker of the language, I'm happy to note that Japanese is now supported by Siri (Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface) . One can't help but smile a little childishly when one considers that "R" and "L" are essentially the same consonant in Japanese though. It's silly, really.
Other new features of iOS 5.1 include being able to now unlock straight to the camera, improved Face Recognition algorithm, and an improved UI for the camera app itself.
There have been some tweaks to improve battery life, and the update also includes some iPad-specific love in the form of tablet-optimised audio and video.
iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch owners can grab iOS 5.1 right now via iTunes.
Scribbled by Tom