Yesterday Apple released the iOS 5.1 upgrade for the iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch. While mostly small updates, an important one in my opinion is the ability to delete photos from the PhotoStream. Being an organized individual, it was a bit frustrating to have photos synced across my iPhone, iPad and computers that were too dark, out of focus, etc. that I was not able to delete. The PhotoStream is extremely nice in that it allows for me to have access to my photos on all devices painlessly. But the lack of organizational freedom bugged me a bit.
With the new update, that freedom is now mine in that I can finally delete poorly photographed photos, as well as those annoying accidental screenshots of my lock and home screens.
Here is the full list of updates according to Apple:
- 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