Apple announces iOS 4.1 with HDR photos and Game Center; Apple TV price dropped to $99

September 1, 2010, By Thomas Antony

Apple has just announced the iOS 4.1 update, bringing in a some notable new features and multiple bug fixes. The new version fixes issues including the proximity sensor issue, Bluetooth connectivity issues and iPhone 3G performance issues. New functionality additions include High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos, HD video uploads over WiFi, TV show rentals and the much-awaited Game Center.

The Game Center boasts a range of new possibilities in the multiplayer gaming arena. It brings in the ability to challenge friends, keep track of scores as well as some new ways to find games. Now that it is out, we can be sure that there will be new games coming in to take advantage of the new capabilities. With Game Center, users will create an alias that represents their online persona. The community service allows players to interact with one another anonymously via their alias.

An update should be reaching iTunes sometimes next week, as a free download for your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Another announcement at the Apple Event today was that the Apple TV would be available in 4 weeks at a new price of $99. It brings in some new cool features such as the ability to push videos or photos from your iPad to your TV. With “AirPlay”, you can stream video from an iPad to the TV.

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