Apple providing developers with fifth iOS 6.1 beta version
On Saturday Apple released a fifth iOS 6.1 beta and fed it to the developers. The company’s latest mobile OS is still under testing, but it is expected to bring users a number of features, including enhanced mapping options and Siri-integration, when it launches later this year.
Rumors claim that Apple would soon be rolling out an iOS 6.1 Golden Master. We’ll live ’n see.
Apple made the first iOS 6.1 betas available to developers in November of 2012, two months after iDevice users were given access to iOS 6. The version change came with a number of all-new features like the Apple-designed maligned Maps app, built-in Facebook integration, Photo Stream and Passbook, among others.
Past beta iterations revealed that iOS 6.1 will offer an enhanced Map Kit framework that will allow users to search for map-based place names and points of interest with natural language strings. Additionally, iOS 6.1 will offer Fandango movie ticket purhcases through Siri, as well as refined iCloud security steps when setting up a new device.
Developers can access the fifth iOS 6.1 beta from Apple’s developer website.