Apple Releasing iOS 6 Beta Build 10A5316k and Safari 6 Developer Preview at WWDC?

ios 6 iconA post [Google translation] from the staff of Chinese forum WeiPhone.com claims to share a host of official Apple download links for tomorrow's software releases. While the links are not currently active, they include iOS 6 beta build 10A5316k for a variety of devices, as well as a developer preview of Safari 6 for OS X Lion.

The accuracy of the claim can not be confirmed given that the links are not yet pointing to the files, but clicking on the links does take users to an error page stating "Your session has expired." Altering the URLs to reference a different build number or making other changes yields an "Access denied" error message, suggesting that there is indeed something unique about the leaked URLs.

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A similar list of links addressing last year's downloads also leaked out just as Apple's WWDC 2011 keynote was getting underway.

Assuming that the list is accurate and complete as far as iOS 6 beta is concerned, it appears that Apple will not be including support for the original iPad in its next-generation operating system. In addition, Apple appears to be dropping support for the third-generation iPod touch.

The full list of links includes:

Third-generation iPad
- Consumer: Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + Cellular (GSM), WiFi + Cellular (CDMA)
- Enterprise: Wi-Fi, WiFi + Cellular (GSM), WiFi + Cellular (CDMA)

iPad 2
- Consumer: Wi-Fi, WiFi + 3G (GSM), WiFi + 3G (CDMA), Revised Wi-Fi
- Enterprise: Wi-Fi, WiFi + 3G (GSM), WiFi + 3G (CDMA), Revised Wi-Fi

iPhone
- Consumer: 4S, 4 (GSM), 4 (CDMA), 3GS
- Enterprise: 4S, 4 (GSM), 4 (CDMA), 3GS

iPod touch
- Consumer: 4th Generation
- Enterprise: 4th Generation

Apple TV
- Consumer: 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation

Other iOS
- iOS 6 Beta Guide (PDF)
- Installing Apple TV Software (PDF)

Safari 6
- Consumer: Safari 6 Developer Preview for Lion, Uninstaller

It is unclear whether the leaked list is intended to cover all of Apple's software releases for tomorrow, but we would also expect a new build of OS X Mountain Lion to appear as Apple moves closer to a public release.

(Thanks to @xystudioo on sina weibo!)

Top Rated Comments

labaom Avatar
153 months ago
I don't quite understand why the iPad 1 will not be supported. It is just as powerful as the iPhone 4.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
biohead Avatar
153 months ago
Interesting to see the 3GS still there! Of course no guarantee it'll still get a final release but good to see its at least made it this far!
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Warbrain Avatar
153 months ago
I WILL BE PISSED IF THERE WILL BE NO IOS 6 ON 3rd GEN IPOD TOUCH.

I guess you'll be pissed.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bristleworm Avatar
153 months ago
3GS will still be supported because apple still sells it. Can't say the same about the first iPad.

True. And keep in mind that even if iOS 6 is available for the 3GS, that does not mean all new features will be compatible as well!
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darkslide29 Avatar
153 months ago
It is probably not being included because you can no longer buy the iPad 1 in stores. Everything else you can buy in stores, including the 3GS.
I'd like to see as many devices supported as possible, but it does make sense to do it this way.

I don't quite understand why the iPad 1 will not be supported. It is just as powerful as the iPhone 4.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iDemiurge Avatar
153 months ago
3GS will still be supported because apple still sells it. Can't say the same about the first iPad.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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