Apple Releases iOS 6 Beta 3 to Developers

Apple today released the third beta of iOS 6, the company's next-generation mobile operating system set to launch "this fall", presumably alongside new iPhone hardware in the September-October timeframe.

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The third beta, which arrives as Build 10A5355d, comes three weeks after the previous developer version of Build 10A5338d.

We'll update this post with additional information on the new release as it surfaces.

Users are tracking new changes both in the forum thread associated with this article and in this thread. One key addition observed so far is a new section in the Settings app for Maps, allowing users to change the volume of the navigation voice, set distances to display in miles or kilometers, set map labels to display either in the local language or always in English, and set map label sizes to either "normal" or "large".

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Other changes include:

- Roadwork and traffic accidents showing up in Maps app
- Answer and Decline buttons for FaceTime calls have returned
- iMessage on iPad now accepting phone number as valid contact info
- Greater 3D Flyover coverage in Maps
- Glyphs for bookmarks, Reading List, and history in Safari
- Auto-brightness changes gradually

Update: Also released today: Xcode Developer Preview 3 and Apple TV Software beta 3.

Top Rated Comments

brendu Avatar
155 months ago
Non Developers, are you really going to pay $99 to get iOS 6 early? That seems a bit silly to me. I am just as impatient as anyone else when it comes to new gadgets and software to play with but why pay a hundred dollars now for something that will be free in a couple months...
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
distemp Avatar
155 months ago
With each beta release...my urge to try iOS 6 rises...
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jordo5150 Avatar
155 months ago
people installing without reading the release notes... Scary.

What are the release notes going to say to stop anyone from installing?

*In this version nothing works. We have fixed no bugs since the last version, and in fact have made the battery life worse.

If you have Beta 2 it's a no brainer to upgrade regardless of what the release notes say.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newagemac Avatar
155 months ago
I haven't been this excited about iOS since introduction of the App Store! Well it's not just iOS I'm excited about. It's the combination of iOS 6 and Mountain Lion and iCloud. First time I will feel like I have a nicely integrated experience whether in the office or mobile between all my computers and devices.

Bring it on Apple!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gemütlichkeit Avatar
155 months ago
Non Developers, are you really going to pay $99 to get iOS 6 early?
no
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ECUpirate44 Avatar
155 months ago
You could brick your device.

completly false.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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