Apple Seeds First iOS 6.1 Beta to Developers

Apple today released the first beta of iOS 6.1 to developers. The beta has a build number of 10B5095f, versus 10A523 (10A525 for the iPhone 5) for the just-released iOS 6.0.1.

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Apple mentions a number of changes and known issues, including several related to how developers can integrate Apple's new mapping service in their apps, as well as an improvement to how boarding passes are handled in Passbook, and a few minor changes to Safari.

Registered developers can download the beta via Apple's Developer page.

Top Rated Comments

blue rocket Avatar
150 months ago
i swear to god, if someone says bring back google maps one more time i'm going to lose it.

Google Maps on iPhone SUCKED, it was AWFUL... no turn by turn, awful interface... it just plain sucked.

If Google Maps was what it is on a Android phone, then I can understand... but as it was... I can't see why anyone in their right mind would want it back.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bathplug Avatar
150 months ago
Does it

Bring back google maps?
Remove the tacky colour changing status bars?
Fix or bring back the old app store?
Bring back the cloud icons and ability to delete individual songs in itunes match?
Remove the facebook & twitter icons scattered around ios even though I'm not signed into either service in settings?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thunderhawks Avatar
150 months ago
Does it

Bring back google maps?
Remove the tacky colour changing status bars?
Fix or bring back the old app store?
Bring back the cloud icons and ability to delete individual songs in itunes match?
Remove the facebook & twitter icons scattered around ios even though I'm not signed into either service in settings?

no, but Safari will be snappier
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Soundflunky Avatar
150 months ago
The album art on the 5 no longer looks out of position.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WestonHarvey1 Avatar
150 months ago
Obligatory

Does it <insert thing not listed in release notes>?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
isoft7 Avatar
150 months ago
I installed it on my 4s and it rebooted into Android 4.2? :confused:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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