iOS 5.1 GM with two secret features passes Apple's testing - report

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in iPad edited January 2014


The golden master build of iOS 5.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is said to have passed Apple's internal quality assurance testing and will arrive in the coming days with Japanese support for Siri and other unknown features.



The hacker known as "Chronic," who is a member of the iOS jailbreaking community, revealed the news in a post to his official blog on Tuesday, citing a "very solid source." He said the golden master of iOS 5.1 recently completed a three-week "vigorous quality assurance phase," and should be released in the coming days.



The software update is expected to have support for the Japanese language with Siri, Apple's voice control personal assistant software currently found in the iPhone 4S. The GM build of iOS 5.1 is said to be known as "9B176."



In addition, iOS 5.1 is said to include two unknown new features that have not yet been leaked to the public. The update is also said to feature an easier method of accessing the camera from the lock screen, something that was leaked in a screenshot of an alleged pre-GM build of iOS 5.1 last month.



iOS 5.1 has reportedly been tested internally at Apple, as well as with various carriers and partners. Because of this, the build may already be in the hands of some unauthorized people, but because the firmware is not being signed on external servers, it cannot be installed on any unauthorized iOS devices.











Apple began seeding beta releases of iOS 5.1 to developers last November. A second beta arrived in December, followed by a third beta in January, but since then there have not been any new betas issued to developers.



It's likely that iOS 5.1 will be discussed or even released at Apple's media event on Wednesday in San Francisco, where the company is expected to unveil its third-generation iPad. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.



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  • charlitunacharlituna Posts: 7,063member
    Two secret features?



    That would be multi user and the new porn mode
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 39,487member
    You want secret features, swipe left or right on the Calculator app.
  • macky the mackymacky the macky Posts: 4,577member
    iOS 5.1 will be so magical that it can raise the dead. Steve Jobs will make a surprise appearance to demo this feature.
  • fishstick_kittyfishstick_kitty Posts: 175member
    Ah yes...the super secret "desbloquear" feature
  • gustavgustav Posts: 799member
    Didn't Apple just hire someone from the jailbreak community. I wonder...



    Seriously, iOS 5.1 is going to support the new iPad. The new iPad is likely to have a new software feature or two.
  • gustavgustav Posts: 799member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post


    Two secret features?



    That would be multi user and the new porn mode



    Uhm... isn't that just Private Browsing in Safari?
  • jglonekjglonek Posts: 18member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post


    Two secret features?



    That would be multi user and the new porn mode



    Please please please be multi-user mode for the iPads
  • alienzedalienzed Posts: 393member
    ^^ yep.



    Multi user would be awesome, I'm still unsure why this doesn't exist yet. It would go hand in hand with porn mode though. Or maybe something else in hand.... hmmm
  • solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gustav View Post


    Uhm... isn't that just Private Browsing in Safari?



    He wants multi-user AND porn mode. That goes far beyond Private Browsing, that's Orgy Mode.
  • kjacobikjacobi Posts: 15member
    They will make Photostream not SUCK!!!!
  • irelandireland Posts: 15,030member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    You want secret features, swipe left or right on the Calculator app.



    Huh??
  • irelandireland Posts: 15,030member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jglonek View Post


    Please please please be multi-user mode for the iPads



    lol..
  • hauerghauerg Posts: 29member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by alienzed View Post


    ^^ yep.



    Multi user would be awesome, I'm still unsure why this doesn't exist yet.....



    Multiuser would me allow to share my iPod with my wife when travelling. So she would not need to get one of her own. Multiuser is killing sales. Will not happen.
  • irelandireland Posts: 15,030member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kjacobi View Post


    They will make Photostream not SUCK!!!!



    Ability to edit and delete photos from PS would be nice.
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 39,487member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    Huh??



    Sorry, the number field in the app itself. That was WAY too vague.
  • solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Sorry, the number field in the app itself. That was WAY too vague.



    I'm still not getting it. Can it be done on the iPhone? Can it be done on iOS 5.0.1?
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 39,487member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


    I'm still not getting it. Can it be done on the iPhone? Can it be done on iOS 5.0.1?



    Yep. It's just to take back typed-in numbers, nothing special.
  • solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Yep. It's just to take back typed-in numbers, nothing special.



    Okay but you need to have numbers in there first for that to work. That was a critical step I missed.





    "The files are IN the computer!"
  • originalgoriginalg Posts: 369member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


    I'm still not getting it. Can it be done on the iPhone? Can it be done on iOS 5.0.1?



    Type in some numbers and then swipe on the area where the numbers are displayed. it'll delete the last digit entered..actually NO! IT REVEALS A MAP TO WHERE UNICORNS LIVE! WOW!
  • pendergastpendergast Posts: 1,358member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Yep. It's just to take back typed-in numbers, nothing special.



    Mind is blown.



    Now I know how I'll spend my afternoon.
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