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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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Two secret features?

That would be multi user and the new porn mode
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You want secret features, swipe left or right on the Calculator app.

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iOS 5.1 will be so magical that it can raise the dead. Steve Jobs will make a surprise appearance to demo this feature.
post #5 of 48
Ah yes...the super secret "desbloquear" feature
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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.
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Two secret features?

That would be multi user and the new porn mode

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

That would be multi user and the new porn mode

Please please please be multi-user mode for the iPads
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^^ 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
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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.

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They will make Photostream not SUCK!!!!
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You want secret features, swipe left or right on the Calculator app.

Huh??
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Please please please be multi-user mode for the iPads

lol..
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^^ 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.
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They will make Photostream not SUCK!!!!

Ability to edit and delete photos from PS would be nice.
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Huh??

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

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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?

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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.

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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.


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

Gesture for one digit backspace has been there a long time to my knowledge. Have used it from time to time.
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apple moving away from google maps and youtube?
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"The files are IN the computer!"

And the computer is coming from INSIDE THE HOME!

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Gesture for one digit backspace has been there a long time to my knowledge. Have used it from time to time.

Sure, but it's not advertised.

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apple moving away from google maps and youtube?

iOS 6.

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

Why was this never announced as a feature???

All those days I've wasted, holding off, waiting for the iPhone 4SSS and it's 'killer' app...to discover that it's been there all along!

Oh, the humanity!
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post #26 of 48
I hope one of those features are widgets for the iphone. I would like me some widgets. Some very nice looking widgets like the ones in SenseUI.
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Two secret features?

That would be multi user and the new porn mode

Could we stop with the "porn mode" references? Some people are not comfortable with the assumption that:

- all people interested in tech are male
- all males are interested in porn
- all tech males masturbate at their computers.

Until we are all also okay with casual conversations about menstruation or some other icky topics we might be better off leaving the mysoginist/masturbation jokes at home.
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apple moving away from google maps and youtube?

Moving away from them would be a open letter to the world about how Apple feels about Google. I can see how demoing their new Maps and Vimeo Player on the iPad HD would be effective, but I agree with TS making them features in iOS 6 makes more sense.

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New Killer Feature:

Auto-detect Android phones/tablets nearby and wipe them.........
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Two secret features?

That would be multi user and the new porn mode

HD Streaming Porn -- or were you referring to multi-user Porn
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1) File Management and File Sharing among apps -- on the iDevice, iCloud and Desktop Macs and PCs.

2) New hardware and codec for streaming video -- reduces bandwidth and file size.
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Ability to edit and delete photos from PS would be nice.

This is already in 5.1 beta 3. Hopefully it stays in as it's handy to be able to remove images you don't want.
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Going multiuser just adds another layer of cruft on what should be a personal device.

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^^ 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
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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.

Seriously just make her use a web mail service and be done with it. Oh and make sure the girl friend encrypts her messages.
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Going multiuser just adds another layer of cruft on what should be a personal device.

What about a guest option? They have already implemented a part of that for the camera app when accessing from a locked screen. I don't think it would be too hard to employee the same action for Safari or the basic phone dialer. These could be dis/enabled in Settings.

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What about a guest option? They have already implemented a part of that for the camera app when accessing from a locked screen. I don't think it would be too hard to employee the same action for Safari or the basic phone dialer. These could be dis/enabled in Settings.

Yeah, if we give you guest Safari and Phone... you'll want bookmarks, history, contacts... then mail, todo, calendar,

I believe the secret to the post-personal computer era is the "individual computer".

I can't think of anyone in my immediate family that isn't worth the $500 for their own computer.
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Going multiuser just adds another layer of cruft on what should be a personal device.

If the FaceTime camera could recognize the face of the person unlocking the iDevice, it could then open that person's data/mail/etc. It would be invisible to the user(s) until they wandered why they see only their own iBooks and those are always opened to where they stopped reading last.

What in the world is "cruft"?
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1) File Management and File Sharing among apps -- on the iDevice, iCloud and Desktop Macs and PCs.

This is interesting because I've recent become even more frustrated with iOS file handling. Safari for example could be far more useful if it could access easily locally stored files. ICloud is still a problem because not all apps mirror a copy of your files locally. Thus you are screwed if you are without a network connection. Other issues have also showed up which leaves me wanting a common local repository where data can be stored.
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2) New hardware and codec for streaming video -- reduces bandwidth and file size.

That would be nice even if it is a pipe dream. That is the idea that they could do so well as to have an impact on file size over today's alternatives.

That being said I do wish that Apple would support more common video formats found on the web. Some very interesting stuff has been around for years and frankly such files will never be updated to new codecs.
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One big bug I'd like to see fixed is Safari and its reloading of stale data when the back button is hit. this has been driving me nuts lately. Safari crashes far to much also.

I'd really like to see an innovative storage system/ database / organizer of the likes of HyperCard or something similarly powerful but easy to use. I've looked at more than a few on app store but have yet to find the right one.

I'd also like to see the clock and alarms system from iPhone ported to the pad devices. The clock, especially the stop watch feature are extremely handy at work. The alternatives just don't work as well.

It would be nice if Apple would supply a lib for the decode of bar codes and the various 2D codes to developers. This would allow a far greater number of developers to quickly leverage cameras for all sorts of apps.
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Yeah, if we give you guest Safari and Phone... you'll want bookmarks, history, contacts... then mail, todo, calendar,

I believe the secret to the post-personal computer era is the "individual computer".

I can't think of anyone in my immediate family that isn't worth the $500 for their own computer.

My first draft had more apps that could be used in a Guest setting but I figured my argument was best if it was less complex.

I assume you are kidding about history, bookmarks, etc. If not, remember this would be a Guest option, where you let someone use your iPhone but don't want them accessing your data. Nothing would be recorded by these apps. Even Safari which one assumes does some caching would remove everything once you go back out to the Lock Screen.


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What in the world is "cruft"?

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Meh. iOS 5.1 is so 3 months ago. I want to hear about iOS 6!

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