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Apple is said to be internally testing a new beta of iOS 6.1 that is expected to be the golden master build, suggesting the software is nearly ready to be released to the public.

Citing a "reliable source," iFun reported on Friday (translation) that the fifth beta of iOS 6.1 is about to be released to developers. The software is said to have gone through "extensive internal testing," and if all goes well it will be the golden master of the software.

The software is expected to be released to developers either on Friday or potentially on Monday.

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Apple began supplying beta builds of iOS 6.1 to its development community in early November. To date, there have been four betas seeded, the most recent arriving in mid-December.

Changes in iOS 6.1 are mostly minor, with the most significant user-facing additions including the ability to purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri, and a new prompt that asks users to enter security questions for iCloud when setting up their device for the first time.

For developers, iOS 6.1 includes an enhanced Map Kit framework that will allow third-party applications to search for map-based addresses based on points of interest. For example, a user could search the term "coffee" and the new framework would return the location of local coffee bars along with information about each one.

iOS 6.1 builds released to date have been compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS; fourth-, third-, and second-generation iPad; iPad mini; and fifth-and fourth-generation iPod touch.
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*And compatible with iPhone 4.
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The time between updates for iOS 6 seem very long.

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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post
The time between updates for iOS 6 seem very long.


Two hardware updates for each version of iOS now. They have to stretch it out longer.

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My iPhone 4S home screen UI has been freezing for up to 30 seconds frequently since I updated to iOS 6 (e.g. it will stall mid-transition to the next page during a swipe). It seems like the issue is related to iMessage on my device. Hopefully iOS 6.1 resolves that issue as it is quite frustrating.

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My iPhone 4S home screen UI has been freezing for up to 30 seconds frequently since I updated to iOS 6 (e.g. it will stall mid-transition to the next page during a swipe). It seems like the issue is related to iMessage on my device. Hopefully iOS 6.1 resolves that issue as it is quite frustrating.

Sounds like there might be something wonky with your install. I'd consider a clean install.

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Sounds like there might be something wonky with your install. I'd consider a clean install.

Is "wonky" the official technical term for what may be wrong??? /s

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The time between updates for iOS 6 seem very long.

Don't forget Forstall was ousted. I'd imagine there are a lot of changes going into the next iOS, and the existing team is probably going through an adjustment period.
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Is "wonky" the official technical term for what may be wrong??? /s

It's one of the many terms in which we don't know the official origin. The Online Etymology Dictionary states:
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"shaky, groggy, unstable," 1919, of unknown origin. Cf. Ger. prefix wankel-, which has a similar sense. Or perhaps from from surviving dialectal words based on O.E. wancol "shaky, tottering".

Wikitionary states:
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From English dialectal wanky, alteration of Middle English wankel (“unstable, shaky”), from Old English wancol (“unstable”), from Proto-Germanic *wankulaz (“swaying, shaky, unstable”), from Proto-Germanic *wankōnan (“to sway, be unsteady”), from Proto-Indo-European *wa(n)k-, *wek-, *wag-, *weg- (“to swing, be unsteady, slant, be crooked”). Cognate with Scots wankle (“wonky”), Dutch wankel (“shaky”), German Wankelmut (“fickleness, inconstancy, vacillation”), Danish vanke (“to wander”).

Many motorized devices that are off-center make a wonking sound which had me thinking it might be an onomatopoeic origin but Wikitionary seems very certain of its origin.

And, yes, I consider it an official term. 1smile.gif I also like to use the word hinky.

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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

The time between updates for iOS 6 seem very long.

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Two hardware updates for each version of iOS now. They have to stretch it out longer.

We are seeing less .x updates mainly thanks to the delta update feature. Thy can now release .0.x updatse while working on major .x update like we have seen with 6.1, which was seeded to developers shortly after 6.0.
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I expect that the new build will come out as soon as I leave my office and get onto my metered "broadband".  :::sigh:::

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It's one of the many terms in which we don't know the official origin. The Online Etymology Dictionary states:
Wikitionary states:
Many motorized devices that are off-center make a wonking sound which had me thinking it might be an onomatopoeic origin but Wikitionary seems very certain of its origin.

And, yes, I consider it an official term. 1smile.gif I also like to use the word hinky.

 

 

I usually say, "My apologies, but I only know how to describe your problem in technical terms: Something is F@#$ up with your computer.  My apologies for the techno-speak."

 

Get's a laugh every time.

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I expect that the new build will come out as soon as I leave my office and get onto my metered "broadband". :::sigh:::

First world problems eh?
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The time between updates for iOS 6 seem very long.

 

It's typically been about 3 months. So it would be a normal time frame if 6.1 comes out this month.

 

In the past, Apple releases an iOS x.0.0 when a new iPhone is released, end of June or early July. Then, by late September, early October, an iOS x.1 is released after the iPod touch is announced and shipping.

 

When iOS 5.0 was released in early October, 5.1 didn't show until early March.

 

For work going through the winter, you'll have to add 3 weeks when comparing it to any other time frame as Apple under Cook seems to go on vacation for Thanksgiving and Christmas, New Years.

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Oh will it will most likely come out this month or march.
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Two hardware updates for each version of iOS now. They have to stretch it out longer.
Yes, this seems to be true yet more in the full updates than used to be.
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Oh will it will most likely come out this month or march.

So if it doesn't arrive by the end of January they'll completely skip February so they can wait for March? 1confused.gif

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So if it doesn't arrive by the end of January they'll completely skip February so they can wait for March? 1confused.gif
Just saying new product and OS releases have usually occurred in January, March, June, July, September, October(includes the November/ December launches due to delays ex. IMac 2012.
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Just saying new product and OS releases have usually occurred in January, March, June, July, September, October(includes the November/ December launches due to delays ex. IMac 2012.

iOS 6.1 would be a point update and those happen when they are ready.


Version Build Release Date
1.0 1A543a June 29, 2007
1.0.1 1C25 July 31, 2007
1.0.2 1C28 August 21, 2007
1.1 3A100a, 3A101a September 14, 2007
1.1.1 3A109a, 3A110a September 27, 2007
1.1.2 3B48b November 12, 2007
1.1.3 4A93 January 15, 2008
1.1.4 4A102 February 26, 2008
1.1.5 4B1 July 15, 2008

Version Build Release Date
2.0 5A347 July 11, 2008
2.0.1 5B108 August 4, 2008
2.0.2 5C1 August 18, 2008
2.1 5F136, 5F137, 5F138 September 9, 2008, September 12, 2008
2.2 5G77, 5G77a November 21, 2008
2.2.1 5H11, 5H11a January 27, 2009

Version Build Release Date
3.0 7A341 June 17, 2009
3.0.1 7A400 July 31, 2009
3.1 7C144, 7C145, 7C146 September 9, 2009
3.1.2 7D11 October 8, 2009
3.1.3 7E18 February 2, 2010
3.2 7B367 April 3, 2010
3.2.1 7B405 July 15, 2010
3.2.2 7B500 August 11, 2010

Version Build Release Date
4.0 8A293 June 21, 2010
4.0.1 8A306 July 15, 2010
4.0.2 8A400 August 11, 2010
4.1 8B117 September 8, 2010
4.1 (Apple TV 4.0) 8M89 September 1, 2010
4.2 (Apple TV 4.1) 8C150 November 22, 2010
4.2.1 8C148, 8C148a November 22, 2010
4.2.1 (Apple TV 4.1.1) 8C154 December 14, 2010
4.2.5 8E128 February 7, 2011
4.2.6 8E200 February 10, 2011
4.2.7 8E303 April 14, 2011
4.2.8 8E401 July 15, 2008
4.2.9 8E501 July 15, 2011
4.2.10 8E600 July 25, 2011
4.3 8F190, 8F190 March 9, 2011
4.3 (Apple TV 4.2) 8F191m March 9, 2011
4.3 (Apple TV 4.2.1) 8F202 March 22, 2011
4.3 (Apple TV 4.2.2) 8F305 May 11, 2011
4.3 (Apple TV 4.3) 8F455 August 1, 2011
4.3.1 8G4 March 25, 2011
4.3.2 8H7, 8H8 April 14, 2011
4.3.3 8J2, 8J3 May 4, 2011
4.3.4 8K2 July 15, 2011
4.3.5 8L1 July 25, 2011

Version Build Release Date
5.0 9A334 October 12, 2011
5.0 (Apple TV 4.4) 9A334v October 12, 2011
5.0 (Apple TV 4.4.1) 9A335a October 17, 2011
5.0 (Apple TV 4.4.2) 9A336a October 24, 2011
5.0.1 9A405, 9A406 November 10, 2011
5.0.1 (Apple TV 4.4.3) 9A405l November 17, 2011
5.0.1 (Apple TV 4.4.4) 9A406a December 15, 2011
5.1 9B176, 9B179 March 7, 2012
5.1 (Apple TV 5.0) 9B179b March 7, 2012
5.1.1 9B206, 9B208 May 7, 2012
5.1.1 (Apple TV 5.0.1) 9B206f May 10, 2012
5.1.1 (Apple TV 5.0.2) 9B830 June 5, 2012

Version Build Release Date
6.0 10A403, 10A405, 10A406 September 19, 2012
6.0 (Apple TV 5.1) 10A406E September 24, 2012
6.0.1 10A523, 10A525 November 1, 2012
6.0.1 (Apple TV 5.1.1) 10A831 November 29, 2012


I seriously have to ask where you get the bullshit you spout because I'm just about through being nice to you and about to start treating you like the troll you act like.

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First world problems eh?

Totally, I almost put it on my post originally.  :)

 

I live in the sticks and despite living an 90 minutes or so from the White House I have zero wired broadband options....   

 

30GB/mo ($10/GB overage) LTE is the best I can get.  I failback to Sprint unlimited 3G, but that winds me down to sub 1Mb/s.

 

First world problems indeed.  

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Is "wonky" the official technical term for what may be wrong??? /s

 

Is waiting for Apple to fix your issue with a x.1.x release a sensible way of approaching your problem, when anyone you ask would tell you to do a clean install to fix your problem?

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iOS 6.1 would be a point update and those happen when they are ready.


Version Build Release Date
1.0 1A543a June 29, 2007
1.0.1 1C25 July 31, 2007
1.0.2 1C28 August 21, 2007
1.1 3A100a, 3A101a September 14, 2007
1.1.1 3A109a, 3A110a September 27, 2007
1.1.2 3B48b November 12, 2007
1.1.3 4A93 January 15, 2008
1.1.4 4A102 February 26, 2008
1.1.5 4B1 July 15, 2008

Version Build Release Date
2.0 5A347 July 11, 2008
2.0.1 5B108 August 4, 2008
2.0.2 5C1 August 18, 2008
2.1 5F136, 5F137, 5F138 September 9, 2008, September 12, 2008
2.2 5G77, 5G77a November 21, 2008
2.2.1 5H11, 5H11a January 27, 2009

Version Build Release Date
3.0 7A341 June 17, 2009
3.0.1 7A400 July 31, 2009
3.1 7C144, 7C145, 7C146 September 9, 2009
3.1.2 7D11 October 8, 2009
3.1.3 7E18 February 2, 2010
3.2 7B367 April 3, 2010
3.2.1 7B405 July 15, 2010
3.2.2 7B500 August 11, 2010

Version Build Release Date
4.0 8A293 June 21, 2010
4.0.1 8A306 July 15, 2010
4.0.2 8A400 August 11, 2010
4.1 8B117 September 8, 2010
4.1 (Apple TV 4.0) 8M89 September 1, 2010
4.2 (Apple TV 4.1) 8C150 November 22, 2010
4.2.1 8C148, 8C148a November 22, 2010
4.2.1 (Apple TV 4.1.1) 8C154 December 14, 2010
4.2.5 8E128 February 7, 2011
4.2.6 8E200 February 10, 2011
4.2.7 8E303 April 14, 2011
4.2.8 8E401 July 15, 2008
4.2.9 8E501 July 15, 2011
4.2.10 8E600 July 25, 2011
4.3 8F190, 8F190 March 9, 2011
4.3 (Apple TV 4.2) 8F191m March 9, 2011
4.3 (Apple TV 4.2.1) 8F202 March 22, 2011
4.3 (Apple TV 4.2.2) 8F305 May 11, 2011
4.3 (Apple TV 4.3) 8F455 August 1, 2011
4.3.1 8G4 March 25, 2011
4.3.2 8H7, 8H8 April 14, 2011
4.3.3 8J2, 8J3 May 4, 2011
4.3.4 8K2 July 15, 2011
4.3.5 8L1 July 25, 2011

Version Build Release Date
5.0 9A334 October 12, 2011
5.0 (Apple TV 4.4) 9A334v October 12, 2011
5.0 (Apple TV 4.4.1) 9A335a October 17, 2011
5.0 (Apple TV 4.4.2) 9A336a October 24, 2011
5.0.1 9A405, 9A406 November 10, 2011
5.0.1 (Apple TV 4.4.3) 9A405l November 17, 2011
5.0.1 (Apple TV 4.4.4) 9A406a December 15, 2011
5.1 9B176, 9B179 March 7, 2012
5.1 (Apple TV 5.0) 9B179b March 7, 2012
5.1.1 9B206, 9B208 May 7, 2012
5.1.1 (Apple TV 5.0.1) 9B206f May 10, 2012
5.1.1 (Apple TV 5.0.2) 9B830 June 5, 2012

Version Build Release Date
6.0 10A403, 10A405, 10A406 September 19, 2012
6.0 (Apple TV 5.1) 10A406E September 24, 2012
6.0.1 10A523, 10A525 November 1, 2012
6.0.1 (Apple TV 5.1.1) 10A831 November 29, 2012


I seriously have to ask where you get the bullshit you spout because I'm just about through being nice to you and about to start treating you like the troll you act like.
Just saying usually February is a less likely month for a 6.1.0 activity or any 0.X (you realize I mean public releases notice this by key notes. This is also mostly shown in your chart. It is not garenteed or anything. What will you say, when it does not come out in Febuary?
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Just saying usually February is a less likely month for a 6.1.0 activity or any 0.X (you realize I mean public releases notice this by key notes. This is also mostly shown in your chart. It is not garenteed or anything.

You've stated that English is your first language so you need to learn how to communication more effectively.
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What will you say, when it does not come out in Febuary?

Listen up as I repeat this again: If a point update is not released it means it's not ready to be released. There is no rule or law that prevents Apple from pushing out a point release in February of any year and it's fucking stupid to say there is especially when you've been shown otherwise.

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Give me multi-user on my iPad. That would get my attention. I don't go to the movie theater any more because everyone is texting and talking on their phones.
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You've stated that English is your first language so you need to learn how to communication more effectively.
Listen up as I repeat this again: If a point update is not released it means it's not ready to be released. There is no rule or law that prevents Apple from pushing out a point release in February of any year and it's fucking stupid to say there is especially when you've been shown otherwise.
You have a point yet it is usually released along side a device especially this time of year of course there is no law, just pointing out tendencies, no proof either way.
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You have a point yet it is usually released along side a device especially this time of year of course there is no law, just pointing out tendencies, no proof either way.

Come again? What device has ever been released in order to push out a point update?

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Come again? What device has ever been released in order to push out a point update?
It is with and both iPods and iPads including last years 3G IPad. Nothing since then(excluding iPod 5g/iPhone 5.
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It is with and both iPods and iPads including last years 3G IPad. Nothing since then(excluding iPod 5g/iPhone 5.

You've said English is your first language and I've given you plenty of outs to correct your horse shit but this fucking unbelievable. 1confused.gif

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Originally Posted by Curtis Hannah View Post
…last years 3G IPad.

 

No point update has ever waited for an iDevice model to be released, but point updates to iOS have been released with an iDevice. 

 

Unfortunately (for your argument), the 4th iPad's 3G model was not one of these.

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post #30 of 33
So when is this 6.1 going to be released? Tired of the stupid bugs and maps performances 1frown.gif
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No point update has ever waited for an iDevice model to be released, but point updates to iOS have been released with an iDevice. 

Unfortunately (for your argument), the 4th iPad's 3G model was not one of these.
I meant 3rd generation and meant with devices usually release with OS update I even think IOS 6.1 released close to the 4G IPad (4th generation) Now I expext this next one to be with another device.
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Originally Posted by Curtis Hannah View Post
I meant 3rd generation…

 

Still not correct.


…I even think IOS 6.1 released close to the 4G IPad (4th generation)

 

It's not even out yet!

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Still not correct.

It's not even out yet!
Darn meant IOS 6.0.1 not 6.1. Yet it was correct IOS 5.1 on march 7, The new IPad was revealed the same day.
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