Final iOS 6.1 beta being prepped for developers - report

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in iPhone edited January 2014
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.

iOS 6


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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  • Reply 1 of 35
    *And compatible with iPhone 4.
  • Reply 2 of 35
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    The time between updates for iOS 6 seem very long.
  • Reply 3 of 35


    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.

  • Reply 5 of 35
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    negafox wrote: »
    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.
  • Reply 6 of 35

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    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    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

  • Reply 7 of 35
    macrrmacrr Posts: 488member
    solipsismx wrote: »
    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.
  • Reply 8 of 35
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    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:
    "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:
    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 *wank?nan (“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. :) I also like to use the word hinky.
  • Reply 9 of 35
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,153member
    solipsismx wrote: »
    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.

    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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    llamallama Posts: 47member


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

  • Reply 11 of 35

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    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. image 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 [email protected]#$ up with your computer.  My apologies for the techno-speak."


     


    Get's a laugh every time.

  • Reply 12 of 35
    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?
  • Reply 13 of 35
    shrikeshrike Posts: 494member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post



    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.

  • Reply 14 of 35
    Oh will it will most likely come out this month or march.
  • Reply 15 of 35

    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.
  • Reply 16 of 35
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    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? :???:
  • Reply 18 of 35
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    ifroggle wrote: »

    1) There is a article about this.

    2) Since iOS doesn't include any Java it doesn't make sense to post this link in this thread.
  • Reply 19 of 35
    solipsismx wrote: »
    So if it doesn't arrive by the end of January they'll completely skip February so they can wait for March? :???:
    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.
  • Reply 20 of 35
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    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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