iOS 6 Beta 1 Available for Developers to Download

Jun 11, 2012 - 16 Comments

iOS 6 Beta 1

The first developer beta of iOS 6 is now available to download for anyone registered with Apple’s Developer program. Arriving as beta build 10A5316k, it represents the first time developers outside of Apple will have a look at the new iOS version, which includes over 200 new features. A few of the most anticipated components of iOS 6 are the new Maps app with turn-by-turn directions, Siri for iPad 3, and FaceTime over 3G.

iOS 6 beta 1 is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 4th gen, iPad 2, and iPad 3. There is a separate version available for Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3 as well. Installing any of the beta builds requires iTunes 10.6.3, and Xcode 4.5 developer preview is also available for developers to download.

Registered developers can get the updates now from Apple’s Dev Center, joining Apple’s developer program costs $99 per yearly membership. For everyone else, iOS 6 will be released in the fall as a free update.


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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPad, iPhone, News


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  1. chathura says:

    how to chenge my iphone name???

  2. Matt says:

    I would agree with the previous post, am noticing extremely bad battery consumption on beta (2 or 3 upgraded on 7-23), I’m

  3. Mike says:

    will this void applecare? anyone?

  4. BigBoy says:

    iOS 6.0 has very bad battery life. I get maybe 2-3 hours tops after a full charge. Going back to iOS 5 I get my full day back.

    Other bugs I noticed is the screen brightness seems to go to max or at least 75% no matter how many times I set it back to low.

    Bluetooth audio from iPhone to my car does not work.

    iPhone crashes a lot when using Maps or trying to delete apps.

    Downloading new apps sometimes don’t show up right away. Could take a reboot or two or just a few minutes after.

    I lose service a lot. AT&T logo will disappear maybe twice a day at least. iMessages sometimes don’t go through. Have to send as text instead.

    So yeah, lots of bugs in beta 1 so far. And that’s just what i’ve found in the 2 days I’ve used.

  5. peter says:

    Does anyone know if the battery drain problems with iPhone 4S are resolved on iOS 6?

    • mifau says:

      There is no drain problem at all. I thought so with my 4S, but when I wipe, and “reinstall” iOS5.1.1 (with iCloud settings restore) it’s was like a charm. Ofcourse you have to turn everything off…like BlueTooth, 3G, etc…. (and do not use gps reminders). Now I have 4 days in standby, and max one day with permanent use. So….just like in every other smartphone.

  6. knob1 says:

    The only reason they don’t support the 1gen iPad but the 3gs is that the 3gs is still in retail. The iPad isn’t. They couldn’t sell a phone they actually don’t support anymore…

  7. Derrick says:

    I think the only reason they dropped support for the iPad 1st gen is because of the lack of ram and CPU power to run iOS 6 and the big display whereas the iPhone 3GS has a smaller screen and battery etc. therefore it is more fit to be released on the 3GS without making the device too laggy :(

  8. noah says:

    same reasonwhy they dropped the ipod toch 3rd gen because lack of hardware. the ipod toch 3rd gen and ipad 1st gen both dont have any of the stuff the iphone 3gs, 4, 4s, ipad 2, ipad 3, or ipod touch 4th gen has. so really theres no point in supporting it any longer sure the ipad 1st gen has the same cpu as the iphone 4 but doesnt have a camera or mic or anything like that srry dude time for a upgrade

  9. Donald says:

    Why is there no suport for the original ipad, despite the fact that it is technically superior to the 3GS, which is supported, and on par with the iPhone 4 ????

  10. Stewart says:

    If you’re not a developer it’s not worth registering as a dev just to get the beta updates. It’s buggy and you’ll be annoyed with the beta. It’s called a beta for a reason, don’t mess with half-baked software unless you have a reason to.

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