iOS 6.1 Beta 5 Released for Developers

Jan 27, 2013 - 4 Comments

iOS 6.1 beta 5 has been released and is available for all registered developers to download through the iOS Dev Center. Supported devices continue to be iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the iPod touch 4th and 5th generations. The prior beta build of iOS 6.1 is set to expire today (January 27) and was pushed out to developers over a month ago, making todays release a timely update for developers.

iOS 6.1 Beta 5

For those not in the developer program, iOS 6.1 is expected to be an extraordinarily minor update on the user end of things, consisting primarily of bug fixes alongside some improvements to Apple Maps, Passbook, Siri, and Safari. Several small adjustments to user interface elements have also been observed in the 6.1 betas.

There is no known timeline for the public release of iOS 6.1, but it is likely due sooner than later.

Those interested can read about some of the minor changes at MacRumors forums


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  1. Koolmagicguy says:

    “There is some discussion”

    About what? Where? What does this even mean?

    “likely due sooner than later”

    Now that’s just stellar writing.

  2. truthiness says:

    iOS 4 was boring, iOS 5 was boring, iOS 6 was a step backwards

    I have very low hopes these days for new iOS releases. iOS 7 will be a letdown.

    • Frizlab says:

      I have to disagree. I would not come back to iOS 3 now that I have iOS 6. Not even iOS 5! If you talking about the “Maps” so called downgrade, I would call that a huge step forward for Apple: to get rid of Google. Most importantly, they had to get rid of them because Google themselves forbade Apple to use their step by step direction API. I, personally never had any issue with the Apple Maps. It even is *more* accurate in certain region of the world than Google’s.

      Every new release of iOS (same goes for Mac OS) cannot be mind-blowing! Though I think we will miss Steve Jobs in the coming days. He was visionary, knew how to keep secrets and didn’t give a fuck about what shareholders thought was good for the company. I’m not so sure Tim Cook have the same philosophy.

  3. Booink says:

    Beta 5 does not check for developer access, technically anyone can install this but there is no reason to because it’s such a boring update.

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