As you all know, Apple's next major update to the iOS is about to be released this coming fall which is enough to get every Apple head excited. In the meantime, iOS 5 is currently under beta and is only accessible to those who have enrolled an account in Apple's iOS Dev Center. If you happen to be someone who has a developer account, then you should know that Apple just rolled out iOS 5 Beta 6 (Build 9A5302b). We highly recommend that you update as soon as possible.
Earlier this month, Apple pushed out iOS 5 Beta 5 for the iPhone, iPod and iPod touch. As of late, Apple have been rolling out updates for the iOS 5 beta in quite a frequent manner. So with the sixth pre-release version of the iOS 5, one can expect nothing more than a few minor enhancements and bug fixes. In fact if you are going to refer to BGR's full change log of the iOS 5 Beta 6, you'll see nothing more but minor updates and fixes for the usual features like iCloud, Wi-Fi Syncing, AirPlay and so on.
Much like the iOS 5 beta updates as of late, iOS 5 Beta 6 is available through over the air (OTA) updates. But if OTA updates is not an option for you then you can always download the Beta 6 IPSW over at the iOS Dev Center which coincidentally is the only way you can download an iOS beta legally. Keep in mind though that if you have a jailbroken device, you won't be able to utilize OTA updates. And before you can sync your device, you will need to get your hands on iTunes 10.5 Beta 6.
Acquiring a developer account isn't as difficult as it sounds. All you need to do is enroll through Apple's iOS Dev Center which would cost you $99 per year. Aside from the annual fee, you do not need to fulfill other requirements in order to qualify for a developer's account. Aside from having access to iOS betas, you also get other perks like tools and documentations designed to help you with developing an app. While it is mainly aimed towards developers, it is also highly recommended for hardcore iOS enthusiasts.
All developers are highly encouraged to update to iOS 5 Beta 6 immediately so that they'll be able to provide feedback for Apple in a timely manner. Updating to the latest beta also allows you to optimize your application and make sure that it works well with iOS 5.
Back in WWDC 2011 last June, Apple first unveiled the iOS 5 during their keynote presentation where they highlighted several key features of the latest iOS upgrade. Some of the most notable features are the new notifications system called Notifications Center, system-wide Twitter integration, PC Free updating, News Stand, iMessage and so on. The iOS 5 is expected to be released along with the iPhone 5 by the end of September or early October.
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