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What’s new in iOS 6.1 beta?

iOS 6.0.1 was released yesterday and contains system improvements and bug fixes, including the iPhone 5 bug where horizontal lines appeared across the keyboard. In addition, Apple seeded the first iOS 6.1 beta to developers, and we downloaded a copy to give you a fresh, inside look.
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iOS 6.1 beta

While you enjoy your iOS 6.0.1, and wait for the iOS 6.1 public release with fixed Maps, we have bad news: while Apple Maps has seen an update, it is still far away from what we would expect Apple to deliver. This is why Scott Forstall had to leave Apple. At least a very visible reason, which unfortunately slaps us users in the face.

So what's new in iOS 6.1 beta?

The first thing that springs to mind is the new Reset Advertising Identifier button, found under Advertising Settings. This button resets the Advertising Identifier so that future requests will return a different value.

iOS 6.1

The update has also brought some updates to Maps, which includes the "Report a Problem" button to inform Apple about any misinformation found while using the Maps application.

iOS 6.1 beta

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As you can see from the above screenshot, Apple has redesigned the lockscreen controls, adding new buttons and spacing them out across the entire width of the display.

iOS 6.1 beta also includes some updates improving Passbooks's performance: the relevance behavior has changed for boarding passes that include both a relevant date and a relevant location. The date must match for these passes to be relevant. If both the date and location match, they are relevant for a longer window of time. You are encouraged to provide both pieces of information when they make sense for your passes, the release note informs.

In iOS 6.1 beta 1, you will not be able to upgrade or downgrade your iCloud storage (5 GB is free). As a workaround, please use either the latest OS X or a device running iOS 6.0.

What else would you like to see in the iOS 6.1 update or future updates for that matter?

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    Supergaard3 years, 10 months ago

    LTE support is added for some European carriers (Denmark), and now finally works!

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    Ahmed3 years, 10 months ago

    Really bad update from a giant company like apple, emails still have probs and maps so bad even not giving close KFC  or Hardee’s, nothing really new I am suffering long live googles maps and long live Samsung I hate my ipad 3 so silly indeed

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    ChrisQ3 years, 10 months ago

    Battery power saving would be a great update