Well today we have got some good news, Apple has just seeded its registered developers with the second beta of iOS 6.1, this software follows November 1 release of the first iOS 6.1 beta which brought out MapsKit improvements and other tidbits.
In this new beta, the software has a build number of 10B5105c versus 10B5095f for Beta 1. Apple says iOS 6 Beta 2 contains bug fixes and improvements over iOS 6.0.1 and tweaks like a new information card in the Passbook app.
And that’s not all, Apple also seeded a new Apple TV beta. These new iOS 6.1 betas are available for the various iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV devices. Apple’s registered developers can download them via the company’s developer portal.
The iPhone maker also released Xcode 4.6 Developer Preview 2 today (build 4H95e), its preferred development environment for third-parties that write Mac and iOS apps. Your release notes and additional info are right below…
Responding to user feedback, Apple added a new Passbook information card which explains what the software is capable of. Previously, launching Passbook after installing iOS 6 was confusing because the app lacks sample cards or any viable explanation revealing its purpose.
The new information card in the Passbook app was first noted by RazorianFly.
So in case you are a developer you can download iOS 6.1 beta 2 from Apple’s developer site The second iOS 6.1 Beta build is compatible with the second, third and fourth-generation iPad, iPad mini, iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5 plus fourth and fifth-gen iPod touch.
Also you can update to this beta from your iPhone via OTA by going to Settings–>General—>Software Update.
Also iH8sn0w noticed that iOS 6.1 beta 2 will expire on Friday, December 28, 2012 12AM..
And here’s for Apple TV users…
Also we have got for you the full changelog:
When browsing the iTunes Store, TV Shows is missing Networks, Genres, and Genius from the top menu.
The Top Movies and Top TV Shows grids are missing the featured carousels, as well as several featured shelves.
Podcasts is missing the Providers item from the top menu
In iOS 6.0 and later, Core Image introduced new filters to the set provided in iOS 5. The complete set of filters can be found in Core Image Filter Reference.
Also in iOS 6.0 and later, Core Image allows for the creation of CIImage objects that reference OpenGL texture objects via the imageWithTexture:size:flipped:colorSpace: method.
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.
In iOS 6.1, the Map Kit framework introduces the MKLocalSearch, MKLocalSearchRequest, and MKLocalSearchResponse classes. Apps can use these classes to perform map-based searches for addresses and points of interest. The results are then delivered to the app as an array of map item objects. For information about these new classes, see Map Kit Framework Reference.
As of iOS 6.1, 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
In iOS 6.1, a new Reset Advertising Identifier button has been added to Advertising Settings. This button resets the Advertising Identifier so that future requests will return a different value.
This release does not support testing In-App Purchase in iOS Simulator. For apps that use this feature, please test on a device.
Weibo shows up in the Settings app only if a Chinese keyboard is enabled.
When using the iOS 6.1 SDK on OS X v10.8 (Mountain Lion), if you use the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.1 “Legacy SDK” in iOS Simulator, you will not be able to sign in to Twitter via the Settings pane and Twitter.frameworkwill not work correctly. If you need to test Twitter features, you will need to choose either the iOS 6.1 or iOS 6.0 Simulator run destination or test with iOS 5.x on a device. These problems do not occur when running Simulator on OS X v10.7 (Lion).
Finally here’s the direct links as we told you above for iOS 6.1 beta:
iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
iPad mini (Model A1432)
iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
iPad 2 Wi-Fi
iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
iPhone 4 (GSM)
iPhone 4 (CDMA)
iPod touch (5th generation)
iPod touch (4th generation)
That’s it, enjoy all
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