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Apple's last beta test for iOS 6.1 suggests latest OS build will soon be ready for consumers

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Apple's last beta test for iOS 6.1 suggests latest OS build will soon be ready for consumers
Siri can buy your movie ticket in iOS 6

Siri can buy your movie ticket in iOS 6

Soon, Siri will be able to buy movie tickets for you. You might recall that the old girl's new abilities at the theater box office was one of the features of iOS 6.1 that was leaked out back in November. Now, there is word that Apple is internally testing the final beta version of  iOS 6.1 which would be the golden master build, leading to speculation that the latest version of iOS will soon be the hands of consumers. According to a "reliable source," the fifth beta version of iOS 6.1 is being handed over to developers either Friday or Monday, after having gone extensive internal testing.

The most recent beta was given to developers in the middle of last month and besides Siri's new fearure, users are now asked to set up security questions for iCloud when setting up their device for the first time. In November, another leak revealed that Apple would make it easier to report a problem with Apple Maps in iOS 6.1 while at the same time, the music controls on the lock screen were easier to use thanks to better spacing of the controls. Meanwhile, developers have received an enhanced MapKit for the latest iOS build, allowing third party apps to look for addresses based on a particular topic or point of interest.

So far, iOS 6.1 has been compatible with the Apple iPhone 3GS through the Apple iPhone 5, the second, third and fourth-generation Apple iPad, Apple iPad mini and the fourth and fifth-generation Apple iPod touch.
 
source: iFun (translated) via AppleInsider

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posted on 11 Jan 2013, 13:11 3

1. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


idc really

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 17:34 6

6. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


you really do. you commented.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 13:29 3

2. thunderbolt (Posts: 76; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


Seems to be Apple day today. 5 out of 10 is only apple related reporting. With all this year long buzz all that comes out is same old phone ... lol

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 16:24 7

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2844; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Most advanced mobile OS continues to evolve.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 16:57 3

4. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


Saddest troll ever continues to fail

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 19:40

7. yowanvista (Posts: 275; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Yeah so advanced to the point that it doesn't even have a file manager, proper multitasking or even the ability to send files via bluetooth. Oh the UI is soo boring, soo ancient compared to WP or Android.. Troll harder next time..

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 09:41

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 9262; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Myx I love iOS too, but don't u think the current iteration has gotten stale? Don't u think its time to push the envelope? I think iOS is super stable, but super boring and restrictive... Hopefully this changes in ios7, and I think it will due to the heat that Samsung is giving apple.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 17:33 1

5. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


If this upadate aims to enhance siri. Sorry I like your Update..apple

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 20:27 4

8. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Wow, iphone 3gs is still supported, that phone came out in 2009, great support apple.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 21:45

9. joey18 (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


is not amazing any more

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 23:35 1

10. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Apple has to do something major with iOS 7 (not claim 200+ features and really get 2 or 3) and something major with the iPhone. iPhone 5S is not a great idea at this point and different colors won't be enough. They need to release iPhone 6 with iOS 7 and need to blow everyone away. I'm an iPhone/iOS fan and user but gosh things are stale. All I can say is my contract is up in November and I'm not that easily impressed so I'll have to see what happens.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 09:37

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 9262; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I got the galaxy note 2, and am really liking it. I've been a primary iOS user since 2007, but I'm slowly losing interest due to apple refusing to push the envelope... I need to see something huge with ios7, otherwise I'll just update my 5 and purchase the note 3. I'm really digging this device (other than the archaic limit for mms to text videos).

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 23:58 2

11. soldiernation (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


Let's see how laggy it runs on my iPod touch 4.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 01:07 1

12. techspace (Posts: 394; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


but the ios 6 is running very fast on my ipod touch 4, even after jailbreaking it and restoring it many times(last year on ios 5.1.1).........
i think there is some problem with your itouch 4g and i think it will run perfectly if you restore it.......

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 03:25 1

13. soldiernation (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


Nope. the problem is iOS 6. Just like iOS 5 was a bit of a performance downgrade from iOS 4. Maybe lag is not the correct term, but apps now take longer to load and many apps or games are barely or not usable at all as they either get very choppy or simply crash.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 04:24

14. techspace (Posts: 394; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


my ipod is working really well, its just as fast as it was on ios 5, i don't really remember how fast it was on ios 4 but its still running(ios 6.0.1) faster than my brother's galaxy nexus on android 4.2 , but my ipad 3 and my cousin's iphone 4s are much faster than my itouch 4g, so i think you are right, now lets hope that it becomes a little faster and better with ios 6.1

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 13:30

17. 1701nino (Posts: 215; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


The same with me,had an iphone but recently bought an xperia p and loving it.
Also have an ipad because the app selection is amazing.

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