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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Apple Seeds Third iOS 6.1 Beta to Developers




Apple today released the third beta of iOS 6.1 to developers. The release has a build number of 10B5117b, versus 10B5105c for the second beta of iOS 6.1 that was released on November 12.

As with previous betas, Apple mentions a number of changes from iOS 6.0.1, including several related to how developers can integrate Apple's new mapping service in their apps, as well as an improvement to how boarding passes are handled in Passbook, and a few minor changes to Safari.

Apple also released a beta of the Apple TV software, as well as Xcode 4.6 Developer Preview 3. Registered developers can download the betas via Apple's Developer page or via Software Update on iOS devices with a previous iOS 6.1 Beta already installed.

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:15 PM   #2
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If only passbook would be supported by more apps :/ and have more uses.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 01:18 PM   #3
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If only passbook would be supported by more apps :/ and have more uses.
Try coupons.com/passbook (on your iPhone)

Some decent coupons in there, they update them frequently as well.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 01:30 PM   #4
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I just got an iPad 4 that I thought was burning through battery life pretty quick but I just chalked that up to it being more power hungry than my 4S which I haven't really noticed suffering from poor battery performance lately.

Maybe 6.1 will improve the power consumption of the iPad 4.
I have no technical expertise in this area, so I just blindly hope.

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 01:34 PM   #5
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Does it still switch off Wifi when the device is in idle, or are they fixing that with this release?
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 01:45 PM   #6
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Does it still switch off Wifi when the device is in idle, or are they fixing that with this release?
iPhone has done this since iPhone OS 1.0. It's a battery saver.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:16 PM   #7
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Question is does iOS 6.1 fix the sticking on 'no service' bug (iPhone 5) that was allegedly fixed in 6.0.1 but certainly wasn't for me, my wife or loads of people on Apple's forums.

It's really annoying having to cycle airplane mode to get a network back when it happens.

I am a developer but not had chance to install it.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:57 PM   #8
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Does it still switch off Wifi when the device is in idle, or are they fixing that with this release?
It's done that (by design) since iOS 1
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 05:01 PM   #9
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I just got an iPad 4 that I thought was burning through battery life pretty quick but I just chalked that up to it being more power hungry than my 4S which I haven't really noticed suffering from poor battery performance lately.

Maybe 6.1 will improve the power consumption of the iPad 4.
I have no technical expertise in this area, so I just blindly hope.

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:05 PM   #10
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If only passbook would be supported by more apps :/ and have more uses.
Check the Passbook wiki page. It has a good list of Passbook apps and website support.

It looks like Virgin Atlantic added Passbook support today.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passbook_(application)

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There are many sites that offer Passbooks you don't need the app just visit the site and download a passbook.:

www.cuopons.com
http://www.passsource.com
http://passkit.com
https://www.passtools.com
http://passdock.com
http://www.passpages.com

Some of the sites like Passsource allow the creation of passbook passes from your plastic cards.
Go to the wiki page I linked above. I see a significantly longer list there.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:15 PM   #11
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It'll be nice to have 6.1 by Christmas, along with a jaiilbreak. Wishful thinking.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:17 PM   #12
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Is this the release with widgets?
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:18 PM   #13
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Is this the release with widgets?
nope, its the release with themes.
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Is this the release with widgets?
Yep. Even multiple logins and a file system with a documents repository.
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For me, the problem with passbook (aside from little support) is that you have to have an app like the Costa's already downloaded.
I don't want apps to clutter my phone so was hoping I could just download the passbook bit, but nope have to download the app as well.

Maybe it will improve in the future
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For me, the problem with passbook (aside from little support) is that you have to have an app like the Costa's already downloaded.
I don't want apps to clutter my phone so was hoping I could just download the passbook bit, but nope have to download the app as well.

Maybe it will improve in the future
You actually don't need the app installed for a pass to work. You can receive them via e-mail or I believe through Safari as well. An app is just ONE way to get a pass into passbook.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:37 PM   #17
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For me, the problem with passbook (aside from little support) is that you have to have an app like the Costa's already downloaded.
I don't want apps to clutter my phone so was hoping I could just download the passbook bit, but nope have to download the app as well.

Maybe it will improve in the future
You don't need apps, apps is only one way to get passbook cards. You can download them from website, email them, etc...
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 01:34 PM   #18
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For me, the problem with passbook (aside from little support) is that you have to have an app like the Costa's already downloaded.
I don't want apps to clutter my phone so was hoping I could just download the passbook bit, but nope have to download the app as well.

Maybe it will improve in the future
There are many sites that offer Passbooks you don't need the app just visit the site and download a passbook.:

www.cuopons.com
http://www.passsource.com
http://passkit.com
https://www.passtools.com
http://passdock.com
http://www.passpages.com

Some of the sites like Passsource allow the creation of passbook passes from your plastic cards.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:22 PM   #19
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WOOOOW. Safari feels much snappier in the Beta 3.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:25 PM   #20
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cue the "Safari is snappier" comments...
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:24 PM   #21
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Nice! Installing now.

EDIT: I haven't noticed anything different... Except of course safari being snappier but that's a given.
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Yep. Even multiple logins and a file system with a documents repository.
The software also modifies the hardware so a micro SD card slot appears.
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I didn't really have any issues with Beta 2, but good to see they squashed some bugs for others.
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Is this the release with widgets?
HOPEFULLY it includes on/off widgets for Wifi, Bluetooth and Personal Hotspot.
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