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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:09 PM   #1
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Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 6.1 Beta to Developers




Apple today released the fourth beta of iOS 6.1 to developers. The release has a build number of 10B5126b, versus 10B5117b for the third beta of iOS 6.1 that was released on December 3rd.

Apple also released beta 3 of the Apple TV software, as well as Xcode 4.6 Developer Preview 4. 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.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 6.1 Beta to Developers
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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Getting closer and closer. Even though its still a none-update feature wise i hope they fix majority or all of the bugs and do something about battery life.

EDIT: In before "Installing..." and "Downloading..."
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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Getting closer and closer. Even though its still a none-update feature wise i hope they fix majority or all of the bugs and do something about battery life.

EDIT: In before "Installing..." and "Downloading..."
Regarding battery life, I ran into a problem recently where my battery was being drained much faster than usual. Try quitting all 3rd party apps in the multitasking tray. That resolved the issue for me though I'm still trying to figure out which app it was.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Regarding battery life, I ran into a problem recently where my battery was being drained much faster than usual. Try quitting all 3rd party apps in the multitasking tray. That resolved the issue for me though I'm still trying to figure out which app it was.
A couple of apps I find as battery draining culprits are WhatsApp and MapMyRide both of which seem capable of taking hours off my battery life if left unchecked - I make a point of quitting both from the task switcher when I'm not using them.
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Change the ********** dock to match the Mountain Lion one, Apple.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:28 PM   #6
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Change the ********** dock to match the Mountain Lion one, Apple.
You can send your request here: http://apple.com/feedback/.

Cursing on an internet forum won't have any effect.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 05:01 PM   #7
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You can send your request here: http://apple.com/feedback/.

Cursing on an internet forum won't have any effect.
Neither does that feedback link All you ever get from apple feedback is total silence.

I have had some very good suggestions and issues, and none of them were ever addressed, or even queried.

One of them being the swoosh sound before SMTP negotiation bug in mail.
The other being the problem of Exchange mail on Wi-Fi. Both of which were never mentioned in beta updates.

Feedback simply does not have any effect. Maybe you need to be someone special. Spending multiple $1000s on gear and being a loyal customer does not seem to qualify or have any bearing on the problem.

Apple? I am always waiting and willing to hear from you.

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:35 PM   #8
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Change the ********** dock to match the Mountain Lion one, Apple.
Out of curiosity... why does this bother you so much?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:22 PM   #9
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Out of curiosity... why does this bother you so much?
A lot of people are imploding from the lack of jbreaking available.
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A lot of people are imploding from the lack of jbreaking available.
I guess, holy moly. For that to be among one of the first complaints....wow.

I'd go with battery maybe, or maybe a change in how notifications are shown, fine. But dock?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:37 PM   #11
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Change the ********** dock to match the Mountain Lion one, Apple.
Yes, please! And make Safari more consistent with the OS X Version (gray, combined search/address bar)

While they are at it, they could make some of the icons cleaner looking.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:00 PM   #12
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Yes, please! And make Safari more consistent with the OS X Version (gray, combined search/address bar)

While they are at it, they could make some of the icons cleaner looking.
I think the reason for the separated search/address bar is so that Apple can offer a different keyboard layout based on what text field you are in. If you are typing a URL, the keyboard is more laid out for typing in a URL, if you are in the search text field you get the classic typing iOS keyboard.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:52 PM   #13
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[...]And make Safari more consistent with the OS X Version (gray, combined search/address bar) [...]
Not gonna happen. Why? Ever noticed the different virtual keyboards based on the input field you're in (address vs. search)?
How would they solve that if they got no clue, what you're gonna do? Switch it on the fly? Introduce more keyboards? Layout switches? Dynamic change while typing.

Seems to me the current solution works quite nice. (until there's a better one )
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:39 PM   #14
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Change the ********** dock to match the Mountain Lion one, Apple.
That'll probably be saved for iOS 7. Along with new matte icons everywhere.

Right now it doesn't make much sense that new Apple apps like Maps, Passbook, Game Center and Reminders are all flat and matte while older apps like Phone, Messages, Safari and Photos are all round and glossy.

While I think that matte looks better, I'd rather have everything be glossy than have this kind of inconsistency.
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That'll probably be saved for iOS 7. Along with new matte icons everywhere.

Right now it doesn't make much sense that new Apple apps like Maps, Passbook, Game Center and Reminders are all flat and matte while older apps like Phone, Messages, Safari and Photos are all round and glossy.

While I think that matte looks better, I'd rather have everything be glossy than have this kind of inconsistency.
I don’t see that difference—both Safari and Maps are very matte, with small glossy details (Safari load bar, map pins.) Safari uses more color, but not more glossiness.

And Game Center is far from flat! It looks like a 1970s basement. And Reminders is less flat than most: paper and black leather textures.

Anyway... I agree that visual overhauls will await a more major update.
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I donít see that differenceóboth Safari and Maps are very matte, with small glossy details (Safari load bar, map pins.) Safari uses more color, but not more glossiness.

And Game Center is far from flat! It looks like a 1970s basement. And Reminders is less flat than most: paper and black leather textures.

Anyway... I agree that visual overhauls will await a more major update.
I was talking about the icons.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:04 PM   #17
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That'll probably be saved for iOS 7. Along with new matte icons everywhere.
They might change the dock to the ML one in 6.1 update, they changed the camera button on the lock screen in 5.1 so I wouldn't be too surprised if they did change it
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Change the ********** dock to match the Mountain Lion one, Apple.
I will never understand why people care about this.
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I will never understand why people care about this.
i agree, a very minor issue here.
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For the love of Jobs, would they please make the ATV2 & 3 capable of streaming ALL of my photos from my computer when using screen saver in the next update. Thank you.
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Change the ********** dock to match the Mountain Lion one, Apple.
i would like the option to disable the dock view actually, and use wallpapers to create our own dock theme.
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Isn't it around this time when Apple start beta-testing next major iOS release?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:26 PM   #24
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Isn't it around this time when Apple start beta-testing next major iOS release?
Far from that. Its another 4 months at the earliest that we might see iOS7.
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Isn't it around this time when Apple start beta-testing next major iOS release?

Now that I've is in charge, I think they finally realize it's time to refresh that tired UI. Not sure they'll be able to do it in time for iOS7, but they sure as hell can't wait till iOS8.


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