Apple Unexpectedly Seeds iOS 7 Beta 6 to Developers, Update Fixes Issue With iTunes in the Cloud [Updated]

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    Apple has just released the sixth beta version of iOS 7 to developers for testing purposes. The update is available as an over-the-air update to existing beta testers and it can also be downloaded via Apple's Developer Center.

    It was rumored earlier today that Beta 6 might be released next week, roughly two weeks after the release of Beta 5; however, the odd timing of this release -- Apple traditionally releases new iOS betas to developers on Monday mornings -- along with its small size, only 13.5MB on an iPhone 5, suggests that it could be some kind of urgent bug fix.

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    The new beta arrives as build 11A4449d, and comes a little more than week after the previous beta 5, which had a build number of 11A4449a.

    iOS 7 is scheduled for release in the fall of this year, with updates to Apple's iPhone and iPad lineups expected around the same time. If past history is any indication, iOS 7 should be made available to the public just a few days before the launch of the next-generation iPhone.

    Update: Apple notes on the iOS Developer Center that the release fixes an "issue with iTunes in the Cloud, where some purchases may download or play unexpected items."

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    I'm half tempted to start playing around with betas but I've resisted so far. I'll probably try the GM when it comes out.
     
  8. street.cory, Aug 15, 2013
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    Very unexpected. Can't wait to see the changelog :D

    (Obviously security/bug fixes)

    - Still no unlock sound (OTA update with restore from iCloud that was originally from iOS 6 and has moved through all of the betas)

    -iCloud Keychain seems to work better for me.

    -Boot time is significantly faster I lied. It's taken 2.5 minutes or more to boot to the home screen multiple times. I'm not sure where the speedy boot came from.
     
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    Please correct.
     
  10. mattburley7 macrumors 68040

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    i wouldnt be surprised if there is beta 7 then since this showed up earlier then expected.
     
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    Well that was unexpected. Anyone figure out the change yet? I'm really curious to know what they possibly could have done in so little time.
     
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    Maybe Apple decided to troll everyone after today's rumor of next week being the date.
     
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    Yea its a very small file size, odds are they only fixed one big security flaw and they want people to grab it before the community figures out what it is.
     
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    Wow I wonder if this means there will be a beta 7 in a few weeks or will it just go straight to the GM? Also, totally out left field. Would not have even known had I not checked this site.
     
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    Guys, I think the small size means this is some critical bug fix.

    Meaning, they probably didn't intent to release an update before next week, but felt compelled to fix some small issue.

    I would imagine that BGR was not wrong, rather, something small came up that changed their plans a little bit. I would still bet that we'll see the next beta (now beta 7) next week with more substantial changes/fixes.
     
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    Careful, everyone will tell you like they did to me. That you do not know what troll means. ;)
     
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    This will hopefully fix the incredibly long boot ups. :eek:

    Wow, the one on the right looks fantastic! Whoever tweaked that must be some sort of designer genius! :D
     
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    I still wish they would have changed the Photos icon to the one on the right. :(

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    Sweet! new icons!
     
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    Cool, I was not expecting this today! I am updating now...
     
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    From the dev center

     

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