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  • Apple Releases iOS 6.1 Beta 5 to Developers


    Apple has Saturday evening released iOS 6.1 Beta 5 to developers for testing. The fifth beta of the future iOS 6 update includes redesigned iPod controls to the lock screen, the ability to purchase movie tickets through Fandango using Siri, and several security enhancements. iOS 6.1 Beta 5 is for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

    The previous beta of iOS 6.1 fixed a scrolling glitch that occurred on the iPhone 5 following rapid swipes on the touch screen, in addition to the features aforementioned.

    The news of the new beta comes as disappointing for jailbreakers looking forward to the iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak, as the golden master was expected to see launch sometime this coming week. iOS 6.1 Beta 4 expires this coming week as well. Hackers are waiting on iOS 6.1 to see if the new firmware can yield a public jailbreak. Unfortunately, this means jailbreakers will have to wait longer as well.

    Developers will find the iOS 6.1 Beta 5 firmware in the developer portal of Apple’s Web site. Developers will be able to grab iOS 6.1 Beta 5 through OTA (over the air) updating on an iOS 6.1 beta device shortly.

    Sources: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Releases iOS 6.1 Beta 5 to Developers started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 82 Comments
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Cutting it close
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Extremely close
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      I had a feeling they'd release a beta 5 instead of GM,I think apple is following these devs on twitter and they know theres a current jailbreak ready for 6.1 so now their stalling with the final release until they find the hole so they patch it with 6.1
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Yep I agree with that statement
    1. Operator20's Avatar
      Operator20 -
      EXACTLY Jj2345. Apple is so on to the Jailbreak community and is frantically trying to find the hole. Either way they cant touch us on 6.0.2. I just can't believe they are this much against jailbreaking. Bunch of Commies.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Apple has Saturday evening released iOS 6.1 Beta 5 to developers for testing. The fifth beta of the future iOS 6 update includes redesigned iPod controls to the lock screen, the ability to purchase movie tickets through Fandango using Siri, and several security enhancements. iOS 6.1 Beta 5 is for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
      The only feature we really care about.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Yes it's pretty sad that they gonna do that just because of jailbreak. I just wanna git tether me or mywi
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Operator20 View Post
      EXACTLY Jj2345. Apple is so on to the Jailbreak community and is frantically trying to find the hole. Either way they cant touch us on 6.0.2. I just can't believe they are this much against jailbreaking. Bunch of Commies.
      I know,if I wanna drop my iphone and break it I can it right?so if We wanna jailbreak my own phone We should be able to do so it's our phones
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Anyone check if the release notes included "GM pushed back because of those damn k1ds" lol
    1. anig's Avatar
      anig -
      Wow so we wait. It's been relatively painless until now. Getting to be a game chess it seems
    1. Browning151's Avatar
      Browning151 -
      MuscleNerd just retweeted this from @winocm:

      Looks like iOS 6.1b5 isn't a beta, it activates without developer registration and has no ReleaseType lockdown keys.
      Interesting.
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
      The only feature we really care about.
      Agreed! For F**** sake, maybe we should encourage Evad3rs to release now ?! How many of us even care what IOS 6.1 brings to the table? I am at 6.0.2 and everything works. At this point I believe Rotten Apple is messing with the jailbreak team...
    1. Italia411's Avatar
      Italia411 -
      If they are releasing a new iPad in March with 6.1 the time line says they needed a beta 5. @i0n1c did tweet : Interesting thing about the iOS 6.1 Beta 5 release is that it has the build ID of a final, not that of a beta. Although, If the devs say the future of jail breaking is looking bright I think they have a ace up their sleeve.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Browning151 View Post
      Musclenerd just retweeted this from @winocm:



      Interesting.
      More evidence to the theory this was originally a GM before they backpedalled because of the jailbreak updates.
    1. Reymago23's Avatar
      Reymago23 -
      damn apple you are tireless.
    1. spazturtle's Avatar
      spazturtle -
      Quote Originally Posted by Operator20 View Post
      Bunch of Commies.
      Nope this is Capitalism, if it was Communism then they wouldn't lock down the system so much.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      But commies sounds worse...
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      I know they mean well but the Devs talk to damn much on twitter lol
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I was afraid of the comments the, "Dream Team" made about wanting iOS 6.1 to be released. I really hope Apple didn't catch on and made some changes with their latest BETA release....It's always good to hear news from the Dream Team, but I hope it doesn't end up ruining the holes they found.