iOS 6.1.1 beta issued to developers ahead of launch

A little over a week after the iOS 6.1 update was released to the public, Apple has issued a new iOS 6.1.1 beta to developers, hinting at future adjustments to the operating system.

Compatible with Apple’s full fleet of current iOS based portable devices, including the iPad mini and iPhone 5, the new iOS 6.1.1 beta is available now as a free download for registered developers through Apple’s development centre.

“This is a pre-release version of iOS 6.1.1 beta for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch,” the official Apple announcement stated. “Devices updated to iOS 6.1.1 beta can not be restored to earlier versions of iOS.”

iOS 6.1.1 Features
Whilst, unlike previous iOS betas, the new iOS 6.1.1 release does not appear to have an expiry date, the software refresh is set to bring a number updates and new features to Apple’s collection of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

Focussing largely on improvements to the still issue hit iOS 6 Maps software, the new iOS 6.1.1 update is set to include “improved pronunciation of roads during turn-by-turn navigation.”

Continuing on the maps and navigation theme, further iOS 6.1.1 updates will see the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile OS offer “optimised direction to more strongly prefer highways over narrower roads,” as well as “indicating upcoming toll roads during turn-by-turn navigation.”

With a number of these updates to affect the Japanese markets, the latest iOS 6.1.1. update shows Apple’s growing desire to capitalise on emerging Asian markets, a push that has been rumoured to see Apple prepping a cheaper iPhone handset for the Chinese sector.

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