A German blog dubbed iFun reported that Apple is prepping the iOS 6.1 or beta 5, which will be the Golden Master of the iOS 6.1 if everything goes as expected. Citing a reliable source, iFun said Apple is testing the fifth beta of iOS 6.1 for developers, and it has undergone an “extensive internal testing.”
Here’s an excerpt from the blog translated via Google.
Yesterday only we had pointed out that the release of iOS is slowly overdue 6.1. How could we now know from a reliable source, the next and therefore the fifth beta version is about to be released for developers.
It was only last September when Apple released the iOS 6 operating system that had multiple issues, including the Wi-Fi connectivity, battery life and of course the Apple Maps fiasco, that has become the talk of the town.
After the iOS 6 was released, Apple seeded the first beta version of iOS 6.1 to its registered developers in November last year. Since then, the California-based company released the four betas, and now the latest rumor gives us a hint that this is going to be the last beta, the final phase available for developers only.
iOS 6.1 brings to previous findings, no major changes, but mainly deals with bug fixes and optimizations in the areas of connectivity and interface. In the last pre-release Apple turns according to our information only gently to the fine adjustments. We think it is quite possible that Apple today or on Monday evening, the next development version releases.
If this will push through, developers will receive the beta most likely on Monday. This version is believed to be compatible with the following devices:
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad 2/iPad 3/iPad 4
- iPad mini
- iPod touch 4th and 5th
Users of stock devices can upgrade to iOS 6.1 once it is available. But if you have a jailbroken device, better wait until an untethered version comes out. We’re still hoping the geniuses will release one.