Apple has seeded the first-beta version of iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Now available for download only for developers registered on the iOS Dev Center.
Just after the public release of iOS 6.1, Apple releases iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 to developers arrives as build 10B311. The new version released just two days after the Evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6.x devices went live. Earlier this week proved there is still much to be said for the cat and rat battle between Apple and those looking to exploit its firmware. This sooner, whether the jailbreak emerge, than does the Cupertino begin to take action to plu it, while it is not confirmed as yet on whether the just seeded 6.1.1 beta 1 patches the exploit used by Evasi0n. But sure Apple will block it soon!
According to the release notes listing Apple Maps has been slated ad nauseam in the blogosphere, and following the initial release of iOS 6, things improved steadily. Much Europe and the United States has seen improvements in the native mapping capabilities, and next on the agenda, it would seem, in Japan.
Major improvements to Maps for Japanese users are added with iOS 6.1.1 beta 1, the japanese iteration of Maps includes better pronunciation of roads when using the new turn-by-turn facility, improved optimization of directions which now shows bias of highways over narrow, oft dangerous country lanes, and will also notify drivers of upcoming ones when using turn-by-turn.
Added indicators for transit station buildings, subway lines, and traffic lights, in addition, there are more labels for junctions, interchanges, on-ramps, off-ramps, and intersections. With an overhaul, the icons system has developed it, but the beta won’t have much of an affect on those outside of Japan, the lucrative Asian market is one Apple is looking to corner over the next few years.
Caution: You absolutely must avoid this release if you wish to continue using your jailbreak, or wish to jailbreak in the near future. Apple will undoubtedly take full control over to plug the userland exploits which made Evasi0n possible, so unless one of the trusted developers confirm it is safe to do so, all jailbreak fans must stick to 6.1 iOS firmware or lower.
This new release of iOS 6.1.1 IPSW can be downloaded via the iOS Dev Center, is only accessible to those on Apple’s Developer program. Be aware and don’t ever go downloading IPSWs of any betas from unmarked sources – Apple has a habit of coming down hard on individuals found to be doing so.