iOS 6.1 Beta. What's New?

Torinate

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Interesting.

Updated maps, if I've read the review correctly. Someone said it could be done "ongoing" and didn't need to actually perform an update. Apple said it had to be updated...

No wifi fix
No calendar fix
No dropped / missed call fix
No battery fix

I'm hoping there's more to the update...
 

FuelieNova

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6.2 was released yesterday but I cannot load it... my iMac is in for the hard drive recall................
Tom
 

Hondamaker

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Interesting.

Updated maps, if I've read the review correctly. Someone said it could be done "ongoing" and didn't need to actually perform an update. Apple said it had to be updated...

No wifi fix
No calendar fix
No dropped / missed call fix
No battery fix

I'm hoping there's more to the update...
There'll be more betas. They *may* include more fixes.


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Torinate

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The Maps app is constantly being improved, and these improvements do not necessitate an iOS update to take effect, as Maps data is downloaded on-the-fly from Apple servers, as needed.

For example,

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/11/14/apple-keeps-silenty-improving-maps-as-atlanta-gets-more-flyover/

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That's interesting. The Apple store genius said maps had to be updated with a new release of IOS update. Even in the original release of updates for 6.1 it said map updates.

Not sure who's right, but I can tell you where I live, they haven't updated anything for maps. Still can't find almost any address. Turn by turn is fantastic! But, I always end up lost as maps can't find the right place.

Lets hope someone at Apple can get this at least half way useable here in Ontario.
 

Zanthe

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I dunno. Used the maps app yesterday via Siri and it worked perfectly for me. Great turn by turn directions and sure enough there it was! ::shrug::
 

acosmichippo

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That's interesting. The Apple store genius said maps had to be updated with a new release of IOS update. Even in the original release of updates for 6.1 it said map updates.

Not sure who's right, but I can tell you where I live, they haven't updated anything for maps. Still can't find almost any address. Turn by turn is fantastic! But, I always end up lost as maps can't find the right place.

Lets hope someone at Apple can get this at least half way useable here in Ontario.
I think both are right in their own way. I'm sure Maps' data can be updated without the app being updated. But for the app itself to be updated, you have to wait for iOS updates.
 

FuelieNova

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I just updated to beta 3 and still have problems with maps. It seems to find poi's that are way out of my way.
Today I ask directions to a particular gas station, it wanted to take me to one 8 miles away when there was one 8 blks away. Navigon found it fine.
Beta 3 seems to be more stable but nothing earthshaking new.
Tom
 

acosmichippo

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I could be wrong, but I think the routing algorithms are all back-end. In other words, routes are calculated on the Apple servers, then sent to your phone. If that is the case, iOS updates won't improve that at all.
 

one_crazy_dude

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Any one having problems with iMessage and text? Any one I message with an iDevices gets a regular text and a iMessage of the same message( double text ).



My iMessage/Text is all screwed up.
 
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