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Apple Releases iOS 6 Beta 3 For Developers 145

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hypnosec writes "Developers of iOS apps have been blessed with another update to iOS 6 around 21 days after an update of the iOS 5 successor was doled out and it contains quite a few new features. The 3rd update, dubbed iOS 6 Beta 3, can now be applied to the existing iOS on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and full downloads are available from Apple's developer portal. MacRumours notes that this update doesn't come with any change list and developers seeing the over the air update get the message that iOS 6 Beta 3 contains some 'bug fixes and improvement.' The latest build contains new options under the Settings application for Apple's latest Maps software. The beta allows developers to customize certain aspects like the volume of turn-by-turn navigation, and whether to measure distances in miles or kilometers, notes Apple Insider."
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Apple Releases iOS 6 Beta 3 For Developers

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  • by Anubis IV (1279820) on Monday July 16, 2012 @03:38PM (#40666377)

    ...and even I don't care about this. Let me know when a release date for iOS 6 is announced. Until then, let's hear some real news for nerds.

    • I'm inclined to agree. I mean even the summary says:

      MacRumours notes that this update doesn't come with any change list and developers seeing the over the air update get the message that iOS 6 Beta 3 contains some "bug fixes and improvement".

      Non-story.

    • by Truedat (2545458)
      Well have we seen release dates/pricing for Microsoft Surface or Office 2013? I love getting the inside track on up and coming tech - and besides if you don't think it's newsworthy then just don't then click on the story.
      • There's a big difference between a major product announcement and an "announcement" that the integer following "beta" has been incremented by one. If they had announced new features, or even specified new features that were implemented in this particular build or listed out the bugs that had been fixed, I would have let it go, since it would have given people an idea of how much further than had to go before iOS 6 would be ready. Instead, they specifically announced that there was no announcement regarding

        • by Truedat (2545458)
          You may have a point. Regarding MS though, I think that was a cynical and highly artificial milestone with no product to back it up. But probably more newsworthy.
  • When will the rest of the world catch up to the awesomeness of imperial units?

  • Nice, adjustable volume for the turn-by-turn navigation. Maybe eventually Android will get this feature and catch up with current iOS and also Android from a year ago, before Google in their infinite wisdom removed the option.

    • Waze is the best turn by turn GPS for either Andriod or iOS. Supports real time traffic conditions submitted by other waze users (police visible, traffic jams, construction and road hazzards, etc...)

      Free app. It's worth installing.

      • OMG I just installed this yesterday, cannot believe something this amazing is free.

        I mean, virtually all other options with turn-by-turn voice navigation have either a $50 price tag (TomTom, Navigon, Magellan), or a recurring subscription price (TeleNav Scout, MotionX, GoKivo, etc).

        Add to that the awesomeness of crowd-sourced realtime updates, and solidly implemented features like automatic route recalculation, and Waze is a real winner. And it's FREE! TomTom and Garmin must be shitting bricks right about

        • I mean, virtually all other options with turn-by-turn voice navigation have either a $50 price tag (TomTom, Navigon, Magellan), or a recurring subscription price (TeleNav Scout, MotionX, GoKivo, etc).

          You've obviously never owned an android mobile.

        • by tehcyder (746570)
          You appear to have inadvertently posted your advertisment on the main slashdot site rather than directing your letter to the commercial department.
    • by Anonymous Coward

      Many apps could benefit from a custom (slider) volume. For example, just because I want high volume on a phone call doesn't mean I want high volume on I-radio.

      • Yup, and Google is going in the exact wrong direction on this. First tying navigation volume to music volume, then tying notifications to the ringer volume. I love my Android phone, but some of these decisions are just stupid.

    • Tim Cook will soon follow up Apple's groundbreaking Retina display[tm] innovation with Eustachian Tube[tm] speakers.

  • By many accounts, including Woz himself, Siri is giving poorer quality answers as Apple dials back the processing time allowed on it's servers for individual queries.

    Apple has invested a great deal of their clout in the Siri app. Siri could easily become the poster child for buggy portable apps if Apple lets this slide.

  • The best thing they added to Siri is a little button next to her button that allows you to force Siri to use the phone mic instead of whatever is on the other end of the BT connection.
  • ... you just have to be a developer under NDA to read them. There are lots of changes and improvements but it's still beta software.

  • From TFS: "The 3rd update, dubbed iOS 6 Beta 3"

    You don't have to be crazy to work at Apple - but it helps!

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