Apple seeds iOS 6.1.1 beta to developers

By , Feb 6, 2013

ios 6.1.1 beta 1

It’s only been a week since Apple released iOS 6.1 to the public, and it’s already hard at work on the software’s next update. The iPhone-maker has seeded the first beta of iOS 6.1.1 to developers this morning, bringing the build to version 10B311.

It’s also worth noting that today’s beta arrives just 48 hours after the iOS 6.x evasi0n jailbreak was released. So obviously, those of you who are jailbroken that have access to today’s software update will want to avoid it until it’s investigated…

The release notes say that the new beta includes a number of improvements for the Maps app in Japan, including better pronunciation of roads during turn-by-turn navigation, updated icons for location categories and the addition of place data.

  • iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 includes the following improvements to Maps for Japan:
  • Improved pronunciation of roads during turn-by-turn navigation
  • Optimized directions to more strongly prefer highways over narrower roads
  • Now indicates upcoming toll roads during turn-by-turn navigation
  • Added labels for junctions, interchanges, on-ramps, off-ramps, and intersections
  • Added indicators for transit station buildings, subway lines, and traffic lights
  • Updated freeway color to green
  • Updated icons for some location categories including fire stations, hospitals, and post offices Added 3D buildings including Tokyo Station, Japan Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Tower

We’re still digging through the firmware for any changes, and we’ll report back if we find anything worth noting. But if I was a betting man, I’d say that this update has more to do with patching the vulnerabilities exposed by evasi0n than anything else.

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  • http://twitter.com/austinthesing Austin Thesing

    Way to freak out over a jailbreak Apple my gosh lol

    • Damian W

      they are not freaked they are stubborn.

      • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

        Lets not criticize Apple. There are ~500 million people who are not jailbroken and we are lucky evad3rs are not black hats The exploits could potentially be serious and now that they have released the process of evasi0n it could easily be used against the iOS community to inject malware or a virus etc…

      • Damian W

        macs were never seriously infected with any viruses, I doubt iphone would de a different case.

      • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

        Thats true, although consumer trust might be lost

  • http://www.twitter.com/macmixing Dom Esposito

    gotta patch those vulnerabilities. lol

  • sarimkhan

    Means they re already working on blocking evasi0n ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      yup…lol

  • Supafly_Boy

    Apple needs give up and embrace the jailbreak community. We’re not going anywhere.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      they won’t

    • Voice of Treason

      It really isn’t about the jailbreak itself, but the vulnerability that was utilized. If there is a known exploit then they must patch it, otherwise individuals with malicious intents could take advantage of it. Everyone would be crying and suing Apple if they didn’t do anything, and the media would be all over it.

    • http://twitter.com/gltch486 Matt

      Or Apple could just open the iOS for development…

      • Kaptivator

        Don’t hold your breath on that one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/parveen.bansiwal Parveen Kumar Bansiwal

    Evasi0n effect

    #first

  • http://twitter.com/EthanBB Ethan

    Well … no way I’m gonna update :D

    • http://twitter.com/gltch486 Matt

      I was on 5.1.1 up until Monday – after the JB for 6.1 was released to the public.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    everyone needs to go get an iphone5 and ipd4 now before they start shipping with 6.1.1 that will not se a KB for a long time..

    • sambuzzlight

      exactly! i have an iphone 4 :( was thinking of getting 5s then realized a jb for it never be released. so need to buy an iphone 5 asap

    • http://twitter.com/sivkai Siv

      Don’t forget replacements.

    • Chuck Norris

      In Novemeber I bought a 4S online and it was on 5.1.1

    • Irfan Tarique

      ummm… they cant update the firmware once the phone is seal in the box. dont freak ppl out

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000514380051 John Sklikas

    Come on Apple… I thought that they have changed after the iOS 4 period! -.- Last year, iOS 5.0.1 was current for months along with its jailbreak, and so was 5.1.1. You can argue that this happened because 5.1.1 was the last before 6.0 but if that was true, why Apple released 4.3.5 after the release of the 4.3.3 jailbreak, when supposedly 4.3.3 should be the last release?

  • CooperB

    Undoubtedly some “major” tweak to the shading of an app icon that was missed with the hugely amazing and substantial 6.1 update.

  • http://twitter.com/monster_hazardo Roger Riekki

    Screw this update we’re staying Apple.

  • sambuzzlight

    lol i wont update even if a jb comes out for it

  • deeevil

    How can´t apple see the benefits of these great tweaks that are out there, of course there are a great deal of shitty tweaks as well but anyway… as someone said before, we aren´t going anywhere!

    • http://twitter.com/KnockOnWoodhead Chad Woodhead

      They do see the benefits of them, hence why a majority of the older popular tweaks were put into Apple’s iOS

      • Curtis

        lol a majority? . .more like a couple.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathanclulow Johnny Clulow

      They are right to patch up the holes in the OS. Apple lead the security of data with the iphone. Soon as someone looses everything thanks to data on the iphone and Apple will be hard to recover from.

      The way you should moan at apple is for not taking these Cydia tweaks and implementing them into IOS for themselves. It takes far too long. I mean cmon, 6 years and still not quick reply! All hope is lost!

      • deeevil

        Yep and and i am right there with you. Anyway i am thinking there are so many good and wonderful made tweaks out there that could do a great change to IOS if they could have som kind of agreement…Just think of gridlock, infinifolder/folderenhancer, ipsum…as many more…

      • Damian W

        i think not having quick reply summarizes the entire iOS. Essential feature that enhances the functionality of the phone.

        In terms of iPad, i would say it needs something like FolderEnhancer and iconoclasm. iPad Screen is like 4 times the size of iphone 4s and yet it can fit on the screen only 4 more icons. Something is odd about it.

  • Jonathan

    *yawn*

  • iH@ck3r77

    i don’t know what apple wants to prove…..within 2 weeks they have given ios 6.1.1 to devs ,but why?….they are’t innovating their ios just giving shits like patching venerability to jailbreak …
    thins is bullshit at all…..

    • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

      Your complaining that Apple wants to keep there OS secure. Obviously anything innovative is being saved for iOS 7 so stop complaining no one is forcing you to OTA to 6.1.1.

      • iH@ck3r77

        i have’s seen any innovative in ios 6.1 , it was same as 6.0, they just updated their own bugs concerning maps and all……..

        even ios 5.1.1 was better than ios 6.0…
        and i m not complaining but i and there were many who waited for great new ios……….and their ios no more worthy…they filed to improve their consumer…

      • http://twitter.com/Jirakaz Zak Wallace

        Right, but we’re saying that there are new people working on iOS 7. They’re not going to publish their dope ass ideas to a x.1.1 release. They’d save it for iOS 7 and say they invented quick reply, etc.

      • Damian W

        I doubt iOS 7 will be innovative, after all we have not seen much innovation since iOS 3. Next IOSs only improved on the idea taken from the first ones. Why would iOS 7 be so special? I remember people used to say this about the coming 5 and 6 that they would be so special.

        I gave up on apple doing anything special. So far they offered same stuff that competition had before them.

        The only innovative thing apple does is their laptop and OSX. They are amazing.

      • http://twitter.com/mrmberman Marc

        Why may iOS7 be so special? One man. One vision. Sir Jonny Ive. (Hopefully, being pessemistic of course)

      • iH@ck3r77

        we r always expecting some thing miracle from apple but the way they are introducing new phones , they are improving just hardware not ios…
        and hop they will improve their ios 7 not only hardware… but by time they are forcing to less expect from them in case of ios improvement…
        and no one can ignore that they are improving security in their ios, thats only positive thing…

      • http://twitter.com/Jirakaz Zak Wallace

        Yeah, it might actually be innovative this time because as I said, there are NEW people working on iOS 7. Not the same dude that has been running it since iOS 1. READ my post next time please.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003553585630 David King

    I see no reason for not putting some of the JB features in iOS. They are control freaks!

  • iH@ck3r77

    apple just don’t want to see their costumer to be happy.. :(

  • Deveh

    It’s probably the best time to save my SHSH blobs now.
    Is that already possible for iPhone 5? And will I be able to downgrade with them?

    • deeevil

      Yep do it, you never no what will happen!

  • http://twitter.com/FadiJabbour1 Fadi Jabbour

    I thought that the maps are loaded from server.
    so why I need a new software to change some colors.

  • So optimistic

    Is there away to fix the black out of the screen when making a call? Each time i put my ear to the phone, the screen will stay off and I have to push the power button to get it back. But after pushing the power button, the phone disconnects. Help?

  • Sir.Rhommi

    Still No Quick Relply Or Quick Compose? -__- Get Your Shit Apple.

    • http://twitter.com/Jirakaz Zak Wallace

      If anything that will come in a brand new iOS. Something “huge” (I say huge because they’d act like they invented it) wouldn’t come out in a x.1.1 or anything like that. But They do have brand new people working on iOS 7 so I’m really hoping (and if at any time, this would be the time to do it) that they revamp a ton of shit.

  • Dan

    Glad I jailbroke my wife’s iPhone last night lol

  • http://twitter.com/Mtfr123 m

    Everyone who is still on ios 5, backup and update to ios 6.1 before its too late!!

  • Tikimaker

    Saving blobs but we still don’t have a way to downgrade to lower IOS 6 such as 6.0 or 6.0.1 etc.

  • http://twitter.com/gltch486 Matt

    The longer, and harder, this cat-and-mouse chase between new iOS’s and Jailbreaks continues, the more likely I’m going to switch to Android…

  • Roy Chdid

    Anyone has a link for iOS 6.1 iPhone 5 (Model 1429) ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

      Just search on Google “IOS 6.1 direct download”. Should be the first result

      • Roy Chdid

        Thanks ! It seems iDB have the 1429 now.

  • http://twitter.com/MrGnaGna Kasimir Poposlowski

    i’m on 6.1 now…that was my first and last software update :D

  • bigzjoseph

    I’m gonna upgrade only if ios7 is changes everything about an iphone, ipad or ipod touch by that if tge screen got widget and new icons and more improve or else im gonna stick with my ios 6.1 jailbreak for the rest of life peace.

    • Florian Lerch

      Agree. Don’t want to wait that long every year or two…

  • Liam Mulcahy

    Noooooo!

  • Wassim Omais

    Wont make the same mistake like I did last time and update! Time to save my iOS 6.1 SHSH blobs…..

  • AndyDontCare

    Not surprised. Pretty smart of them. They knew there was a jailbreak pending, so perhaps they released “half” an update and waited for the JB to come out to fix that with the other half.

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Rlly have my doubts tht the 6.1.1 update is in response to evasi0n jb. Chances are tht the jb may still work on the update. I have a hard time believing Apple are tht savvy. Savvy?

  • Nvrhde

    Why Me,
    Am Ii the only one just jail breaked,
    Am I the only one use apple maps a lot,
    Am I the Only one living in JAPAN.

  • http://Michaelschnier.tumblr.com Michael Schnier

    Unless you’re on an iPhone 4. Jailbreakable 4 lyf.

  • batongxue

    Tim! WTF!

  • http://twitter.com/notoriousTEG tim

    Pod2g just tweeted that 6.1.1 doesn’t fix the vulns evasion exploits

  • NameIsDavid

    So many comments, all about absolutely nothing. There is *nothing* in this new beta that addresses the jailbreak. Not only has the evasi0n team confirmed this, but it would be impossible. One day is just not enough time to modify OS code, do internal testing and deploy a beta. Even for critical, public-facing bugs, Apple’s taken at least a week to do something like that.

    Note that the evasi0n tool won’t work on 6.1.1, but it’s because the tool checks specifically for 6.1 to avoid issues. The actual JB exploits still remain.

  • Shaquille

    If upgraded to iOS 6.1 while jailbroken,will it still be jailbroken after ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/califonacation Anton Roque

    after downloading 6.1.1 wifi button greyed out