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iOS 6.1 for Apple TV and other iOS devices – Release Notes

Published on November 13, 2012 by

Apple has released iOS 6.1 beta 2 to developers for testing. The update is compatible with the Apple TV, iPad 2 and later, iPhone 3GS and later, and iPod touch (4th & 5th generation).

ios6.1 beta 2 iOS 6.1 for Apple TV and other iOS devices   Release Notes

This is not the final release of the beta, but it don’t expect any new major features when iOS 6.1 becomes available to the public.

For Apple TV the update should resolve the following issues:

When browsing the iTunes Store, TV Shows is missing Networks, Genres, and Genius from the top menu.

The Top Movies and Top TV Shows grids are missing the featured carousels, as well as several featured shelves.

Podcasts is missing the Providers item from the top menu.

For other iOS device, iOS 6.1 will fix some issues with images, iCloud, Maps, Passbook and add a new advertising identifier in settings.

Here are the release notes for iOS 6.1 beta 2:

Core Image
Known Issues
In iOS 6.0 and later, Core Image introduced new filters to the set provided in iOS 5. The complete set of filters can be found in Core Image Filter Reference.
Also in iOS 6.0 and later, Core Image allows for the creation of CIImage objects that reference OpenGL texture objects via the imageWithTexture:size:flipped:colorSpace: method.

iCloud
Known Issues
In iOS 6.1 beta 1, you will not be able to upgrade or downgrade your iCloud storage (5 GB is free). As a workaround, please use either the latest OS X or a device running iOS 6.0.

Maps
Notes – In iOS 6.1, the Map Kit framework introduces the MKLocalSearch, MKLocalSearchRequest, and MKLocalSearchResponse classes. Apps can use these classes to perform map-based searches for addresses and points of interest. The results are then delivered to the app as an array of map item objects. For information about these new classes, see Map Kit Framework Reference.

Known Issues – None.

Passbook
Notes – As of iOS 6.1, the relevance behavior has changed for boarding passes that include both a relevant date and a relevant location. The date must match for these passes to be relevant. If both the date and location match, they are relevant for a longer window of time. You are encouraged to provide both pieces of information when they make sense for your passes

Known Issues – None

Settings
Notes – In iOS 6.1, a new Reset Advertising Identifier button has been added to Advertising Settings. This button resets the Advertising Identifier so that future requests will return a different value.

Known Issues – None.

Simulator
Notes – This release does not support testing In-App Purchase in iOS Simulator. For apps that use this feature, please test on a device.

Known Issues – None.

Social
Notes – Weibo shows up in the Settings app only if a Chinese keyboard is enabled.
When using the iOS 6.1 SDK on OS X v10.8 (Mountain Lion), if you use the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.1 “Legacy SDK” in iOS Simulator, you will not be able to sign in to Twitter via the Settings pane and Twitter.frameworkwill not work correctly. If you need to test Twitter features, you will need to choose either the iOS 6.1 or iOS 6.0 Simulator run destination or test with iOS 5.x on a device. These problems do not occur when running Simulator on OS X v10.7 (Lion).

Known Issues – None

If you are waiting for a jailbreak, you should hold off on updating your iOS software when iOS 6.1 is available.

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