Apple releases iOS 6.1.1 beta to registered developers

After releasing iOS 6.1 to public, Apple has already seeded iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 to registered developers and it is now available for download through the dev center. The beta update which has been released for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch features several improvements and enhancements to the mobile operating system. Most of the changes brought in this update are related to Apple’s Maps application for Japan. The full change log for iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 can be found after the break.

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


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