iOS 6.1 GM In Final Testing, Could Be Out For Devs By Monday [Rumor]


Apple issued the first beta of iOS 6.1 to developers back at the beginning of November. Since then, the software has undergone four beta revisions. The latest version was seeded on December 17th.

A new rumor from German blog iFun claims that the final iOS 6.1 GM (the same version that’s released publicly for everyone) is in the final internal testing stages, and the software is about to be released to registered devs. Apparently the iOS 6.1 GM could ship as early as today or Monday.

iFun merely cites “a reliable source,” so we’re chalking this one up to a possibility, not definite news.

Apple usually times big iOS software updates with press events, and the company could very well hold an event in the coming weeks like it has done in the past. iOS 6.1 isn’t necessarily a huge update, but it does pack some interesting additions. There’s the ability to order movie tickets with Fandango via Siri, added security for iCloud, and a new Maps framework for developers that allows other apps to search for locations based on points of interest.

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