Good news, iOS developers — you have a shiny new beta to play with for iOS 6.1. 9to5Mac reports that Apple (AAPL) has released its fourth beta for iOS 6.1 as an over-the-air update to developers. The beta was just pushed out the door, so we have no idea what new goodies it contains beyond the usual promises of “bug fixes and improvements.” It’s been just two weeks since Apple released its third beta for iOS 6.1, so the company seems to be picking up the pace when it comes to putting out new fixes for its next major operating system upgrade. Apple will likely release the final version of iOS 6.1 after the holidays.
Hot off releasing iOS 6.0.1 for iOS devices, Apple (AAPL) released iOS 6.1 beta to developers to begin testing. iOS 6.1 beta carries the 10B5095f build number and includes improvements to Apple’s “Map Kit Searches” that AppleInsider says let “developers search for map-based addresses and points of interest.” As AppleInsider also notes, the beta “is available for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS; fourth-, third- and second-generation iPads; and the fifth- and fourth-generation iPod touch.” Beta versions for the iPad mini have not yet been released.