Apple (AAPL) isn’t sitting still with after releasing iOS 6.1 just days ago. The company on Wednesday seeded its first beta of iOS 6.1.1 to developers and promised some significant improvements for iOS Maps in Japan. Per 9to5Mac, the new beta will includes turn-by-turn navigation improvements such as improved pronunciation of roads, a preference for highways over smaller roads, and notifications whenever you’re about to go onto a toll road. Other improvements include “added labels for junctions, interchanges, on-ramps, off-ramps, and intersections” and “added indicators for transit station buildings, subway lines, and traffic lights.” So if you’re a Japanese iPhone 5 user who’s been frustrated by your experience with iOS Maps so far, this beta has seemingly been built with you in mind.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.