iOS is not as fragmented as Android is, however that does not mean that it is not without problems at times. A lot of Apple iPhone owners have been waiting for the next update to their firmware and iOS 6.1 could be even closer thanks to the arrival of beta 5 for developers.
iOS 6 untethered jailbreak now closer
Beta 5 for iOS 6.1 means the testing phase of the software continues and the latest OS is said to bring improved mapping and more integration for Siri.
There has been rumours that Apple may have offered the Gold Master for the iOS, which would have meant that they were about to release the iOS 6.1 to the public, however they chose to release beta 5 and this can only mean that the final build cannot be too far away.
Apple released the first beta of iOS 6.1 in November of 2012. The update includes numerous improvements, one of which is to the Map App, which has received a great deal of criticism. The app replaced Google Maps, which was originally installed on iOS, but has now come back into the App Store.
Facebook integration will be better, as will Passbook, Photo Stream and more. The previous beta will come with a Map Kit framework that has been improved and this will make searching easier on iOS.
The last beta before this one was revealed in December and it can be picked up at the developer’s website. iOS 6.1 will be not be a major upgrade, however along with some new features it will fix some bugs that is in the current OS.
We already know that the top jaibreak developers are waiting for Apple to roll out iOS 6.1 before the reveal their jailbreak. So if iOS 6.1 beta 5 is almost the last build before the gold master, then we could finally get the iPhone 5 iOS 6 untethered jailbreak in our hands.