Apple released the latest test-version of its mobile operating system iOS 6 today, available to developers who will test and report bugs on its newest features.
The majority of the updates seem to be in the map app department. According to MacRumors, these include the ability to control the volume of the GPS navigator voice assistant, and to set the language in which the navigator dictates directions. Should you be in a country using the metric system, you can also change the map to show kilometers as opposed to miles. And developers are reporting more 3D-imaging as well as traffic and construction alerts.
This version is called Build 10A5355d and can be downloaded only if you own a developer account. Those hoping to get a sneak peek will have to wait as Apple is on a tear, taking down websites selling extra developer accounts.
Apple announced iOS 6 and the new maps app at its WWDC developer conference in June. The company says the mobile operating system will be released this fall and has a bunch of shiny, new features such as Siri for iPad, Facebook integration, and FaceTime calls over cellular networks. FaceTime also popped up in this iOS 6 beta, as developers are now seeing “answer” and “decline” buttons for FaceTime calls.
Apple is holding its third quarter earnings call July 24, where we may hear a bit more about what’s to come. Check back for full coverage of the call on VentureBeat.
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