Apple Releases iOS 6.1.1 Beta for Developers

Just over a week after iOS 6.1 was released publicly, Apple has released iOS 6.1.1 (build  10B311) for developers and it includes some map improvements for Japan. The release notes share the following:

  • Improved pronunciation of roads during turn-by-turn navigation
  • Optimized directions to more strongly prefer highways over narrower roads
  • Now indicates upcoming toll roads during turn-by-turn navigation
  • Added labels for junctions, interchanges, on-ramps, off-ramps, and intersections
  • Added indicators for transit station buildings, subway lines, and traffic lights
  • Updated freeway colour to green
  • Updated icons for some location categories including fire stations, hospitals, and post offices
  • Added 3D buildings including Tokyo Station, Japan Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Tower

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For any users with a jailbroken iOS 6.1 device via the evasi0n jailbreak, you are urged to stay away from this update according to @musclenerd. The update most likely secures the exploits used in the iOS 6.1 jailbreak, which Apple recently warned users to avoid:

iOS hacker @iH8sn0w says this beta has no expiry date, unlike previous releases in the past.