iOS 6 Beta 3 Released For Developers, Brings Updated Maps

For those unaware, Apple released iOS 6 Beta 2 (build 10A5338d) three weeks ago. Just now, the third beta of iOS 6 (build 10A5355d) is available for developers, bringing several new features in its updated Maps app. The release cites that Apple is definitely getting closer to releasing its next generation mobile OS for the end users as well.

The key change iOS 6 beta 3 has brought is the addition of a new section in the Settings app for the new Maps. The option of "allowing users to change the volume of the navigation voice, set distances to display in miles or kilometers, set map labels to display either in the local language or always in English, and set map label sizes to either "normal" or "large" has been added.

Moreover, some other minor changes have also been spotted, suggesting that the iOS 6 Beta 3 version now includes the following additions:

iMessage on iPad Now Gives Option to Add Phone Number for Unified Messaging;
New icons in the Mail app for Junk, Trash, and Archive;
4th Gen iPod Touch Now Has VIP Inbox;
Many More Cities Have 3D Models in Maps;
New settings for Maps: Allows Customization of Volume, Distances, Map Labels.

Yet there have been no other significant alterations spotted in comparison with the iOS 6 Beta 2. 

Apple is widely expected to release the latest iOS version for the end users this fall. There is a high probability that iOS 6 launch will coincide with the release of the next generation iPhone, usually dubbed as an iPhone 5. However, for those who can’t sit still and wait till September/October, iOS 6 betas are available for you to grab for $99 by signing up as an Apple developer.



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