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Apple usually mentions when developers will get their hands on preview releases but not at today's event. The developer site has just gone down for maintenance, however, but briefly sported a graphic stating that it's available to developers now. The release notes have also been uploaded.

I'm also hoping it'll come back with a preview release of the new iTunes (version 11?)

So in a few hours I'm sure it'll be all over the internet.

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Hopefully it leaks soon. I'm looking forward to trying out the new maps app.

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[quote name='Astra.Xtreme' timestamp='1347479866' post='595170257']
Hopefully it leaks soon. I'm looking forward to trying out the new maps app.
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Yes, I think the 3D mapping is absolutely amazing. Though I've shown it to a few people who just weren't impressed. Still a few issues to work out, particularly with points of interest, but a decent start.

In fact, the GM seed is now available from the developer site.

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The thing I'm sure a lot of people will be disappointed about (myself included) would be a lack of directions for public transportation and walking. I don't think those features were included in any of the beta builds, so it's doubtful they would suddenly show up in the final. Not a huge huge deal, but it's still a downgrade from the Google maps app.

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[quote name='Astra.Xtreme' timestamp='1347480192' post='595170287']
The thing I'm sure a lot of people will be disappointed about (myself included) would be a lack of directions for public transportation and walking. I don't think those features were included in any of the beta builds, so it's doubtful they would suddenly show up in the final. Not a huge huge deal, but it's still a downgrade from the Google maps app.
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Hmm, well give me 30 minutes and I'll tell you.

Edit: Oh in fact, walking directions are in Beta 4 but very buggy. When I ask for directions to Portland Street or Portland Street, Manchester (about 10 minutes walk away) I'm given directions to a Portland Street 12 miles away.

Public transportion directions gives links to App Store apps, with no results available.

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[quote name='Astra.Xtreme' timestamp='1347480192' post='595170287']
The thing I'm sure a lot of people will be disappointed about (myself included) would be a lack of directions for public transportation and walking. I don't think those features were included in any of the beta builds, so it's doubtful they would suddenly show up in the final. Not a huge huge deal, but it's still a downgrade from the Google maps app.
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I believe that's correct, although the API has been expanded to allow 3rd party apps to fill in this gap [eventually].

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[quote name='Garry' timestamp='1347480232' post='595170291']
Hmm, well give me 30 minutes and I'll tell you.

Edit: Oh in fact, walking directions are in Beta 4 but very buggy. When I ask for directions to Portland Street or Portland Street, Manchester (about 10 minutes walk away) I'm given directions to a Portland Street 12 miles away.

Public transportion directions gives links to App Store apps, with no results available.
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Ooo, that's interesting. Maybe they will have it figured out after all. Thanks for the update on that. :)

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Hmm...I'm wondering 2 things at the moment:

1) Previous iOS GMs were not UDID locked like the beta version. Does anyone know if that is true about iOS 6 GM?
2) Anyone know what the status is for Jailbreaking iOS 6 on my iPhone 4? I think I saw that at least my first batch iPhone 4 will always have a untethered-JB because of a hardware exploit that they can't ever patch. I've become dependent on a few JB apps now (BiteSMS being the biggest one).

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[quote name='Shadrack' timestamp='1347481165' post='595170335']
1) Previous iOS GMs were not UDID locked like the beta version. Does anyone know if that is true about iOS 6 GM?
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Technically it wouldn't be the GM if it was UDID locked. It's the version that's going out through iTunes and OTA after all.

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[quote name='Jub Fequois' timestamp='1347481484' post='595170361']
Technically it wouldn't be the GM if it was UDID locked. It's the version that's going out through iTunes and OTA after all.
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It's not. Although the build number may be the same, I think the timestamp and release channels determine whether the UDID is locked or not. I wouldn't chance it anyhow.

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[quote name='John.' timestamp='1347481625' post='595170365']
It's not. Although the build number may be the same, I think the timestamp and release channels determine whether the UDID is locked or not. I wouldn't chance it anyhow.
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Haven't previous GM's been bit for bit the exact same file?

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[quote name='Jub Fequois' timestamp='1347481484' post='595170361']
Technically it wouldn't be the GM if it was UDID locked. It's the version that's going out through iTunes and OTA after all.
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I'm not technically familiar with how exactly Apple does the "UDID" locking, but since Apple does handle the activation requests I presume that they can block activation requests from non-dev UDIDs and still have the exact same iOS software. Presumably.... Assumably... As in I'm probably wrong...

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[quote name='Garry' timestamp='1347479782' post='595170251']I'm also hoping it'll come back with a preview release of the new iTunes (version 11?)[/quote]
Unlikely. Apple will be releasing v10.7 for iOS 6 support.
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There's no iTunes 10.7 for anyone interested

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[quote name='DomZ' timestamp='1347481937' post='595170387']
Haven't previous GM's been bit for bit the exact same file?
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In most cases, yes. Some cases they have had to release a 2nd or even a 3rd GM before getting to RTM. But I still stand by my logic that they can have the exact same file bit-by-bit and still refuse to activate non-dev UDIDs. Activation is done through the Internets on Apple's server so it doesn't matter what the GM is because Apple servers have the final say on if the code can be activated to run on your device or not.

Still, previous GMs ran just fine on non-dev UDIDs. I'd like to see some conformation on this though before I offer up my devices as guinea pigs.

[quote name='DomZ' timestamp='1347482569' post='595170423']
There's no iTunes 10.7 for anyone interested
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Some are saying that the installer on the web site installs 10.7 even though it says it is still 10.6.x or w/e. I haven't tried it yet.

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so with no UDID lock does that mean us normal folks can download and try this GM build then?

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[quote name='SMELTN' timestamp='1347483703' post='595170497']
so with no UDID lock does that mean us normal folks can download and try this GM build then?
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Yes.

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There actually haven't been any UDID locks in any of the iOS 6 betas strangely.

Oh, and I downloaded iTunes 10.7 (mac) btw. Filename is simply iTunes10.7.dmg and it installs... iTunes 10.7.

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[quote name='Garry' timestamp='1347487520' post='595170673']
There actually haven't been any UDID locks in any of the iOS 6 betas strangely.

Oh, and I downloaded iTunes 10.7 (mac) btw. Filename is simply iTunes10.7.dmg and it installs... iTunes 10.7.
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Really? Hmm... then why did I have my developer friend add my iPad to his UDID list :-P? And then there were all those sites popping up advertising to register you UDID for you for $15 or w/e. I guess all of that wasn't necessary?

Admitting, I never tried to install it on a device that did not have UDID registered as a developer device. But that is because all the information at the time said you had to have your device registered in order for Apple to activate.

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Just loaded iOS 6 onto my new iPad and there's just nothing of interest there. Apple's new Maps app is a tremendous step backwards compared to Google Maps. There are no public transit directions available whatsoever in Amsterdam and for whatever reason Apple thought it was a good idea to give building blocks the same color as rural land. Turn-by-turn navigation is in English, which just sounds incredibly dumb when it involves Dutch street names. The only thing I like is the new Clock app (took them long enough to add), but STILL no Weather app present.

It just seems like Apple is sitting on its ass doing hardly anything of interest anymore.
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[quote name='.Neo' timestamp='1347495998' post='595171177']
It just seems like Apple is sitting on their asses doing hardly anything of interest anymore.
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Indeed - http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6823327/apple-coasting-keynote-with-christopher-mcdonald
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[quote name='.Neo' timestamp='1347495998' post='595171177']
It just seems like Apple is sitting on its ass doing hardly anything of interest anymore.
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The maps app is a step backwards, but Google Maps on iOS really wasn't that great either. Sadly the only real solution for good maps on iOS may be 3rd party.

iOS 6 just isn't as significant of an update as 4 (multitasking) and 5 (notifications) were. There are subtle refinements but no major new features that I'm terribly interested in.
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Got it running on iPhone 4S. Safari feels a lot more snappier than before.. Siri, finally can find things in Canada. Good thing they removed the YouTube app, because the one from apple store is so much better! Apple maps is okay, I guess. Nothing really new.

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Anyone have the GM MD5 for the iPhone 4S?

I believe it is e145b74b35bf789f82641f987d93e876
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[quote name='- jigz -' timestamp='1347499189' post='595171375']
Got it running on iPhone 4S. Safari feels a lot more snappier than before.. Siri, finally can find things in Canada. Good thing they removed the YouTube app, because the one from apple store is so much better! Apple maps is okay, I guess. Nothing really new.
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agreed on all of the above except that the live traffic is for a lot fewer reports than was with google maps. hope that is improved with time.

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[quote name='King Mustard' timestamp='1347499318' post='595171391']
Anyone have the GM MD5 for the iPhone 4S?

I believe it is e145b74b35bf789f82641f987d93e876
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Got this from another site:
4S GM is (confirmed by a dev): e145b74b35bf789f82641f987d93e876

I got mine somewhere else as well. Did a clean restore and it went through with no problem.

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