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#1 Garry

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 19:56

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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#2 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 19:57

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

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 20:03

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


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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Posted 12 September 2012 - 20:03

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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Posted 12 September 2012 - 20:03

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.


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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Posted 12 September 2012 - 20:07

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.


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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Posted 12 September 2012 - 20:09

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.


Ooo, that's interesting. Maybe they will have it figured out after all. Thanks for the update on that. :)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 20:19

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).

#9 Jub Fequois

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 20:24

1) Previous iOS GMs were not UDID locked like the beta version. Does anyone know if that is true about iOS 6 GM?

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.

#10 John.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 20:27

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.


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.

#11 DomZ

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 20:32

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.


Haven't previous GM's been bit for bit the exact same file?

#12 Shadrack

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 20:35

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.


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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Posted 12 September 2012 - 20:39

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

Unlikely. Apple will be releasing v10.7 for iOS 6 support.

#14 DomZ

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 20:42

There's no iTunes 10.7 for anyone interested

#15 Shadrack

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 20:55

Haven't previous GM's been bit for bit the exact same file?


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.

There's no iTunes 10.7 for anyone interested


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.