iOS 6 beta links supposedly leaked, but not active yet

A post from the staff of Chinese forum WeiPhone.com claims to share a host of official Apple download links for tomorrow's software releases. Currently these links aren't active, but they suggest that they include an iOS 6 beta build under 10A5316k for a variety of devices, as well as a developer preview of Safari 6 for OS X Lion.

This claim cannot be verified at this time due to the links not pointing to the suggested files yet, but clicking the links does take users to an error page stating "Your session has expired." Altering the URLs to reference a different build number or making other changes brings up an "Access denied" error message, suggesting that there is a certain sense of validity about the leaked URLS.

A similar list of links addressing last year's downloads also leaked out just before Apple's WWDC 2011 keynote. The full list of links includes:

Third-generation iPad

iPad 2

iPhone

iPod touch

Apple TV

Other iOS

Safari 6

From what we can see from the list, Apple will be dropping iOS support for the original iPad and the third-generation iPod Touch with the release of iOS 6.

Source: Macrumours

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Very lame of them to drop support for the first gen iPad, considering how much it costs in the first place. They should get lifetime updates, not limted 2 years of updates. What a ripoff.

If I had known Apple does that, I would not have bought my iPad 2 last year.

jd100 said,
Very lame of them to drop support for the first gen iPad, considering how much it costs in the first place. They should get lifetime updates, not limted 2 years of updates. What a ripoff.

If I had known Apple does that, I would not have bought my iPad 2 last year.


It's not like your ipad would be automatically broken the day you lose support in iOS for it. Lifetime updates? Don't be naive. The hardware in your ipad 2 will eventually get outdated and will be to weak to power newer versions of iOS.

Its the age old story of technology. It gets outdated, you have to live with it.

Surprised to see 3GS still getting updates. Just another update to slow it down to make people purchase a newer phone?

Manish said,
There are*

No, people commonly say "there's" in casual talk. It's acceptable.

Now if he said "there is 2 articles", then it'd be wrong.

andrewbares said,

No, people commonly say "there's" in casual talk. It's acceptable.

Now if he said "there is 2 articles", then it'd be wrong.


I was correcting myself. While "there's" + (plural noun) is acceptable, it felt weird reading it back.

P.S. I just Reported the Illegal Website IOS6Beta.com to Apple Developer Support so for those of you who were planning to go that avenue tomorrow will be out of Luck!

kevpan815 said,
P.S. I just Reported the Illegal Website IOS6Beta.com to Apple Developer Support so for those of you who were planning to go that avenue tomorrow will be out of Luck!

yeah they are going to do something about it lol

what do you care though?

kevpan815 said,
P.S. I just Reported the Illegal Website IOS6Beta.com to Apple Developer Support so for those of you who were planning to go that avenue tomorrow will be out of Luck!

kevpan815 said,
P.S. I just Reported the Illegal Website IOS6Beta.com to Apple Developer Support so for those of you who were planning to go that avenue tomorrow will be out of Luck!

Thanks for telling everyone where to get the beta not that i own an IOS device.

kevpan815 said,
P.S. I just Reported the Illegal Website IOS6Beta.com to Apple Developer Support so for those of you who were planning to go that avenue tomorrow will be out of Luck!

booo .... a rat in the house. lol

Edited by timster, Jun 11 2012, 1:18pm :

InsaneNutter said,

Thanks for telling everyone where to get the beta not that i own an IOS device.

I just Telephoned U.S.A. Apple Developer Support and they said that they definitely do intend to take the site down and Ban Mr. Doug Felder from the Program!

rippleman said,
what do you care though?

Because I am paying my $99 U.S.A. Dollars a Year to get it Legally, so everyone else should have to do the same thing!

zerolimit said,

yeah they are going to do something about it lol

See my reply to InsaneNutter, Apple U.S.A. Developer Support was very helpful on the telephone this morning just after 9 A.M. C.D.T. (Central Daylight Time Zone).

kevpan815 said,

Because I am paying my $99 U.S.A. Dollars a Year to get it Legally, so everyone else should have to do the same thing!

Apple, the only company that make you PAY for Beta updates...

timster said,

booo .... a rat in the house. lol

If you want the Beta, then pay Apple your $99 U.S.A. Dollars a Year and get it the Legal Way! Otherwise be prepared to wait until October! Just a BIG FYI!

kevpan815 said,

See my reply to InsaneNutter, Apple U.S.A. Developer Support was very helpful on the telephone this morning just after 9 A.M. C.D.T. (Central Daylight Time Zone).

You actually phoned Apple? Dude ... seriously, get the giant broom out of your ass and live your life.

kevpan815 said,
2 Apple IOS Developer Program Members Only Zeikku! Like Me!

Makes sense. I have connects like that for other things too .

27 different versions of iOS??? If consumers were confused with 5 different versions of Windows, imagine how confused they will be with 27 different versions of iOS!

nohone said,
27 different versions of iOS??? If consumers were confused with 5 different versions of Windows, imagine how confused they will be with 27 different versions of iOS!

A bit of a disingenuous comment, don't you think? There's nothing for consumers to choose from. iTunes picks the right version automagically. From the perspective of the consumer, there is only one version of iOS.

nohone said,
27 different versions of iOS??? If consumers were confused with 5 different versions of Windows, imagine how confused they will be with 27 different versions of iOS!
It's all the same version really

shockz said,

Nope, he's pretty much right.

It is not any more disingenuous that people crying that they don't know what version of Windows to buy. If you don't think people can tell the difference between home basic and professional, how are people going to know if they have wifi, CDMA, gsm, or revised wifi?

Yes, iTunes takes care of finding that information for you, but people need to know to buy the right one. And really, I was mocking those who make a big deal out of the different versions of Windows. But, as usual, Apple has a confusing set of options - how many people can tell the difference between a 3rd and 4th gen iTouch by sight, and how do they know if it can be upgraded - but you cannot compare 27 different options and 5, because it is not fair to the poor, poor Apple.

nohone said,

It is not any more disingenuous that people crying that they don't know what version of Windows to buy. If you don't think people can tell the difference between home basic and professional, how are people going to know if they have wifi, CDMA, gsm, or revised wifi?

Yes, iTunes takes care of finding that information for you, but people need to know to buy the right one. And really, I was mocking those who make a big deal out of the different versions of Windows. But, as usual, Apple has a confusing set of options - how many people can tell the difference between a 3rd and 4th gen iTouch by sight, and how do they know if it can be upgraded - but you cannot compare 27 different options and 5, because it is not fair to the poor, poor Apple.

New hardware has new features. Firmware has to be built specifically for hardware. I don't see your point. Nobody is confused by this and people interested in installing the beta will know which one to get.

But good job at mocking people who make a big deal out of different versions of Windows in a completely unrelated post. Real tact there.

just 1.... try it.

nohone said,
27 different versions of iOS??? If consumers were confused with 5 different versions of Windows, imagine how confused they will be with 27 different versions of iOS!

nohone said,

It is not any more disingenuous that people crying that they don't know what version of Windows to buy. If you don't think people can tell the difference between home basic and professional, how are people going to know if they have wifi, CDMA, gsm, or revised wifi?

Yes, iTunes takes care of finding that information for you, but people need to know to buy the right one. And really, I was mocking those who make a big deal out of the different versions of Windows. But, as usual, Apple has a confusing set of options - how many people can tell the difference between a 3rd and 4th gen iTouch by sight, and how do they know if it can be upgraded - but you cannot compare 27 different options and 5, because it is not fair to the poor, poor Apple.

Again, you're being disingenuous or simply don't know any better. But If you honestly think that Apple usually "has a confusing set of options", I'd suspect it's the latter.People usually complain about the excact opposite: that there are too few options to choose from.

You do indeed have to make three choices when you buy an iPad for example: Which color do you want, which capacity do you want and do you want cellular network access. If such a "confusing set of options" is too much for your taste, fair enough. It's a pretty straightforward decision process, I'd say. Seems easier than choosing between a Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate edition of the same software product - especially when you don't know what each edition stands for...

But, again: consumers don't have to choose between different version of iOS. And there's no decision to make at all beyond that initial purchase. Whenever there's an iOS update, iTunes will present it to you and download it automatically. There's nothing for you to know about the device you own.

nohone said,
27 different versions of iOS??? If consumers were confused with 5 different versions of Windows, imagine how confused they will be with 27 different versions of iOS!

Fragmentation

majortom1981 said,
What is the difference between consumer and enterprise?

Not sure, but I'll assume enterprise are what big-time developers use - much how games consoles have retail and test (debug) which run on two different firmware types.