A bug causing the release notes of some upcoming apps to get leaked through the App Store in iOS 6 betas has been patched by Apple. The public release of iOS 6 may be far away still, but hackers believe Apple is about to refresh the mobile OS with a new build this week.
A report by 9to5mac says
the iOS 6 App Store no longer displays the change logs of some upcoming (unconfirmed) application updates, such as Twitter and Instagram.
The move was swift as it didn’t require Apple to re-submit iOS 6 beta builds to developers, but rather to address a backend bug that caused the App Store to display pending updates for a number of popular applications, including the aforementioned two.
, who is familiar with Apple’s software refresh cycles, issued a tweet yesterday expressing his eagerness to attend JailbreakCon, as well as to inform his 120K followers that a new iOS 6 beta could be on the horizon this week
The tinkerer specifically wrote, “Everyday is getting closer to @JailbreakCon. I’m super excited! Side note: iOS 6 beta 3 may be hitting dev portals at 10am PST today. :)”
In the meanwhile, Apple released updated developer betas of OS X Lion
and OS X Mountain Lion
, but no iOS refresh so far.
It isn’t clear what’s in store for developers in the next iOS 6 seed (iOS 6 Developer Preview 3), but considering Apple’s self-imposed deadline of launching the finalized software to the public (fall 2012), at least a third developer preview is clearly in the cards.
Softpedia has documented the 10 key additions in iOS 6
, including such features as the all-new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and a new Flyover view; new Siri features; Facebook integration; Shared Photo Streams via iCloud; the new Passbook application; and Safari with iCloud tabs.