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Apple releases iOS 6.1 beta 2 for developers

Apple has just released iOS 6.1 beta 2, build 10B51505c to developers. iOS 6.1 beta 2 is available for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch 5 and iPod touch 4.

iOS 6.1 beta 2 comes a mere 11 days after the release of iOS 6.1 beta 1.

If you're already on the iOS 6.1 beta, you can upgrade on-device and over-the-air (OTA) by going to Settings > General > Software update. Otherwise you can, as always, download the beta from (opens in new tab)

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  • I hope it fixes the wifi issue.
  • Will it go public in time for the LTE iPads to hit the streets later this week?
  • Love the quickness of how the updates roll out. Now if some of the devs could put up some of the differences they notice for us the non devs we would gladly appreciate it.
  • Any improvement with battery life?
  • I was surprised to see iOS 6 supported the iPhone 3GS considering the fact that iPhone 3G couldn't use iOS5. But from the content of this article it seems like iOS 6.0.1 will be the last iOS version for the iPhone 3GS (?) Edit: Nevermind, seems like iOS 6.1 will support the iPhone 3GS too.
  • Moving right along...
  • I want some improvements on wifi switching to 3g or lte issue
  • I have a Verizon iPhone 5 with iOS 6.0.1. I've restarted, restored, reset network settings, and forgot and signed back into my wifi and my phone still has a problem where while I am using safari, my phone will lose connection to the wifi. I have to go to settings>wifi and turn it off and back on for my phone to reconnect. If anyone has any ideas to fix this I'd really appreciate it.