Dernièrement, Apple a libéré l’iOS 6.1 bêta 3 mais nous ne connaissions pas les nouveautés et corrections de bugs. La firme a mis en ligne son Release Note répertoriant tous les changements à découvrir ci-dessous avec les appareils compatibles. Vous pouvez également profiter de cette version réservée aux développeurs sur ce lien. Vous noterez que l’iOS 6.1 bêta 3 n’apporte rien de nouveau mais simplement des améliorations et corrections de bugs.

iOS 6.1 bêta 3 Compatible avec les appareils suivants :

  • iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
  • iPad (4th generation Model A1459)
  • iPad (4th generation Model A1460)
  • iPad mini (Model A1432)
  • iPad mini (Model A1454)
  • iPad mini (Model A1455)
  • iPad Wi-Fi 3rd generation
  • iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for AT&T)
  • iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (Verizon)
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
  • iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
  • iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
  • iPhone 4 (GSM)
  • iPhone 4 (CDMA)
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod touch (5th generation)
  • iPod touch (4th generation)

The following issues relate to using iOS SDK 6.1 beta 3 to develop code.

Apple TV

FIXED: When browsing the iTunes Store, TV Shows is missing Networks, Genres, and Genius from the top menu.
FIXED: The Top Movies and Top TV Shows grids are missing the featured carousels, as well as several featured shelves.
FIXED: Podcasts is missing the Providers item from the top menu.
TVs and receivers that support only IT video format no longer allow RGB High to be selected in Settings > Audio & Video > HDMI Output. If such a TV or receiver was set to RGB High before this update, another value will be used instead.

Core Image

In iOS 6.0 and later, Core Image introduced new filters to the set provided in iOS 5. The complete set of filters can be found in Core Image Filter Reference.
Also in iOS 6.0 and later, Core Image allows for the creation of CIImage objects that reference OpenGL texture objects via the imageWithTexture:size:flipped:colorSpace: method.


FIXED: In iOS 6.1 beta 2, you will not be able to upgrade or downgrade your iCloud storage (5 GB is free). As a workaround, please use either the latest OS X or a device running iOS 6.0.

Language Support: Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese

FIXED: Typing quickly could result in incorrect input.
FIXED: Some Emoji cannot be entered using the Pinyin and Zhuyin keyboards.

Language Support: Traditional Chinese Only

FIXED: Zhuyin shortcuts containing words with first tone mark don’t work.
FIXED: When using the Zhuyin keyboard, certain input sequences become impossible to type.
FIXED: When using the Cangjie or Sucheng keyboard, the extended list often takes a long time to open.

Language Support: Thai

iOS 6.0 introduced a five-row Thai keyboard and removed the previous four-row keyboard. In iOS 6.1, both the five-row and the four-row Thai keyboards are available.


In iOS 6.1, the Map Kit framework introduces the MKLocalSearch, MKLocalSearchRequest, and MKLocalSearchResponse classes. Apps can use these classes to perform map-based searches for addresses and points of interest. The results are then delivered to the app as an array of map item objects. For information about these new classes, see Map Kit Framework Reference.


As of iOS 6.1, the relevance behavior has changed for boarding passes that include both a relevant date and a relevant location. The date must match for these passes to be relevant. If both the date and location match, they are relevant for a longer window of time. You are encouraged to provide both pieces of information when they make sense for your passes.


In iOS 6.1, a new Reset Advertising Identifier button has been added to Advertising Settings. This button resets the Advertising Identifier so that future requests will return a different value.


This release does not support testing In-App Purchase in iOS Simulator. For apps that use this feature, please test on a device.


Weibo shows up in the Settings app only if a Chinese keyboard is enabled.
When using the iOS 6.1 SDK on OS X v10.8 (Mountain Lion), if you use the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.1 “Legacy SDK” in iOS Simulator, you will not be able to sign in to Twitter via the Settings pane and Twitter.framework will not work correctly. If you need to test Twitter features, you will need to choose either the iOS 6.1 or iOS 6.0 Simulator run destination or test with iOS 5.x on a device. These problems do not occur when running Simulator on OS X v10.7 (Lion).


NSString drawing additions and UILabel do not support NSTextAlignmentJustified or NSTextAlignmentNatural text alignments. Instead, use NSAttributedString drawing additions, which do support text alignments.

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