Shortly after the release of the small iOS 6.0.1 update just over an hour ago, Apple has now released the first beta of iOS 6.1 released to developers. The beta is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Besides the iOS 6.1 beta, Apple released a new beta of Xcode 4.6 as well.
It seems that iOS 6.1 was released to developers primarily to search for addresses and points-of-interest (POI) in Apple Maps. In addition, a new button added to the menu item allows users to reset the identifier and the date should now match passbook only.
This new version of iOS provides an update to Apple’s Maps Kit that developers will use in their iOS to process applications. The explanation is that Apple updated the framework now enables developers to search for addresses and POI points without having exact locations.
Links available on Apple’s Developer site.
Update: Now there appear a number of improvements found . Thus, in the Maps app added a button that you use to report problems. This may in iOS 6, but the new button is more prominent. The music buttons to play music from the lockscreen of the iPhone slightly changed: they are now silver buttons that are spread over the entire width.