Apple releases iOS 6 beta 3 for developers [Update]

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Apple is rolling out the third beta of iOS 6 to developers as an over-the-air software update for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The details of the update are unknown at the moment, but we’ll update this post when we have more information. If nothing else, the update will more than likely just squash some of the bugs.

If you installed iOS 6 beta 3 already and noticed some changes, be sure to leave a comment below. If not, you can go into the Settings app to start downloading the software update. As for you regular consumers, each beta brings us closer to the stable public release this fall, so hang on!

Update: So far beta 3 only brings bug fixes and a few minor improvements. One that’s immediately obvious is the new Maps section in the Settings to adjust your preferences for the Maps app. There’s a setting to choose whether to display distances in miles or kilometers, a toggle for showing all map labels in your native language or in the local language for the region you’re viewing, and a setting for normal or large label sizes. The bookmarks menu that spelled out Bookmarks, History, and Reading List at the bottom in previous betas now replaced the words with small icons. The Reading List icon in the toolbar now shows a small progress bar underneath it when its syncing, too.

That just about does it for all the new stuff. The rest of iOS 6 beta 3 is bug fixes across the board. Apple posted the full release notes on the developer website, but if you’re super curious and haven’t signed up for a developer account, 9to5Mac posted the entire list as well.

[via 9to5Mac]

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