Between all this fussiness concerning the new iOS 6.1 and the latest untethered jailbreak tool released by the Evad3rs team, Apple found some time to release the new iOS 6.1.1 Beta 1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The firmware it is available for download, but this is only possible for registered members of the iOS Dev Team.
A few days after Evasion, the untethered jailbreak tool, was released on the market, the Fruit Company considered that this is the right time to release a new version of the latest firmware. However, the new beta version comes as an improvement for all those previous problems encountered by Apple along with the release of the iOS 6. As you all know, the most important matter concerned the famous Apple Maps service. Since it first release, the service has received major mapping improvements regarding the Europe and the United States segment. Apparently, Japan also received significant changes and improvements.
With the new iOS 6.1.1 Beta 1, Apple included a better pronunciation of roads when you use the turn-by-turn feature, improved optimization of certain directions concerning certain highways and roads. In the same time, now you can see details concerning junctions, intersections, indicators, traffic lights or even subway lines. Besides all these improvements, the icon system has a newer and fresher interface. Now, you can see updated icons for some location categories such as hospitals, post offices and even 3D buildings such as Japan imperial Palace or TokyoTower. Although this improvement concerning the Apple Maps system is mainly about Japan, I am sure that, during the time, we will find more other interesting things. What I want to mention is the fact that this beta version has no expiration date, as the previous ones.
Until now, there is no real proof that the recent seeded iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 is a move against the Evasion tool. However, as you can imagine, you should definitely avoid upgrading your device to iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 if you want to maintain your current untethered jailbreak status gained with the help of Evasion. If you want to start download iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 for developer purposes, you are free to visit the iOS DevCenter.