With Apple’s developer conference kicking in less than twenty-four hours from now, and with the confirmation that Apple will to unveil iOS 6, a bunch of iOS 6 beta links have just dropped.
Chinese forum WeiPhone has published a full list of links hosted on Apple’s developer resources website pointing to iOS 6 beta .dmg and .zip files for a variety of devices. Obviously the links are not working, but interestingly instead of a ‘url not found’ error the website simply points to an expired session, i.e. this could be the real thing.
The beta build is 10a5316k and after a quick glance, there’s the obvious omission of the original iPad (and the third-generation iPod touch). Generally, Apple continues to provide software updates for devices long after their initial release but cutting off updates would make sense in terms of maintaining an acceptable experience for these devices.
Interestingly the iPhone 3GS is still in the list of devices, despite having an older SoC than the original iPad, but the issue with the latter could be the higher resolution. Whatever happens, we’ll definitely know more tomorrow.
Here’s the full list of iOS 6 related links:
- iOS 6: iCloud with iTunes Match now streams your music directly from the cloud
- WWDC 2012 highlights: All the new Apple hardware, Mountain Lion and iOS 6 in 80 seconds (video)
- iOS 6 beta developer links surface pointing to dropped support for the original iPad
- WWDC 2012: iOS 6 revealed by signage, OS X Mountain Lion, and even new Mac computer hardware
- Apple to unveil Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud on June 6