Apple just launched iOS 6.0.1 to consumers, but it also began seeding the latest beta, iOS 6.1, to developers on Thursday.
The update is available for anyone with a developer account and who owns an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and 9to5Mac said Xcode 4.6 beta is also included in the package. iOS 6.1 includes a new MapKit that allows developers to “programmatically search for map-based addresses and points of interest” and return relevant information. “For example, searching the string “coffee’ would return the location of local coffee bars along with information about each one,” Apple explained.
It’s unclear what else is in the beta build, but it appears that Apple’s default Maps application is still included in its existing form.