YouTuber JakeTechWizard, who apparently has his way with tech stuff, has published a video called “iOS 6 Beta (Build 10B24).” As its name implies, the footage aims to depict the next major version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
That’s right: “aims” to depict iOS 6. Not that the footage isn’t credible, but iOS 6 getting into the hands of someone who doesn’t have to sign an NDA with Apple and can just state their name and profession without fear of Apple’s wrath is a tad too fantastic in our view. Then again, if someone can leak an iPhone, how hard can it be to get your hands on some bits? In any case, the footage (spotted by Cult of Mac) shows how Jake quickly takes a trip to the Settings in the General tab to prove he’s running iOS 6 build 10B24, and then goes to showcase the various new features and apps in the software. One particularly interesting addition is the iStore that, according to the reviewer, is iTunes and the App Store combined. Another is the Dictionary app.
According to Jake, iOS 6 users will be able to perform various tasks using the system-wide search, such as calculations, just like Spotlight in OS X. The new Maps application seems to be there as well. Jake showcases that as well. He ends the video with a demonstration of how multi-tasking has evolved in iOS 6. Users can now switch between their apps in both portrait and landscape mode. Oh, and it is said that this release of the iOS will bring Siri to the iPod touch and iPad. Now, again, we wouldn’t want to burst anyone’s bubble here. Nor do we feel the urge to dismiss what we’ve just seen with our own eyes.
The video doesn’t seem to be edited in any way (except for the iOS 6 beta caption, of course), and Jake seems like a decent tech reviewer who wouldn’t want his reputation tarnished. With all this out of the way, we leave it to you to discuss in the comments.