Apple has just released iOS 5.1 beta to registered members of the iOS developer program. The release is for the, 4, iPhone 3GS, , , and third and fourth-generation iPod touch devices.
The iOS 5.1 includes better dictation support for third-party apps, according to the release’s What’s New document, which states:
Dictation Support in Text Input Views
On supported devices, iOS automatically inserts recognized phrases into the current text view when the user has chosen dictation input. The new
UIDictationPhraseclass (declared in
UITextInput.h) provides you with a string representing a phrase that a user has dictated. In the case of ambiguous dictation results, the new class provides an array containing alternative strings. New methods in the
UITextInputprotocol allow your app to respond to the completion of dictation.
The most interesting news about this release so far, comes from 9 To 5 Mac, which reports that it contains references of a new iPad:
In the just released beta of iOS 5.1, Apple has outed yet another new device. We recently brought you the first references to the upcoming, faster Apple TV internally dubbed 3,1, and now we have iPad 2,4 on our hands.
I’m sure that more news about the update will be revealed the longer the developers have to play around with it.