Apple Seeds Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 and iOS 6 Beta 2; Enabling Passbook App in iOS 6 Beta

Apple has pushed to its developers the second beta of iOS 6. The update weighing at 299MB compatible with iPhone4S/322MB iPhone 4 is available for iOS 6 via OTA update.Apple also updated Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2, Apple TV beta 2 as well.Apple has also released a new Security Update for the Mountain Lion Developer […]

Apple has pushed to its developers the second beta of iOS 6. The update weighing at 299MB compatible with iPhone4S/322MB iPhone 4 is available for iOS 6 via OTA update.

Apple also updated Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2, Apple TV beta 2 as well.

iOS 6 Beta 2 Now Avilable for iPhone 4S via OTA

Apple has also released a new Security Update for the Mountain Lion Developer Preview that is now available in the App Store for all computers running Developer Preview 4.

The update weighs at 1.16 GB introduces a few new security features. The update includes a new OS X build number of 12A256 (the previous version being 12A248).

Macs running OS 10.8 will now automatically check for security updates daily to be better protected against rising malware threats. It will also have the ability to install such updates automatically, or when the user next restarts their computer. The update even creates a more secure connection to Apple's servers for more security.

Here is the Apple email to developers:

Mountain Lion Developer Preveiw 4

Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 Released

Apple at the Worldwide Developers Conference, showed us a new iOS 6 app called "Passbook" that allows customers to track a number of various types of stubs, including boarding passes, loyalty cards, movie tickets, and coupons.

Apple Passbook Getting Started in iOS 6 Beta

For now, it is just a sitting page with no functionality. But, as the reports suggests that the prototypes of the next iPhone 5 include an NFC chip, could eventually make Passbook an awesome Google Wallet alternative if it ever gets a payment processor like Citibank's PayPass system for credit card transactions.

In the meantime, those who want to start using Passbook, Redmond Pie shows us how to get it going with just a few simple steps:

  1. Head over to PassSource.com on your iOS device that has the iOS 6 beta installed. "PassSource" allows you to create iOS Passbook passes for free. On the mobile webpage, you can make boarding passes, coupons, events, store cards, and more. It is really intuitive.
  2. The website contains a number of already created templates just waiting for the relevant information to be added. Tap on your desired pass type to enter the information view.
  3. Fill in all of the relevant information before scrolling all the way to the bottom of the pass creation page and selecting the 'Create' button. The next screen will display a functional .pkpass file that is compatible with the Passbook application.
  4. Once each item has been created and selected, Passbook on the device will be a working application.