While iOS 6.1 may be light on new features, there is at least one bit of interesting data included: there is a 128 GB system partition key in the BuildManifest. This information comes via Twitter user @iNeal:
We should be seeing 128GB iDevices soon. iOS 6.1 beta 5 has 128G system partition key in BuildManifest.
— Neal (@iNeal) January 27, 2013
What exactly does this mean? For starters, it seems likely that at least one iDevice will be receiving 128 GB of flash storage in the near future. The inclusion of this key suggests that Apple is testing what will become public software on internal prototypes, which would in turn suggest that those prototypes are at least relatively close to being finalized. (more…)