iOS 6 Beta Adds iCloud Email Addresses

iOS 6 beta 3, which was released to developers on Monday, added support for iCloud email addresses. The change means when users sign up for new Apple IDs, they’ll receive an email address instead of

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Macworld UK reported that the release notes for the latest iOS 6 beta also say that users will automatically receive matching addresses that match their existing addresses. Presumably, Apple will let customers continue to use addresses, just as the company did when it migrated from addresses, although there hasn’t been any official confirmation of that yet.

Version 3 of the beta OS also improved Maps features and turn-by-turn directions, improved iMessage on the iPad, improved privacy settings, and more.

iOS 6 was officially introduced during Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference in early June and will ship some time later this year. The beta is available only to members of Apple’s developer program and shouldn’t be used on mission critical iPhones or iPads.