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iOS 7.1 beta 4 now rolling out to testing partners

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iOS 7.1 beta 4 now rolling out to testing partners
iOS 7.1 is still inching its way towards a proper release. The first major update to iOS 7 has been in development for quite some time, and beta versions of the update have been rolling out every few weeks since the middle of November. Right now, Apple is working on iOS 7.1 beta 4, which has begun being sent out to testing partners and it has been seeded to developers as well.

The word is that Apple is planning six builds of iOS 7.1 before finally releasing it to users sometime in March. In the various builds of iOS 7.1 that we've seen so far there have been UI changes like bold text and possibly a new dark theme for the keyboard, cleanup of OTA files to save you storage space, and there have been indications that the update will fix miscellaneous bugs like memory issues and random reboots.

As we get newer builds of iOS 7.1, we'll obviously be seeing more and more what changes and fixes are coming. There is still at least another six weeks in development for the update, so there is definitely time for more features to come to light. We're not quite at polishing time just yet. 

source: BGR

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posted on 20 Jan 2014, 17:10 2

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 11274; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Oh yeah baby 7.1 goodness I cannot wait to download this on my 5S

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 20:27

5. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Hmmmm..... So what's new?

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 18:19

2. nctx77 (Posts: 504; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Man phone arena I slow. ios 7.1 beta was released to developers a few hours ago LOL! PA, step your game up!

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 18:38

3. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Nothing new. They publish stuff days or even weeks after it has hit the web lol.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 19:30 2

4. mturby (Posts: 242; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


every ipeople user will get their update. UNLIKE android users. att. android user. f..u manufacturers!

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 10:58

10. PorkyBurger (Posts: 222; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I wanna see 4 and 4S run it butter smooth.
Android user can install Custom ROM's too. Newest firmware on older devices...aww yeah. And tweaks, kernels, etc. Ahh, so good. And don't give me those "it's too hard", read TUTORIALS, and you will sucess, just like me and others did.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 21:07

6. Teja171 (unregistered)


This isint Android 5.0 right ?

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 21:37

7. Taters (Posts: 2960; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


They better fix the stutter. It's horrible

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 00:43

8. TechDork (Posts: 231; Member since: 10 May 2010)


I've had a couple random reboots. I'd unlock my phone & it'll just...restart itself. Looking forward to that new dark theme for the keyboard too!

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 07:34

9. frustyak (Posts: 151; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


A dark theme for the keyboard is ok, but if you really want to impress us, Apple, give us swype-like functionality. You know, the kind that every single Android user has at their disposal.

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