iOS 4.1 Beta And iOS SDK 4.1 Released To Developers


iOS 4.1 Beta

Apple has just released the first beta version of iOS 4.1 (build 8B5080c) and iOS SDK 4.1 for developers of its iPhone Developer Program.

It is not clear what’s new or has changed in the new version of iOS. iOS 4.1 Beta 1 is available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 3rd and 2nd generation.

Apple had released a public statement in response to the widely publicized iPhone 4 reception problem two weeks back to confirm that they’re incorrectly displaying the signal strength, which will be fixed with a software update that will provide users a much better indication of the reception that they are getting in a given area.

We’re not sure if Apple has released iOS 4.1 to fix the signal strength display issue.

We were expecting Apple to release a minor update (iOS 4.0.1) to address the iPhone 4 reception problem as it is turning out to be a PR nightmare for Apple.

We will let you know if the first beta version of iPhone OS 4.1  and SDK reveals any interesting new features.

Update 1:

iOS 4.1 Includes Changes To Fix Incorrect Display Of Signal Strength; New Baseband

Update 2:

iH8sn0w has issued the following warning to users who want jailbreak and unlock their iPhone:

ALL JAILBREAKERS AND ESPECIALLY UNLOCKERS SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM iOS4.1 Beta UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

Update 3:

iOS 4.1 Beta Reveals Game Center With A New Look, FaceTime Favorites, Ability To Disable Spell Check And More

We’ll let you know as soon as we’ve any further updates. So stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

Thanks John for the tip!

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  • Krew_92

    So fast!

  • Roderick

    Interesting. Hope it includes the fixes so i can jailbreak!

  • Tom

    wait does that mean whoever is makeing a jailbreak will have to stop and do a 4.1 version because that would mean anyone who is not on 4g is screwed 🙁

  • Crazy Man

    Great news, if beta is out that means actual update will follow very soooooooonn. Thanks

  • Yup, dev team will have to figure out a way to jailbreak iOS 4.1 now.

  • Stat77

    I 2nd that!

  • Roderick

    But does't old tools sometimes break new updates? It may be the case that what they have will jailbreak 4.1. We will have to wait and see.

  • the same hole/exploit will probably work for 4.1, I'm sure Apple was just holding out for the jailbreak to come out first.. hopefully this thing will be rolled out followed by jailbreak from Comex.

  • the same hole/exploit will probably work for 4.1, I'm sure Apple was just holding out for the jailbreak to come out first.. hopefully this thing will be rolled out followed by jailbreak from Comex.

  • i hope it just speeds the os up overall. Since upgrading my phone is so slow… you think it would improve the overall speed instead of just adding a few new feautres…

  • hxclos

    iH8Sn0w has advised for Jailbreakers and especially Unlockers to stay away from the update.

  • albend+355

    it depends if apple has fixed the exploit that dev team were using!!

  • clrj14

    it shouldnt take long….

  • AdamsMoon

    good news we have to wait for the best and happy news

  • Jong08

    Ok tnk u verymuch guys I will w8 for the release….

  • Steffmeister

    FYI. 4.1 is in fact faster… 🙂