Apple has just seeded the fourth beta version of iOS 7.1 (build: 11B554a) to developers of the iOS Developer Program.
Apple had seeded iOS 7.1 beta 3 couple of weeks back.
The beta version is available for the following iOS devices:
- iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
- iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad mini
- iPod touch 5G
You can download iOS 7.1 beta 4 from the iOS Dev Center, or update over-the-air if you were already on an iOS 7.1 beta.
Here are the direct download links for iOS 7.1 beta 4 (please note you need to be a registered developer):
- iPad Air (Model A1474)
- iPad Air (Model A1475)
- iPad mini (Model A1489)
- iPad mini (Model A1490)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1459)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1460)
- iPad mini (Model A1432)
- iPad mini (Model A1454)
- iPad mini (Model A1455)
- iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (Model A1453, A1533)
- iPhone 5s (Model A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530)
- iPhone 5c (Model A1456, A1532)
- iPhone 5c (Model A1507, A1516, A1526, A1529)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
In iOS 7.1 beta 3, there was a bug with the Shift key on iOS’ virtual keyboard. It looked off when it was on, and on when it was off. The issue seems to be fixed at least on the white keyboard.
Users are noticing a subtle difference in the slide to unlock animation. It looks like the highlight covers a wider area as it moves through (via MacRumors Forums).
Here’s a brief video:
Based on the initial analysis, iH8sn0w has tweeted that Apple hasn’t patched the userland exploits. It still remains to be see if vulnerabilities used in evasi0n7 at the kernel level have been patched.
By early analysis, Not much seems patched in 7.1b4 as far as userland exploits go. Unsure about kernel.
— iH8sn0w (@iH8sn0w) January 20, 2014
iDB has spotted a minor change in the Phone Dialer. The Add to Contacts just below the dialled number has been replaced with a + button to the left of the dialled number.
Users are reporting that there is a bit more bounce while scrolling through Messages app.
As reader MSaber points out, the slide to unlock text also gets highlighted when new notifications arrive. It looks quite weird.
Here’s another video of the new slide to unlock/slide to power off animation.
Here are some of the new features and improvements that have been discovered in the previous beta versions of iOS 7.1:
Let us know if you’ve found any changes or improvements in the latest beta version in the comments below.