Apple seeds iOS 7.1 beta 4; Here’s what’s New [Updatedx8]

ios-7-1-logoApple 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.

Update 1:

Here are the direct download links for iOS 7.1 beta 4 (please note you need to be a registered developer):



iPod touch:

Update 2:

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.

Update 3:

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:

Update 4:

The Photo app icon has changed (via iDB reader). However, as reader RShah points out in the comments below, the change isn’t seen on the iPhone 5.


Update 5:

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.

Update 6:

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.


Update 7:

Users are reporting that there is a bit more bounce while scrolling through Messages app.

Update 8:

As reader MSaber points out, the slide to unlock text also gets highlighted when new notifications arrive. It looks quite weird.


Update 9:

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.