Apple Releases iOS 4.1 Beta 3; Game Centre No Longer Supported On iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G

iOS 4.1 Beta

Apple has released the third beta version of iOS 4.1 (build 8B5097d) and iOS SDK 4.1 for developers of its iPhone Developer Program.

Based on the release notes, it looks like Apple has fixed some bugs. iOS 4.1 Beta 3 is available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 3rd and 2nd generation.

Apple had released iOS 4.1 Beta 2 just last week, which indicates that Apple might be getting ready to release iOS 4.1 to the public soon.

iOS 4.1 beta 1, which was released three weeks back included Game Center, Apple’s social gaming network with a brand new look. iOS 4.1 Beta 1 also included some minor changes such as:

  • Flash/Camera buttons reposition themselves in landscape (as seen in the screenshot below).

  • Favorites in the Phone app can now be added as Voice or Facetime.

  • Check Spelling can be turned Off in Setting

According to iOS 4.1 Beta 3 release notes, Game Centre will no longer supported on iPhone 3G and 2nd generation iPod Touch.

Steve Jobs had announced at the special iPhone 4 press conference that the proximity sensor issue will be fixed in the next iPhone software update. So Apple is also expected to include the fix for the proximity sensor issue that is affecting many iPhone 4 users in iOS 4.1.

iPhone users who want to jailbreak and unlock their iPhone should avoid upgrading to iOS 4.1 for now.

We will let you know if the latest beta version of iOS 4.1 reveals any interesting new features.