Apple has decided to release the fourth beta version for its iOS 7.1 firmware. The update has just been made available for download, offering a couple of bug fixes and improvements. It is worth mentioning the fact that the iOS 7.1 Beta 4 build 11B554a is designed exclusively for developers only, the ones that are registered to the iOS Developers Program.
Normally, the Cupertino-based Company released five or even six beta versions of a certain firmware before the Over-the-air update becomes available for all the supported devices. With this in mind, we should not hope that this latest beta version would be the last one before the general release.
Since it has passed only a few hours since the update was made available, it is still unknown whether if the jailbreak-ability has been affected by it. However, if you already performed jailbreak on your iOS 7 device using Evasi0n7, then, it is best for you to run the same version until the jailbreak community gives us green light.
As far as the update is concerned, we do not know many details about iOS 7.1 Beta 4. Besides what we have seen along with the previous three beta versions, the update brings a couple of performance enhancement and bug fixes, everything users need in order to have a smoother experience. In the case of iPad users in UK, Siri has now new voices to choose from, with both male and female. This is a major improvement, especially for those who use the virtual personal assistant on a daily basis.
In the same time, there are a couple of other minor details and changes. According to different users who already updated their devices, it appears that the “slide to unlock” text is now a little bit shinier, as well as the “Slide to power off” text. Moreover, apparently, the Messages app is no longer generating a failure message immediately after sending a text.
The iOS 7.1 beta 4 is available for the following iOS devices:
- iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4;
- iPad Air, Mini Retina, 4, 3, 2, Mini
- iPod Touch 5G
Keep in mind that this fourth beta update is intended for developer-use only. The update can be downloaded right from the iOS DevCenter, and you need to be a registered developer in order to have access to it. Moreover, if you are already running on iOS 7.1 beta, you can update over-the-air.