For the Apple developers out there, the latest beta for iOS 7.1 — beta 4 — has rolled out for the newest round of testing festivities. This release follows close on the heels of the beta 3 release, which hit developers’ proverbial digital shelves earlier this month. Those who are registered can check out the full details in the iOS 7 release notes, and can nab the beta from the developer center or OTA.
This latest release is build 11D5134c, and with it comes Xcode 5.2 Developer Preview 4, as well as an Apple TV beta software update. As some who have already grabbed it pointed out, there’s also a somewhat “shinier” Slide to Unlock animation, which can perhaps be considered polish upon the user interface changes that arrived with Beta 3.
Beyond that, the changes are less glamorous and more of the under-the-hood variety. The software itself is a modest 112MB, and as always, “should only be deployed on devices dedicated for iOS 7.1 beta software development.” Some bug fixes come with the update in addition to the various improvements.
The average public user, of course, is still running on iOS 7.0.4, which rolled out late last year. When iOS 7.1 will be hitting the mainstream, so to speak, isn’t yet known, though the clock is narrowing in. Hit up our timeline below for more iOS 7 news, and drop us a comment if you’ve already updated and found something interested in the latest beta release.