BGR: iOS 7.1 beta 4 to developers tomorrow, now in the hands of carrier partners

iOS 7.1 beta 3 UI changes

Update: Oops… more like today.

Word is in from BGR that the next seed of the iOS 7.1 beta track will be released to developers as soon as tomorrow. It’s apparently already in the hands of Apple’s testing partners (read: carriers). The site says there will be the following changes:

We are told there are various fixes in this latest version, including fixing keyboard issues, problems with the contacts app, more changes to the phone UI, and other changes.

The previous betas brought interface changes to calendar, the phone app, and the system shut down screen. 7.1 will also likely unlock the previously announced iOS in the Car feature.

Oddly, BGR’s report lists the iOS 7.1 beta 4 build number as 11D5127c, but that’s actually the beta 3 build number:

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BGR’s track record in reporting beta releases is mixed (but usually more accurate than not), and of course Apple’s release plans can easily change, so don’t take this with 100% certainty. The previous 7.1 beta was released nearly two weeks ago.

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  1. brian reed - 9 years ago

    Never understood the point of the contacts app on the iPhone, I’m pretty sure I never used it and buried the contacts, and FaceTime apps in a sub folder. Seems redundant with the “phone” app

    • Patrick Ryan Vinson - 9 years ago

      I agree fully. I never saw the point of those apps. Really wish they would just remove them.

    • seuachi - 9 years ago

      I feel the same way with contacts app on the iPhone. The fact that one can actually access their contacts through the phone app itself and have the same capabilities makes it unnecessary to have a separate app for it. As for the FaceTime app, I think it is somewhat needed to make one experience less clutter and separate video calls from audio calls. On the contrary, the fact that one can FaceTime someone through the phone app makes it redundant to have another app unique for that purpose.