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Apple seeds iOS 8 beta 4 to developers with redesigned Control Center, Health improvements, more

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Apple today released iOS 8 beta 4 to developers. It is now available via Software Update in Settings for those running earlier betas of iOS 8 on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new update likely brings further design enhancements and bug fixes. iOS 8 comes out this fall and adds new features like health tracking, improved messaging, more efficient email management, and bolstered photo editing. We’ll be updating this post (below) as we discover new changes, and you can send us what you find to


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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.