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Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 4 to Developers

Apple today released the fourth beta of iOS 8 to developers, two weeks after releasing the third beta update and more than a month and a half since unveiling the new operating system at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

The update, build number 12A4331d, is available through Apple's over-the-air updating system on iOS devices and can also be downloaded via the iOS Developer Center. Apple has also released Xcode 6 beta 4 and a new Apple TV beta.

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iOS 8 introduces a range of new features, including improved integration with OS X through Continuity, a Health app, Family Sharing features, interactive notifications, a new QuickType Keyboard and improvements to several apps like Safari, Mail, and Messages.

iOS 8 beta 4 includes several new features, like a redesigned Control Center and the introduction of a new Tips app. For a full list of changes in the beta, make sure to check out our iOS 8 Beta 4 Tidbits post.

iOS 8 beta 4's Monday, July 21 release date was accurately predicted by BGR earlier in July.

Currently, iOS 8 is only available to registered developers, but the operating system is expected to be released to the public this fall after several beta iterations. Based on past history, iOS 8 will likely be launched alongside new iPhones, and possibly the much-rumored iWatch.

Related roundups: iOS 8, iOS 8 Features

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14 weeks ago

Just maybe I need to update my iPhone. I think I'm still on Beta 1 or 2. Lol. That's only because my N5 is my primary device.


Ah, Android user. So you're used to running beta software...? :p
Rating: 16 Votes
14 weeks ago
new "Tips" app
Rating: 7 Votes
14 weeks ago
Thank god.
Rating: 6 Votes
14 weeks ago

Guess BGR was right.

A broken clock is right at least once a day as well. ;)
Rating: 6 Votes
14 weeks ago
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14 weeks ago

Whoah control center has an entirely new UI


yep!
Rating: 4 Votes
14 weeks ago
They should circle this part for emphasis:

Rating: 4 Votes
14 weeks ago

Whoah control center has an entirely new UI

So not entirely new UI, but a visually tweaked original UI.
Rating: 3 Votes
14 weeks ago

iOS 8 Beta 4: now with more Apple and Governmental back doors.


Of course, for those concerned with privacy and security, there's always Google and Microsoft, huh?
Rating: 3 Votes
14 weeks ago
Here in the UK, I've got an "EU Internet" option beneath Data Roaming in the Mobile menu of Settings. The UI doesn't exactly make it clear what it's for - I would guess enabling roaming just for EU countries where it's cheaper.
Rating: 2 Votes

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