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.

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Top Rated Comments

rdlink Avatar
107 months 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
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alectheking Avatar
107 months ago
new tips app

new "Tips" app
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
107 months ago
Guess BGR was right.
A broken clock is right at least once a day as well. ;)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chasemay Avatar
107 months ago
Thank god.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dearfriendx Avatar
107 months ago
Control Center is Different

Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alectheking Avatar
107 months ago
Whoah control center has an entirely new UI

yep!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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