Nearly two weeks ago Apple released iOS 7.1 beta 3 to developers, and today BGR has heard that the company is readying the fourth beta for tomorrow. The new beta is said to be already at Apple’s testing partners, but is just the fourth milestone of the planned six beta builds of iOS 7.1.
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. We have heard from sources that with iOS 7.1, Apple is working very hard to address some large memory bugs and other issues in iOS 7 that have caused crashes and restarts for a lot of people. Additionally, iOS 7.1 should help unify iOS 7 better graphically, with various user interface updates across the entire system and in apps for a more cohesive feel.
While Apple doesn’t have a straightforward release plan (see the earlier releases of OS), the previous two iOS 7.1 beta builds (beta 1 and beta 2) were around for 25 days, as Will Hains’ chart shows. If Apple follows this release pattern, the rumoured March release could still be on schedule, but of course this is pure speculation, and the iOS 7.1 beta 4 could arrive as early as tomorrow.