After the rumors of Apple going for iOS 7.1 Beta 4 release for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, the update has just been released! BGR has a mixed track record of breaking rumors, but seems like it has hit the right spot today!

Apple iOS 7.1 Beta 4 Release:

Apple has just seeded iOS 7.1 beta 4 to developers after the rumors hinted its launch tomorrow. You can download the iOS 7.1 beta 4 from iOS Dev Center.

ios 7.1 beta 4 changelog

As always, beta updates are only available to registered members at Apple’s developer portal. The update is available to be downloaded via over-the-air; the size is 112 MB and the build number is 11D5134c.

With this fourth beta release of iOS 7.1, the time of public release comes nearer as not more than five to six beta releases are seeded out. This iOS 7.1 beta 4 release offer the usual bug and crash fixes.

- Apple has also released Apple TV beta 4 and Xcode 5.1 beta 4.

[Update]: iOS 7.1 beta 4 changelog:

ios 7.1 beta 4 changelog

Here is the iOS 7.1 Beta 4 changelog:

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Bluetooth: known issue

- 32-bit apps running on a 64-bit device cannot attach to BTServer.

CFNetwork - Notes

A compatibility behavior has been added to address an issue where some web servers would send the wrong Content-Length value for “Content-Encoding: gzip” content. Previously, NSURLConnection and NSURLSession would send a “network connection was lost” / NSURLErrorNetworkConnectionLost (-1005) error in this situation.

The compatibility behavior applies only if the Content-Length value exactly matches the expanded gzip’d content. It won’t apply for “off by 1” or similar miscounting.

Messages fixed in iOS 7.1 beta 4

Messages no longer indicates a send failure immediately after sending.

Safari - Notes

A property, minimal-ui, has been added for the viewport meta tag key that allows minimizing the top and bottom bars on the iPhone as the page loads. While on a page using minimal-ui, tapping the top bar brings the bars back. Tapping back in the content dismisses them again.

For example, use <meta name=”viewport” content=”width=1024, minimal-ui”>.

UIKit Known Issues

  • Bar button background images are ignored in apps built and deployed to iOS 7.1 when they are set using UIBarButtonItem setBackgroundImage:forState:style:barMetrics: with UIBarButtonItemStyleBordered as the style argument.Workaround: Use UIBarButtonItemStylePlain or UIBarButtonItemStyleAny in this case, or use UIBarButtonItem setBackgroundImage:forState:barMetrics:.
  • If a UITextField or a UILabel that is baseline aligned with constraints has attributes that change after the constraints have been added, the layout may be incorrect. The exception to this is -setFont: on UILabel, which should work as expected.Workaround: Avoid making changes in UITextField or UILabel after adding baseline-alignment constraints. If you must make changes, you should remove the constraints and then reapply them afterward. Note that this is a performance hit, so don’t do it unless it is necessary.
  • The backIndicatorTransitionMaskImage from a storyboard or a xib will not be interpreted correctly at runtime.Workaround: Set the backIndicatorTransitionMaskImage in code.

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