Apple releases iOS 7.1 beta 3 to developers

“Following BGR’s exclusive report revealing that iOS 7.1 beta 3 was made available to Apple’s carrier partners on Monday, December 23rd, the company has now released its new iOS 7.1 beta build to developers,” Zach Epstein reports for BGR.

“iOS 7.1 beta 3 comes following the December 13th release of iOS 7.1. beta 2, and it includes a number of bug fixes and tweaks that push the software a big step closer to being released, though it looks like it might not make its way into consumers’ hands for quite some time,” Epstein reports. “iOS 7.1 beta 3 can be downloaded immediately as an over the air (OTA) update for users with a developer account and a compatible iOS device, including the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2, iPad (third and fourth generations), iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display. ”

Full article with Apple’s complete iOS 7.1 beta 3 change log / release notes here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]


  1. They better hurry with improvements. My coworker called me from CES and he says that the Google automobile alliance looks really formidable. Talking with Google reps it sounds like Google will customize Android for each manufacturer. He said the demos looked very good. I think Siri Eyes is going to lose support, and that is very bad news for Apple. Google is not afraid to lose money to gain more advertising victims. I am afraid Car makers will not want to have to rely on Apple’s car plans, they will want Google’s custom service. Just another reason AAPL goes down a buck for every two that GOOG goes up. Today GOOG up $20 to $1,138 AAPL down $4 more to $540. Ouch

      1. So Silver, you think any hint of a problem for Apple is a troll? I bought my first mac in 1985 and have been an Apple fan probably since before you were born. I am just saying Apple’s closed garden, which I like BTW, is just not a fit with the many car companies. I am pretty sure they want to control how their products behave. I do not see Apple making accommodations for that. Not a troll, son, just the opposite.

    1. I have no doubt that Google is doing anything and everything possible to undermine iOS in the automobile. I imagine that Google’s best weapon is promoting the fear of “losing control” to Apple. Google is undoubtedly pushing the idea that once iOS is in your automobile, you will lose much of your autonomy over its design and function.

      Naturally, Google’s “open / tailored / customized” Android-based system for cars and trucks will be much better. (/s) Because everyone knows that Google encourages you to fork Android and customize it as you please without any issues, except for losing access to all of the Google APIs and services that make Android somewhat useful…

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