Apple to Release iOS 7 Beta 4 Today, Two More Betas Coming?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    MacRumors Forum poster aibnr noticed earlier today that the iOS 7 Beta 4 download appeared to be posted on Apple's developer servers early this morning, ahead of an expected release today. If released today, Beta 4, with a rumored build number of 11a4435d, would come three weeks after Beta 3 was released at the beginning of July.

    Clicking the purported download link, available here, returns a 'Your session has expired' error page. Other URLs with similar build numbers, on the other hand, return an 'Access Denied' error message.

    Apple is expected to release Beta 4 later today.

    BGR has some additional iOS 7 beta-related claims as well:
    9to5Mac somewhat corroborates this, claiming that Apple is nearing "zero-priority-1 bug status", meaning there are no critical bugs left in the OS and the company is getting close to releasing a "GM1" candidate internally. Apple typically releases several internal GM candidates before releasing a final GM seed to developers for testing.

    Article Link: Apple to Release iOS 7 Beta 4 Today, Two More Betas Coming?
  2. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2010
  3. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    When are they going to release the male version?
  4. MattJessop macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    On my iPhone 5 b3 works flawlessly other than a few rogue apps *cough* Skype, which I suspect is possibly more APIs than actual bugs, but on my 3rd gen iPad it's pretty darn buggy, so I hope there's a few more betas. Unless it's all fixed in b4, in which case RELEASE RELEASE RELEASE! :D
  5. stiligFox macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2009
    My iPod is standing by!

    EDIT: Oh my, didn't realize this is my 400th post ftw!
  6. CrazyForApple macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
    There probably won't be many changes in this beta
  7. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2011
    since a lot of the iOS 7 lovers bitched when mavericks d4 came out.. i wanna say

    When is mavericks developer preview 5 coming out!?!?!?!?!
  8. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    My beta is Beta 5, and then the GM. Early September Apple event.
  9. sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

    Jun 26, 2008
    Denver, CO
    hope this will fix my phone from just freezing with the screen off
  10. odedia macrumors 6502a

    Nov 24, 2005
    iOS 7 is no where near Golden Master. I hope for Apple's sake that they'll take the time to fix the bugs and performance issues (I already gave up changes to the fisher-price UI).
  11. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2011
    As many betas as needed. I don't mind waiting as long as they don't drop the ball with iOS 7.
  12. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    I don't see how they can possibly make it in just 2 more betas.
  13. Ventilatedbrain macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2012
    When your macho insecurities are not overriding your mental state ....
  14. SteveLV702 macrumors 6502


    Oct 15, 2007
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    no critical bugs my ass.... Atleast once a day my home screen goes totally blank shows the background but none of my icons..... Gotta restart phone to get working again.
  15. jb2017 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2013
    I have that exact same issue, very fustrating. Hopefully it is fixed today if they release the new beta
  16. TreyCox macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    Swainsboro, Ga
    I've been having a lot of freeze ups on this beta, particularly while using Safari. Hopefully this update fixes this and more.
  17. Ventilatedbrain macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2012

    I've been using beta 3 on a iPhone 5 since release and it is very low on bugs.. Its very usable
  18. satyrica macrumors member


    Jan 9, 2011
    Long Beach, CA
    retardo comments

    We really need to bring back the "thumbs down" button here....
  19. stiligFox macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2009
    They released beta 4 last week, so I'd imagine next Monday… Definitely not today.
  20. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    I hope the bug where if you try changing your wallpaper twice in a row the app you are in crashes is fixed! It's not huge but still not apple standard :(
  21. stiligFox macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2009
    Haha, I have the opposite. My background goes blank...
  22. xyion1 macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2007
    I did a full update (not OTA) for at AT&T iPhone 5 and found it to be the exact opposite: crashes, freezes, just very unstable. I think every time I used speakerphone the call dropped...

    Not sure what would cause this, filed the reports (and I know its a beta), its just curious that folks are having wildly different experiences.
  23. GunZi macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2012
    Looking forward to see what UI changes have been made or tweaked :D
  24. york2600 macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2002
    Portland, OR
    Most the actual instability and battery drain went away between 2->3. I'm hoping that 3->4 resolves some of the odd visual issues like the lock screen displaying with content stuck in it from time to time. You'd be amazed how much can get done in a few weeks of software development though. I'm sure it's gotten a lot better. If they're shooting for 2 more betas before release I'm sure this will get them in line with previous major releases in terms of stability. There's always going to be issues that aren't discovered until millions of users are running the release. That's just the nature of developing software.

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