On Tuesday, Apple has made available a new version of iOS 4 beta, as well as the corresponding software development kit for application builders. Both software solutions have been brought up to version 4.1 beta 3. Interestingly enough, the new release comes only one week after the beta 2 flavor was delivered to developers, and has been posted in Apple's iOS developer center
The iOS 4.1 beta 3 sports build number 8B5097d, while the iOS SDK 4.1 beta 3 comes with build number 10M2308. Both software solutions can be found available for download for those who are part of the company's iPhone Developer Program. The new versions were pushed into the wild following the initial beta release of iOS 4.1 beta on July 14, and the second beta update
, which landed into the wild on July 27.
When it comes to the changes in this release, some of the early reports on the new solutions point towards removed support for older devices from the Game Center. It seems that the iPhone 3G or second-generation iPod touch do not include support for the social network component any longer. Moreover, the iOS 4.1 beta 3 is said to come with updates and enhancements to AV Foundation and Media Player, GameKit, UIKit and MapKit.
The Game Kit and the Game Center app have been updated too. The solution is one of the main features iOS 4 comes with, being aimed at offering an enhanced gaming experience to its users. The final release of iOS 4.1 for iPhone and iPod touch, expected to arrive sometime in September, should include the Game Center. According to a recent article
on Apple Insider, the release also brings forth new classes in AV Foundation, some of which are related to file compression and batched playback.
Although no official word on the solution's final arrival was unveiled, chances are that Apple is indeed moving closer to that release, and the fact that iOS 4.1 beta 3 was pushed out only one week after the previous beta seems to be proof of that. The iOS 4 and iOS SDK 4 are available for download from Softpedia too, here