The eventual date when iOS 6 becomes officially available is getting closer with every passing day – Apple has just released the Beta 4 version of its latest mobile OS! The fourth Beta of the software is now available to all registered developers to participate in the bug identification/fixing process. This guarantees that the final product will definitely be faultless!
The iOS 6 Beta 4 update is available via the developer member center for those who have a registered Apple ID connected to a paid development account. Along with the way of accessing the beta via iTunes Connect, OTA update is also available for those who already have the beta installed on their test devices.
With Apple getting closer to the new hardware release in September, the company should ensure that everything is in perfect shape in its software side, so the iOS 6 latest Beta is expected to bring more stable and noticeably enjoyable experiences.
There have been quite a few early reviews of the latest iOS update, distributing both positive and negative news. The good thing to know is that Jailbreak team has already “pwned” the update, as RedmondPie reports:
“As is usually the case, the iPhone Dev Team are ahead of the game in providing the ultimate freedom to our devices with the latest version of Redsn0w, which is 0.9.13dev3, still capable of jailbreaking the fourth beta of Apple’s sixth-generation release of iOS on A4 capable (iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th gen, iPhone 3GS) devices.”
The thing to note is that the jailbreak is for beta software only, as the iOS 6 is yet only available for the developers. For those still interested in the process, here is the complete guide on how to free your devices.
However, there is some negative news as well - with the observant users noticing that YouTube links stopped invoking the YouTube app in iOS 6 Beta 3, the logical continuation of the process is that the YouTube app has been totally removed from the iOS 6 Beta 4! With Apple replacing Google maps with its own 3D software recently, the removal of the YouTube app has led to the speculations of strained relationship between the two giants. However, the official statement distributed by Apple claims this is not the case:
“Our license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended, customers can use YouTube in the Safari browser and Google is working on a new YouTube app to be on the App Store.”
Some suggest that Google is planning to build their own YouTube app for iOS, which will reportedly be available for free from the Apple App Store, similarly to Gmail and Google Drive apps. On the other hand, this removal may lead us all to the beautifully designed remote YouTube app, in difference with what was present in the iDevices before recent the removal.