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Apple seeds iOS 4.1 beta 2 to developers

updated 09:30 pm EDT, Tue July 27, 2010

Update is said to fix proximity sensor issues

Apple has reportedly seeded its second iOS 4.1 beta to developers. The update was distributed as five unique variants for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, 3rd-generation iPod touch, and 2nd-generation iPod touch.

Although full details of changes in v4.1 have yet to be fully disclosed, the update is expected to address the proximity sensor issues that have affected the iPhone 4. CEO Steve Jobs recently promised a software fix for the problem.

Apple has not announced a time-frame for the iOS 4.1 public launch. [via AppleInsider]

by MacNN Staff



  1. Jane66

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I do hope the proximity sensor fix is included.

    I brought my iPhone in to the apple store. Complained about my proximity sensor issue and my screen had random fits of unresponsiveness. Of course they couldn't reproduce my issues at the store but they swaped it out for me with no questions asked. The new one works great.
    Now I love my iPhone very much, Ofcourse, quite a few people have had alot of problems with the Iphone 4, but it does have its positives. Like said, it has longer battery lif and I also love the design of it. Its resolution astounded me for some reason.
    And now my family are very happy with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4 video converter from iFunia, in the night, all of us are sucked in this 2010 top summer movies.

  1. IxOsX

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iPhone 3G slow problem

    I hope this new iOS 4.1 also fixes the slowdown and hang problem that iOS 4 and iOS4.0.1 had created to iPhone 3G. Attention that this problem does not happen on 3GS or on iPhone4.

  1. erodas

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iOS4 alarm

    I hope they'll fix alarm problems...

  1. Geobunny

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: iOS4 Alarm

    What alarm problems?

  1. Inkling

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iPod touch issues

    Let's hope this fix also enables Bluetooth keyboards and background music in second generation iPod touches. There's no hardware reason for the deficiency. If it can handle a stereo music data stream, it can easily handle that from a keyboard. And if it can play iTunes in the background, it can play Pandora.

    Apple is still selling these iPad touches and sold nothing but them last year. They should be getting better support than this. It's not like Apple isn't rolling in money.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: iPod touch issues

    But if they enabled it, you'd have less reason to upgrade to the newer version.

    Apple isn't about getting people their latest software, they want people to get their latest hardware. That's always been the iPod way.

    iPhones don't count because Apple's trying to build up the appStore and get people into one version to keep support issues down for the time being. Plus, it's hard to expect people to upgrade every year when they've got a two year contract.

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