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Apple outs iOS 4.1 beta 3, pulls Game Center for old devices

updated 05:40 pm EDT, Tue August 3, 2010

iOS 4.1 beta 3 out just a week after beta 2

Apple tonight posted its third beta of iOS 4.1 to the iOS developer center. The update comes just a week after beta 2 and, so far, is known to pull support for some older devices for Game Center. The social network component is "no longer supported" on the iPhone 3G or second-generation iPod touch, Apple said in its notes.

Why this would be the case isn't apparent, but iPhone 3G owners have been complaining of sluggish performance with the existing iOS 4 release. Game Center could potentially bog down the devices further without an identified fix. The removal of support may also be the result of a temporary issue.

Game Center has also received minor fixes, although this includes pulling access to a player's status.

Other changes to iOS 4.1 haven't been discovered as of press time, although the build already fixes the overly sensitive proximity sensor, adds remote control of Bluetooth audio, and parental controls over both Game Center and FaceTime.

by MacNN Staff



  1. AngryFanBoy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Keep yer game center!

    Please just give me back my nicely functioning 3G iphone already. Currently a turtle slow crash machine. Let's go, Apple!

  1. chotty

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Priority #1

    Prox sensor fix. Can anyone confirm?

  1. IxOsX

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Just correct the sluggish iOS4 on iPhone3G

    Hope its now they correct the bloody iOS4 for iPhone3G.

    Yesterday, I just lost an important call because my iPhone 3G looks like an old sluggish Windows Mobile, without the Phone, that sometimes freeze for long periods. :-/

    My patience is to the limit. I have now to walk with two phones, one iPhone 3G that does not work almost, and an old Nokia N95 3 years old, that work like a charm what concerns to phone and reception, the most important things of a phone.

    And for the record, I never install any Jailbreak on my iPhone. So its only Apple, App Store software and iTunes or CD converted musics.

    Any one already tried the Beta 3 on an iPhone 3G? I liked to know what are the perspectives for this matter, in this moment. Thanks!

  1. chotty

    Joined: Dec 1969



    "although the build already fixes the overly sensitive proximity sensor..."

    **Says WHOM??

  1. akulavolk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    **Says WHOM??

    ***Says WHO??

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