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.