Will iOS 7 Beta 4 Drop on Monday? All Signs Point to Yes

Folders for iPad iOS 7Every time Apple pushes out a huge iOS update, it follows a very typical pattern. Every two weeks, a new beta gets rolled out to developers. This Monday is the two-week mark for a possible launch of the fourth beta of iOS 7. Today, MacRumors is reporting that some users are getting their official invites to iWork for iCloud, which means we may be seeing another beta launch for Apple’s mobile operating system on schedule.

At this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple announced that iWork for iCloud would launch alongside iOS 7 and Maverick.  The feature lets users access their Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files from any web browser on any computer through iCloud.

As these new features roll out for users other than developers, it shows promise that Apple is on track for the next iteration of its iOS 7. If all is according to plan, Monday will be the big day.

The last iOS 7 beta launch was on July 8. The biggest change was to the font size. Beta testers complained about the difficulty of reading small print with the Helvetica Neue Light in early versions of iOS 7. By the third beta, Apple switched to Helvetica Neue instead.

Another major complaint that is heard around the water cooler is the “ugly” native app icons. Maybe the designers working on iOS 7 will have heard the public cry and will make some big changes to the look of the icons that we can’t get rid of on our iPad.

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  • yanatha

    the developer site is down due to it being hacked last week. Below is what is posted on the site now

    We’ll be back soon.

    Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed. In the spirit of transparency, we want to inform you of the issue. We took the site down immediately on Thursday and have been working around the clock since then.

    In order to prevent a security threat like this from happening again, we’re completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire database. We apologize for the significant inconvenience that our downtime has caused you and we expect to have the developer website up again soon.

    If your program membership was set to expire during this period, it has been extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us.

    Thank you for your patience.

  • qwerty

    They are increasing security then my UDID bypass might not work with beta 4! 😮 I don’t wanna go back!!!!

    • qwerty

      *If they

  • jonathan

    NO IOS 7 BETA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Truth

    All signs point to yes? what signs? terrible article… Obviously you have no clue…