Apple iOS 4.1 Beta 2 Released for Developers

Apple [AAPL] has released the next Beta version of iOS 4.1 numbered Beta 2. The new beta brings a few changes to the original Beta of 4.1 that was released recently.

The iOS 4.1 build is available only for developers at the moment and can be installed on all compatible iPhones and iPod touches which includes the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 as well as later generation touches.

Items changed in the new beta 2 includes a new baseband for the iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G which means you should hold off unlocking. Apple mentioned in the antenna conference the other week that they continually tweak the baseband to get better results, so we assume there will be some slight differences to antenna performance, but no where near a full fix as Steve Jobs confirmed it couldn’t be sorted with software.

The new build number for beta 2 is 8B5091b. We also hear that this build fixes the proximity sensor issues that some users were struggling with. This isn’t a problem I have had with mine, but I have heard it has been quite bad for some people.

We also thankfully hear that those who run iOS 4 or iOS 4.0.1 on a 3G or 3GS that speed issues have been resolved. We’ll wait to test that ourselves though.

What we hope for in the next beta release is some tweaks so that the battery does better on the 3G and 3GS as we have heard the battery life is shorter on iOS 4.

Via: Redmond Pie

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