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iOS 7 Beta 4 Release Appears Imminent, Files Already Online

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After a week of downtime the iOS 7 beta 4 release appears imminent, with a return of beta downloads and the discovery of an iOS 7 beta 4 download link.

Now that the Apple Developer Center is back online an ambitious user already discovered the iOS 7 beta 4 download on Apple’s servers, though the download is not yet active.

Update: iOS 7 Beta 4 Downloads Arrive

User aibnr on the MacRumors forum shares a link to the Apple Developer Center which he claims is the iPhone 5 IOS 7 beta 4 download link.

The iOS 7 beta 4 download appears to be online, waiting a release today.

The iOS 7 beta 4 download appears to be online, waiting a release today.

The link, does not currently allow developers to download the iOS 7 beta 4 file, but the error message indicates it is a download link that will soon be live.

http://adcdownload.apple.com/ios/ios_7_beta_4/ios_7_beta_4__iphone_5_model_a1428__11a4435d.dmg,

Apple brought the Developer Center partially online late Friday delivering the ability to add devices to the iOS 7 beta and app testing. As part of the Apple Developer Center return, iOS 7 beta downloads and Xcode downloads returned.

A security breach forced Apple to take the Developer Center offline over a week ago, which delayed a rumored iOS 7 beta 4 release from last Monday. Developers could continue to work on their apps and submit them to iTunes, but with the iOS developer center down they could not add new devices and perform other needed tasks.

As Apple continues work on the Developer Center we could see an iOS 7 beta 4 release today.

As Apple continues work on the Developer Center we could see an iOS 7 beta 4 release today.

Previously well-known iOS developers lamented the downtime, suggesting we could be in for a long wait, but with the return of iOS 7 downloads we could be close to iOS 7 beta 4.

While the iOS 7 beta downloads are back online, portions of the Developer Center are still offline, including one that is important for the iOS 7 beta 4 release.

iOS 7 beta 4 Release Timing & Details

The iOS 7 beta 4 release could arrive today.

The iOS 7 beta 4 release could arrive today.

It is unlikely that the Developer Center outage stopped iOS 7 beta testing and progress inside Apple. With 21 days since the last iOS 7 beta release it is possible that Apple is planning the iOS 7 beta 4 release for today, Monday July 29th.

Apple previously released the iOS 7 betas around 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern.

If the iOS 7 beta 4 release is coming today, expect to see an OTA update around this time. If this is the case, look for full downloads in the Apple Developer Center soon after.

At this time the Pre-Release Documentation is offline, which means there is no way to look at the iOS 7 beta change log. If Apple releases iOS 7 beta 4 today it may not include the iOS 7 beta 4 release notes, unless Apple can bring this section online in the next few hours.

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Previous iOS 7 betas lasted two weeks, and the outage pushed the IOS 7 beta 4 release out to the three week mark but beta 3 is not the longest iOS beta on record. It is tied with the iOS 6 beta 3 length and the iOS 5 beta 7 lasted over a month before coming out as a short GM ahead of the public release.

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11 Comments

  1. Shivan

    07/29/2013 at 8:21 am

    Till there is no release of beta 4

    • gib0

      07/29/2013 at 8:48 am

      wait for about 1 hour and 13 mins

      • brianna

        07/29/2013 at 9:03 am

        ok will i be able to download for my ipod to and iphone?

    • Brendan

      07/29/2013 at 10:23 am

      yes there is installinig now

    • Jacob Andrew Mason

      07/29/2013 at 10:35 am

      the beta 4 is live as of 6 minutes ago.

  2. Sxsz

    07/29/2013 at 9:11 am

    Lol your sitting ducks

  3. still_mohawk

    07/29/2013 at 9:14 am

    hhm cant wait to review beta 4

  4. Edwin Rodriguez

    07/29/2013 at 10:06 am

    Ios 7 beta 4 is live

  5. Dave

    07/29/2013 at 10:09 am

    It’s up

  6. Zia Schwartz

    07/29/2013 at 10:11 am

    it’s here!

  7. Jacob Andrew Mason

    07/29/2013 at 10:35 am

    BETA 4 is live now! finally.

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