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iOS 5 Beta 4 Released for Developers, Features WiFi Syncing

Apple has dished out the fourth beta version of iOS 5 to developers for testing, offering new features like Wi-Fi syncing.

The company is expected to launch iOS 5 along with the iPhone 5 in a few months’ time. The new mobile OS will be available for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1 and 2 and third generation iPod Touch devices. The release comes around two weeks after Apple released iOS 5 beta 3.

According to The Inquirer (opens in new tab), the iOS 5 beta 4 was released to developers as an over-the-air (OTA) update while jailbroken devices didn’t receive the update. But this doesn't stop the iPhone Dev Team (the jailbreaking group) and it has already released a jailbroken version of iOS 5 beta 4 for the iPhone and is working on the iOS 5 beta 4 for the iPad 2.

The iOS 5 beta 4 comes with a new Wi-Fi syncing feature in which when the device is connected to a PC and is on the same Wi-Fi network, the device automatically starts wireless syncing of the data.

A September release of the OS will allow developers to create ample iOS 5 based apps by the time it is launched. The steady release of beta versions of the iOS 5 hints at the fact that the final release should come as planned.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.