Apple releases iOS 7.1 beta to developers: here is what’s new

ios 7.1 beta

Apple has released the first beta of iOS 7.1 to registered developers this afternoon. The update, which carries the build number 11D5099e, can be downloaded via Apple’s developer center.

Today’s release comes just one week after Apple issued iOS 7.0.4 to the public, which included a fix for FaceTime, and marks the beginning of developer testing for the next major iOS update…

The beta is available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. We’re installing it ourselves, and will be reporting back with any new stuff we find. So make sure to check back with us.

According to hacker iH8sn0w, this beta will expire on January 13, 2014.

As always, we welcome you to let us know if you find anything that we may have missed by either e-mailing us at, or leaving us a comment regarding the change below.

What’s new in iOS 7.1 beta

As we continue to dig through the new information in iOS 7.1 beta 1, we’ll be listing any major changes we find below:

  • instead of saying ‘No Missed Notifications,’ it now just says ‘No Notifications’ when NC is cleared.
  • new Yahoo logo is now present in NC, as well as Weather app
  • seems to be a number of bug fixes related to stability/performance
  • new ‘HDR Auto’ feature in the Camera app
  • new ‘Upload Burst Photos’ option in Settings app (Photos & Camera tab)
  • new ‘Use Dark Keyboard’ option in Settings app (Accessibility tab)
  • new ‘Darken Colors’ option, under Increase Contrast (Accessibility tab)
  • enable or disable bold text without restarting the device
  • new dialogue when restarting iPhone 5s reads “Touch ID requires your passcode when iPhone restarts