Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 4 as an Over-The-Air Update

Apple released iOS 5 Beta 4 to developers today, bringing with it the ability to update over the air. Given that you are running iOS 5 Beta 3, you should be able to get the update without syncing to you computer. Bad news is that there are reports of the update not working, and, if it does, you will lose all your pictures and need to sync after the update.

Despite those complications, this is big news for iOS. This is first time that Apple has tried thier new wireless update feature, and that means that the development on iOS 5 is moving forward. This update adds mroe fuel to the rumor fires, which are now targeting September as the release date for iOS 5, iCloud, and the rumored iPhone 5.

This newest iOS beta also brings the much anticipated wireless sync feature to Windows. In previous version, this feature was restricted ¬†to Mac computers. This is good news for those who choose to update over-the-air, because you could use ¬†wireless sync afterwards. That’s the theory, at least.

As for the rest of the changes, you can see them over at BGR. They have been kind enough to post the change log for the beta in its entirety.

If any of you are iPhone users, and have access to the beta software, we would love to hear if you managed to update over-the-air. If you can pull it off, let us know in the comments below. We won’t ask you for any extra details, as you probably can’t tell us anyway.

In addition to the new iOS beta, Apple has also released iTunes 10.5 Beta 4 and Xcode 4.2 Developer Preview 4. All the updates are avaliable now in the Apple Dev channel.

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