Apple pushes iOS 4.1 beta 2 out to iPhone developers

Image showing homescreen on an Apple iPhone 4 running iOS 4.0
Image showing homescreen on an Apple iPhone 4 running iOS 4.0

If you’re an iPhone dev, you might want to hit up the Apple Developer Center to download the new iOS 4.1 beta 2 that Apple has just pushed live. We aren’t quite sure yet what’s included in this new beta of iOS 4.1, but we’re sure you’ll be the envy of all your iPhone-wielding friends when you show off a modified settings menu or some other hidden feature included in this release.

It wasn’t too long ago that Apple gave iPhone devs a chance to check out the iOS 4.1 beta 1, so this update bodes well for getting iOS 4.1 officially pushed out to the iPhone-using masses. As a quick reminder, the iPhone Dev Team is presumably waiting on Apple to go live with their 4.1 update before publishing their iPhone 4 jailbreak and unlock tools. The idea is to wait as long as possible so as to not give Cupertino a chance to lock onto the security holes and issue patches that could possibly kill the new jailbreak and unlock tools for good.

Why would you want a jailbroken iPhone 4? Well, aside from earning a bit of street cred amongst techno-geeks such as ourselves, you’ll be able to to install jailbreak apps that allow you to use the iPhone 4 as a WiFi hotspot without having to pay AT&T any more than you’re already paying. Jussayin’.

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