iOS beta 3 dropped July 7th, which as of this coming Monday, July 21st, will be 2 weeks ago. Some rumors have pointed at the next beta, beta 4, being dropped another 3 weeks after beta 3 just as it was 3 weeks after beta 2, but a new report is saying that it has been brought forward a week to this coming Monday, July 21st. Previous reports by AppAdvice said that its sources mentioned it was possible that this could happen, so maybe it has.
Of course, we can’t really be 100% certain when Apple will drop the next beta, but rumors for these types of things tend to be fairly on point. Beta 4 would most likely fix some bugs that were introduced in beta 3 or not fixed correctly in beta 3. Remember that these betas are meant for developers and you take a risk when installing them on your personal devices should you choose to do so. Betas are notorious for containing bugs riddled throughout, so why users still choose to install them and then complain about them is beyond me.
iOS 8 beta, though I just mentioned it is usually riddled with bugs, has for the most part been fairly stable thus far. Many of the features that Apple spoke of at WWDC are working near flawlessly, but others not so much. Continuity and Hand Off are something that I’ve had trouble getting to work across my MacBook Pro and iPhone 5s. Things such as SMS through Messages work just fine, but others like phone calls from OS X do not work. With beta 3, however, I did notice that phone calls were showing up on my iPad which is also running iOS beta 3, so it seems those are a work in progress.
What do you think? Are you using iOS 8? What bugs do you want to see fixed? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.