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New iOS 8 beta to launch next week

A new iOS 8 beta will launch over the coming week, giving developers and testers the chance to have another early look at the upcoming operating system, latest reports have suggested.

Citing unnamed sources within Apple, BGR has claimed that iOS 8 beta 4 will launch next Monday, July 21, a timeframe which would put the release just two weeks after the iOS 8 beta 3 was rolled out.

It is not currently clear what differences the new iOS 8 beta will introduce, although the reports have claimed Apple will continue to offer a steady flow of revised beta releases up until the operating system’s full release later this autumn.

Although the iOS 8 betas are intended for use solely for developers, a number of iPhone owners regularly sign up to the Apple Developer Programme – for a small annual fee – in order to brim their devices with the latest software early.

We have an iPhone 5S running the iOS 8 beta here in the TrustedReviews offices and we’ve been impressed with what we’ve seen so far of the software’s latest additions.

With iOS 8 expected to be released alongside the heavily rumoured iPhone 6 this September, Apple has confirmed the software will introduce a raft of new features, including the fitness and wellbeing tracking HealthKit platform, a bevy of Siri improvements and third-party keyboard support.

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