iOS 8 Release Date: Beta 4 Set for July 28 Release; Beta 3, iOS 8 Will Not Support iPhone 4

The latest beta of Apple’s iOS 8 could be out in either one or two weeks time.

Appadvice reports that Apple is likely to release iOS 8 beta 4 on Thursday, July 28. The website bases this assumption of their “Apple source,” and going by past Apple beta releases.

In 2013, iOS 7 beta 4 was released 21 days after iOS 7 beta 3, and in 2012, iOS 6 beta 4 also followed beta 3 by 21 days.

Given that iOS 8 beta 3 was released on July 7, and if Apple are indeed following a 21-day schedule, then the July 28 date could be accurate.

Appadvice’s Apple source also tells them that there is a possibility that the release date could be shifted ahead by a week, which means there is a chance that iOS 8 beta 4 could launch on July 21.

iOS 8 will feature Apple’s new Health and Photos apps, an improved iMessages, and new OS X-iOS connectivity.

Apple’s latest mobile operating system is compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPod touch fifth-gen, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, and iPad 2.

iOS 8 is not supported on the iPhone 4.

See an AP article below.

Apple, IBM Team Up in Mobile Devices, Applications

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers.

The exclusive partnership announced Tuesday calls for the two technology companies to work together on about 100 different mobile applications designed for a wide range of industries.

The applications, expected to be released this fall, will feature some of the data-crunching tools that IBM Corp. sells to companies trying to get a better grasp on main markets while scouring for new money-making opportunities.

IBM is also pledging to provide better security to reassure companies concerned about hackers stealing vital information off the mobile devices of their employees.

The partnership underscores how technological upheaval can change allegiances. Apple Inc. and IBM were once bitter rivals when they both made personal computers.