iOS 5 beta 4 released with Wi-Fi improvements

Apple has released the fourth iOS 5 beta to App Store developers. iOS 5 beta 4 is available as an over-the-air update, meaning users can download and install the software update without physically connecting their Apple device to a computer. While the feature hasn’t been present in earlier versions of the operating system, all future software updates will be over-the-air.

In addition to wireless software updates, iOS 5 beta 4 offers a multitude of bug fixes and improvements. The beta offers support for wireless data synchronization with Windows, something previous builds only offered to Mac users.

iOS 5
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Today’s release is meant for developers, although anyone who has paid $99 for a developer account can access iOS 5 beta 4. Apple, who expects to launch iOS 5 this fall, plans to offer a new notification system, an improved camera app, a digital magazine store, and built-in Twitter support.

While you can still install iOS 5 beta 4 using iTunes and a USB cable, why not try the new over-the-air method?