iOS 4.1: redesigned signal bars and Game Center, watermarks for jailbroken iPhones

Apple has just released a beta version of the iOS 4.1 SDK.

This SDK is meant for developers to play with to make sure their apps will work fine with the new version of the OS.

And while it is a beta, it gives us glimpses into the new features that the next iteration of Apple’s mobile OS will bring.

The redesigned signal bars are there alright. They’re taller now.

And no, this doesn’t mean that the death grip is gone. It is impossible to have a software fix for a hardware problem, so if you were hoping for something like that, stop. “Magical” is one thing, but this trick would require actual magic.

Next up, the Apple Game Center gets a redesign too, and it now fits in with the overall iOS UI design a lot less. This may change before the final release of iOS 4.1, or it may stay the same. Only time will tell.

There are also some disturbing rumors for those anxious to jailbreak iOS 4.1 as soon as possible.

It looks like Apple will have a ‘gift’ for all the jailbreakers out there, in the form of a watermark that will show up on any iOS 4.1 jailbroken iPhone.

Rather nasty indeed, but don’t count out the hacking community just yet. They might find a workaround and enable hiding the watermark, if it’s even real.

Anyway, if you’re eager to test drive the new SDK, go here and download it. You’ll naturally need to have an Apple developer account.

Via MacStories and MobileCrunch

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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