Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) just released iOS 6 Beta 4, and now it’s available for Apple users to download on their iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches.

Apple iOS 6

In just a little over a month, it’s predicted that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will introduce the iPhone 5, and then launch the actual product in stores shortly thereafter. The iOS 6 will also be featured in future versions of the iPad and iPod Touch.  For those with older devices, Apple will allow users to download the latest edition of iOS 6, complete with over 200 new features and a three-dimensional maps application. It’s predicted that the official software launch will happen during the second week of September.

The change log regarding the update mentions the following:

– iTunes 10.6.3 is required for iOS SDK 6.0.

– In iOS 5, signing a (security)certificate with an MD5 signature is not supported. Please ensure that certificates use signature algorithms based on SHA1 or SHA2.

-In iOS 6, there are improved privacy controls for Calendar, Reminders, Contacts, and Photos.

-Developers can set a “purpose” string for each class of isolated data. iOS displays this string to users to help them understand why their data is being requested. These strings can be added using Xcode’s Project editor, which is in the Info tab. The relevant key names begin with the string “Privacy -”.

-The default app cache quota has increased from 5 MB to 25 MB.

– In iOS 6 and later, Safari no longer registers for the common feed: RSS/ATOM scheme. Apps that can view those types of feeds are encouraged to register for that URL scheme.

Those changes mentioned above are just part of the sampling of changes iPhone/iPad users can expect with the upgrade. For a full list of changes, be sure to check out this link from BGR.

It’s good that they’re making the much-needed changes now before they release their next iPhone.  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a busy quarter ahead of them, and they’re gearing up for what might be their best quarter yet.

UPDATE:  YouTube app removed from iOS after release of iOS 6 beta 4.