Apple releases first iOS 7.1 beta to developers

Apple has seeded the first beta of iOS 7.1 to developers, allowing those with valid accounts to restore the software on top of an existing iOS 7 device.

The update coincides with the release of Xcode 5.1 Developer Preview and a new version of Apple TV’s software.

We’ll update this post when the release notes of iOS 7.1 beta are available.

Update: The user-facing updates in iOS 7.1 seem to be view: a new accessibility mode keeps the keyboard dark; new logos for Flickr and Yahoo! in apps that use them; the ability to upload all the shots to Photo Stream in a burst scene on an iPhone 5s; and, most importantly, significant performance improvements throughout then OS, especially on iPad.