Apple seeded iOS 7.1 beta to developers Monday afternoon. Check out direct links and instructions for how to download and install the latest Apple firmware beta here.

iOS 7.1 Beta unexpectedly arrived Monday, November 18, 2013 for iPhone, iPod, iPad and iPad Mini. The new beta arrives as build 11D5099e, and comes right on the heels of the iOS 7.0.4 firmware update that released less than a week ago on November 14, 2013. To access the direct download links and install instructions for Apple's iOS 7.1, which was just released to developers, scroll to the bottom of the article. Otherwise, continue reading for more details.

What's New in Apple iOS 7.1 Beta?

What's new in Apple's iOS 7.1 beta? find out below or download and install via our direct links to find out for yourself. (Photo: Twitter)

With each major firmware beta that releases, Apple includes notes about the software changes and features. Thus far, the new changes or features that have been mentioned by developers who have downloaded and installed the iOS 7.1 beta include darker keyboard options, an HDR Auto mode, and some changes to fonts and button sizes. The hope, however, is that with this upcoming firmware release, some fixes for the pervasive issues plaguing the system so far will come. Many users have cited a plethora of problems with iOS 7-7.0.4 releases thus far including, problems with Bluetooth, iTunes Match, notifications, iMessages not working, Siri microphone quirks, and Wi-Fi. In addition, many users have reported problems with frequent crashes when using the new multitasking interface, causing random restarts to iPhones, iPods, iPads and other devices using the latest Apple mobile operating system.

SEE ALSO: iOS 7.0.4 Released: Download Latest Firmware & Fix Facetime Problems In iOS 7.0.3 

Changes in font and button sizes along with new camera features are included in the iOS 7.1 beta released November 18, 2013 (Photo: Twitter)

In the most recent public iOS release, the iOS 7.0.4 Apple attempted to fix problems with the mobile platform regarding FaceTime calls. Still even after the update, a number of users have continued to complain that iOS 7 is wracked with problems. Perhaps with the iOS 7.1 those problems will be fixed.

In addition to the release of the iOS 7.1 beta, Apple also released a beta for the Apple TV known as version 6.1. To download and install either the iOS 7.1 Beta on you iPhones, iPads or iPods, or to download and install the Apple TV Beta 6.1 follow the directions given in the section below.

How to Download and Install iOS 7.1 Beta [DIRECT LINKS]

Here are the direct links for downloading and installing iOS 7.1 Beta based on the device you are using.

In order to access these links however, you must have a registered Apple developer account. The directions for acquiring an Apple developers account are listed below.

iOS 7.1 Beta Download [DIRECT LINKS]

iPad Air (Model A1474)
iPad Air (Model A1475)
iPad mini (Model A1489)
iPad mini (Model A1490)
iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
 iPad (4th generation Model A1459)
iPad (4th generation Model A1460)
iPad mini (Model A1432)
iPad mini (Model A1454)
iPad mini (Model A1455)
iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
 iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
iPad 2 Wi-Fi
iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
iPhone 5s (Model A1453, A1533)
iPhone 5s (Model A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530)
 iPhone 5c (Model A1456, A1532)
 iPhone 5c (Model A1507, A1516, A1526, A1529) iPhone 5 (Model A1428) iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
 iPhone 4s
iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
 iPhone 4 (GSM)
iPhone 4 (CDMA)
iPod touch (5th generation)  

Apple TV Software beta Downloads

Apple TV Software beta (3rd generation Rev A)
 Apple TV Software beta (3rd generation) 
Apple TV Software beta (2nd generation)

How to Register for an Apple Developer's Account, Download iOS 7.1 Beta on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

1. To get an iOS developer account, you must visit the Apple website and purchase a developer account. The cost is $99 a year for an Apple developer's account.

2. You will also need to register your developer device in the iOS Development Center to authenticate the device.

3. Before downloading the iOS 7.1 Beta, back up your files on iTunes. This is a precaution just in case the device crashes and loses your data and you have to start from scratch, you can grab the backup from iTunes.

4. Once you satisfied all of the above requirements and procedures, you can then proceed to the actual downloading and installing of iOS 7 beta.

5. WARNING: Keep in mind that when preparing to test a beta version of the iOS 7.1 software, you will want to use an alternate device - not your main or personal device as bugs in the beta can cause crashes or even "bricking" of the device.

6. iOS 7.1 beta currently supports iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5 (CDMA and GSM and global GSM), iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 (GSM, GMS Rev A and CDMA) and iPod Touch 5th Generation, iPad 2, 3 and 4, as well as iPad Mini and iPad Air.

As you update to the latest iOS 7.1 Beta please be sure to return and share what's new or changed in the latest beta in the comments section below!

Changes In iOS 7.1 Beta ( via Twitter)