Apple seeds second beta of iOS 7 to developers

By on June 25, 2013, 9:00 AM

Apple recently seeded their second iOS 7 beta to developers which now includes support for the iPad as well as all versions of the iPhone dating back to the iPhone 4 and the fifth generation iPod touch. The revised OS comes just two weeks after WWDC 2013 and is said to deliver a number of new features that weren’t present in the initial beta release.

New features include a clock icon change inside the control panel, shared photo stream notifications that now appear to remind you to add media and an additional button in the weather app for additional cities. The update also ushers in the return of voice memos and reminders – items that were missing in the first beta.

The key addition, however, is no doubt the inclusion of the iPad. Early videos have highlighted some of the full-screen features like app switching which are said to be “disappointing” and “awkward” by one blog. iRadio also makes an appearance in another video provided by Andrew Sheridan.

iOS 7 beta 2 is available for download as of writing to all official Apple developers. It’s available as an over-the-air update or you can simply visit the software update area in the settings to get things going. Note that the download is 237MB is size so depending on your connection speed, it could take a little time. What’s more, you’ll probably want to wait and download it over Wi-Fi to avoid eating up your (possibly) limited wireless data plan.




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1 person liked this | JC713 JC713 said:

Beta 2 has more known bugs than fixes xD.

1 person liked this | Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I have to admit, they've actually really shaken up the iOS experience from the look of things, Kinda looking forward to the full release now!

JC713 JC713 said:

I have to admit, they've actually really shaken up the iOS experience from the look of things, Kinda looking forward to the full release now!

Yeah, I want a change from the bland iOS I use everyday.

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