After the security breach of Apple’s developer site, things were a bit up in the air with regards to iOS 7 beta. A week later than expected, iOS 7 beta 4 made its entrance after the Cupertino company had cleaned up the mess, and now, the fifth beta of the company’s mobile software has arrived. Changes, include the usual array of bug fixes and performance enhancements. We’ve got the full details coming up right after the break!
I cannot think of any piece of software that generates more interest when in beta stage, and with so many visual changes having been made under the guidance of one Jony Ive, iOS 7 beta has garnered more attention than any of its predecessors. Not all of it has been positive, of course, with many stepping out to criticize the flat shapes and clean lines, but as skeuomorphism in iOS continues to die a very public death, the tide of opinion seems to be gradually swinging in favor of the new look.
Not all of the changes to iOS 7 have been aesthetic, though. So far, we’ve seen plenty of alterations and improvements to general functionality, and many long-standing gripes within the OS have been addressed. The lack of a basic set of toggles for easy management of settings has commonly been quoted by many as the primary reason for wanting a jailbreak so badly, but with that now having been rectified with Control Center, the SBSettings Cydia tweak now seems rather redundant.
With other key changes, such as the expansion of the folder system first introduced with iOS 4, iOS 7 promises a better all-round experience to all. With these new betas bringing their own new features at every stop, we cannot wait to see iOS 7 released in all its glory, presumably alongside the next iPhone.
So, if you’re a registered developer and want to get started with iOS 7 beta 5, you can do so the usual way; and if you haven’t yet tried out iOS 7 but would like to see what all the fuss is about, you can check out our how-to tutorial by following this link on how to download iOS 7 beta and install on iPhone 5, 4S, 4, iPod touch and iPad.