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iOS 7 Beta 3 Reportedly Coming on Monday, July 8

ios_7_iconBGR reports that Apple is planning to release the third beta version of iOS 7 to its carrier partners on Monday, July 8, with seeding to registered developers expected on the same day.
BGR has been informed by trusted sources that iOS 7 beta 3 is currently scheduled to be made available to carriers for testing on July 8th. These are the same sources who accurately foretold the release timing of Apple’s last iOS 7 beta, and just like iOS 7 beta 2, it is likely that the new software will be released to developers on the same day it reaches carriers.
A July 8 release for the third beta would come two weeks after the release of the second beta, which occurred on Monday of this week. That release came two weeks after Apple rolled out the initial beta version of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developers Conference.

In iOS 6 beta testing last year, Apple used a similar two-week interval between the first and second releases, but then moved to three-week intervals for the third and fourth beta versions.

If a July 8 release for beta 3 is accurate, Apple may be moving to a more rapid seeding schedule to keep developers updated on the numerous changes included in iOS 7. The upcoming operating system represents the most significant visual change to iOS since its debut in 2007, and Apple is said to still be refining many of the design elements as it proceeds through the beta testing period.

Related roundup: iOS 7

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11 months ago

Please fix the horrid icons :(


"Please fix the icons" is the new "Safari is snappier" in every iOS 7 beta article around here.
Rating: 41 Positives
11 months ago
I wouldn't be surprised if there are a record number of beta releases for iOS 7. A lot of work needs to be done before it comes near GM.
Rating: 40 Positives
11 months ago
Please fix the horrid icons :(
Rating: 40 Positives
11 months ago
I love the iPhone 5 with iOS7.

Apple couldn't have done it better.

Dumped Android and now I'm back and loving it.

PS: There's NOTHING to fix regarding icons. Shut up if you like to live in the 20th century.
Rating: 34 Positives
11 months ago

Please fix the horrid icons :(


I like the icons. I think they are great. You will end up liking them too.
Rating: 20 Positives
11 months ago

"Please fix the icons" is the new "Safari is snappier" in every iOS 7 beta article around here.


Well, that's the most glaring issue with iOS 7 atm
Rating: 19 Positives
11 months ago

Well, that's the most glaring issue with iOS 7 atm


It's not an issue if they aren't broken. I like the icons myself.
Rating: 15 Positives
11 months ago
I'm VERY curious to see what "design elements" they change at this point. Icons? A darker theme? Animations? Curious...
Rating: 13 Positives
11 months ago

I love the iPhone 5 with iOS7.

Apple couldn't have done it better.

Dumped Android and now I'm back and loving it.

PS: There's NOTHING to fix regarding icons. Shut up if you like to live in the 20th century.


See that's the problem, it's currently the 21st century.....
Rating: 9 Positives
11 months ago
Captain Obvious reports that beta 3 is due July 8: 2 weeks after beta 2 and 4 weeks after beta 1 hence following the trend that has basically been in place for the last 2-3 OS releases. Ugh, "news" indeed
Rating: 9 Positives

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