Apple Seeds iOS 7 Beta 2 to Developers with iPad and iPad Mini Support

Two weeks after Apple released the first beta version of iOS 7 following its unveiling at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has just released a second beta for testing. The update is currently available through Apple's over-the-air updating system on iOS devices, and should be posted soon to the iOS Dev Center.

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The beta 2 appears as build 11A4400f, up from the previous 11a4372q.

iOS 7 is scheduled for release in the fall of this year, undoubtedly alongside new iOS hardware. Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini will all be due for updates in the latter portion of this year, and if past history is any indication iOS 7 should be made available to the public just a few days before the launch of the next-generation iPhone.

Updates on changes in beta 2:

- Beta 2 is available not only for iPhone and iPod touch, but also iPad and iPad mini. The first beta released alongside the WWDC keynote did not include official iPad support, with Apple announcing that iPad versions of iOS 7 would follow in the coming weeks.

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iOS 7 beta 2 for iPad home screen (Source: 9to5Mac)

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iOS 7 beta 2 for iPad control center (Source: 9to5Mac)

- In line with previous hints, the Voice Memos app has returned in beta 2.

- The new male and female Siri voices showed off by Apple at WWDC are now available in English.

- Multiple users are reporting that Siri is much faster than in beta 1.

- In addition to iOS beta 2, Apple has also released Xcode 5 Developer Preview 2 and a second beta of Apple TV Software version 5.4.

Direct links
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- 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 5 (Model A1428)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPod touch (5th generation)

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napabar Avatar
143 months ago
Please tell me the 9 year old kids that designed the icons have grown up to be atleast 21 now.

Johnny Ive isn't a 9 year old....but forum trolls usually are....
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OMGwtfBBQwings Avatar
143 months ago
just finished installing it...safari feels flatter.
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Menopause Avatar
143 months ago
Please tell me the 9 year old kids that designed the icons have grown up to be atleast 21 now.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
willryan42 Avatar
143 months ago
Can we please stop fighting about app icons for a phone? This has become incredibly blown out of proportion... IT'S A SQUARE PICTURE ON A SCREEN. That's it! I can't believe people are saying things like "Oh my god I'm switching to Android because of the new icons." Seriously? Grow up.
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PrometheusGeek Avatar
143 months ago
Noticed the dock is always blue regardless of background. As are folders. Compare beta 1 (left) to beta 2 (right) which shows the dock (font text is also still mostly illegible with this background):




And the folder color:




Also seeing a bunch of graphical redraw artifacts, in particular horizontal lines/flickering near the dock when exiting apps.

Looks like they're using not only adaptive color technology, but adaptive general taste tech, too. If you pick a butt-ugly wallpaper, it adjusts the OS to be more butt-ugly as well.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrisk1 Avatar
143 months ago
The update gear icon looks terrible compared to ios 6
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)