As speculated by the techies, Apple’s latest mobile operating system has been quite polarising. Some were really enthusiastic about it, some were reluctant and some totally scorned the new visual overhaul. As many of you might be aware by now, the newest iteration of apple’s latest mobile operating system was released yesterday. This is a significant update as compared to Beta 1 and Beta 2, not in terms of features but in terms of stability and fluidity. The new beta is available for compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touch models as both an over-the-air update to current iOS 7 beta users and through Apple’s developer page.
Some important updates are:-
Redesigned Fonts – Fonts on some of the apps, such as the Messages app, the Weather app and the Notification Centre, have become thicker.
New Tweaks In Safari – The .com button in Safari is removed. You can now access the .com, .net, and .org domain extensions by holding down on a new period button.
Status Bar – Status Bar items, such as cellular connection strength, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and battery life, have become slightly larger on the lock screen.
Siri Tweaks – Siri is now much faster to navigate and sounds more natural. The third beta also includes development versions of new male and female Siri voices for U.S. English and French, and a male voice for German.
Music App – The Music App gets a minor redesign with new icons, rearranged controls and ratings. The Now Playing track is displayed fully in the app.
Calendar App – The Calendar app now displays scheduled events on monthly view, using small gray dots below the dates.
App Download Gets New Animation – You will get to see a new animated icon while downloading apps from the App Store as the download bar is now replaced with a round download timer.
In addition to the feature updates mentioned above, the third beta of iOS 7 brings many other key changes to the platform.
Here is a quick roundup of some new iOS 7 Beta 3 tidbits: