Apple releases fifth iOS 7 beta to developer community, tweaks icons, Control Center, etc.

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Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2013, 06:07
Category: News, Software

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The fifth iOS 7 beta is out and the new operating system is coming that much closer to fruition.

Per 9to5Mac, a little over a week after iOS 7 beta 4, Apple has seeded iOS 7 beta 5 to developers via and over-the-air Software Update. The previous beta brought several minor interface and performance tweaks to the operating system and beta 5 will likely continue doing that.

The new beta adds the following fixes and changes:
– All Settings icons redesigned (left is new).

– More Yahoo presence.

– New Twitter icon in share sheet.

– Can now disable Control Center while in apps.

– Major performance improvements across the system.

– Camera swipe access from Lock screen is easier.

– New slide to power off design.

– New in-call icons.

– New option to pull down on a banner.

– Some transparency, blur, UI animation changes across the system.

– Can access icons in a folder during animation.

– Some blurs and effects disabled on iPad mini (likely to improve performance).

– Users can now bring back “on/off” labels on switches. Enable in Accessibility.

iOS 7 is expected to be released this fall as well as feature a significant redesign and new features for the mobile operating system.

If you’ve had a chance to play with the new beta and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

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