Apple iOS 7: Beta 4 Release Date Coming July 22?
The (http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-ios-7-how-download-install-ios-7-beta-your-iphone-right-now-months-ahead-its-release-date) first iOS beta release arrived on June 10, the same day Apple unveiled iOS 7 in front of its WWDC audience. The (https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action#betadownloads) second beta release for iOS 7 appeared two weeks later on June 24, and the (http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-ios-7-how-download-install-ios-7-beta-3-your-iphone-ipad-ipad-mini-or-ipod-touch-months-ahead) iOS 7 beta 3 release arrived another two weeks later on July 8. Assuming Apple follows the same release pattern for each update, iOS 7 beta 4 will likely appear on July 22.
Each beta release for iOS 7 has been more stable than the last, and we expect iOS 7 beta 4 would be the most polished version of the new iPhone and iPad operating system yet. In iOS 7 beta 2, Apple added iOS 7 functionality for iPad and iPod touch users for the first time, and iOS 7 beta 3 introduced a number of new design features, including a thicker Helvetica Neue default font, a bigger status bar to read your device's vitals, more options in the lock screen, new download animations for applications, a much more natural-sounding Siri, and more.
Though the beta 4 release date for iOS 7 hasn't yet arrived, Apple developers and interested users are welcome to download iOS 7 beta 3, as the latest build is still very polished and stable. Any registered iOS (https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action) app developers can access and download the iOS 7 beta 3 -- users who installed a previous iOS 7 beta release can also upgrade directly through their iDevice's settings -- but unregistered Apple fans that can't wait for the fall release date of iOS 7 can simply opt to pay the $99 fee to Apple, which will give them access to the iOS 7 beta software ahead of its public release date. For more on how to download and install iOS 7 to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch right now, check out our thorough (http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-ios-7-how-download-install-ios-7-beta-3-your-iphone-ipad-ipad-mini-or-ipod-touch-months-ahead) step-by-step guide to loading your iDevice with iOS 7.
For those uninitiated, (http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/features/) iOS 7 features a complete revamp of the style, colors, icons and textures of iOS to make it a familiar but entirely new experience. But the release of iOS 7 isn't just a cosmetic release; iOS 7 is literally packed with dozens of new features and tools to discover and use. Most notable among the new iOS 7 features: the useful Control Center that offers quick access to important settings; the built-in parallax that shifts the background image in response to one's movements; a new way to easily multitask and delete open apps; the AirDrop feature for sharing photos or documents with other iPhone users in the area; and much more. We also believe the release of iOS 7 will (http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-ios-7-release-date-liberate-iwork-ilife-1342477) liberate Apple's iWork and iLife apps for the first time, which have always been paid apps.
We expect Apple to continue to release new beta updates of iOS 7 until its public release date, which we've pegged to be (http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-ios-7-release-date-coincide-iphone-5s-cheap-iphone-6-launch-september-2013-1318997) Wednesday, Sept. 18 -- exactly 100 days after the June 10 unveiling of iOS 7. The release date of iOS 7 is also expected to (http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-ios-7-release-date-coincide-iphone-5s-cheap-iphone-6-launch-september-2013-1318997) precede the release of at least one new iPhone model; we believe the new iPhone 5S will see its release date just two days after the public release of iOS 7, on (http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-iphone-5s-rumors-release-date-set-mid-september-iphone-6-launch-weeks-later-1328705) Friday, Sept. 20 .
For more on iOS 7, check out our (http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-ios-7-release-21-new-features-explained-photos-1302259) visual guide on iOS 7 to learn more about the new design, some (http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-ios-7-release-13-surprise-features-weve-discovered-ios-7-beta-1318035) surprise features we discovered from the first iOS 7 beta, plus our (http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-ios-7-release-87-screenshots-beta-features-photos-1312401) collection of 80-plus screenshots of iOS 7 . What do you think of iOS 7? Do you plan on downloading and installing any iOS 7 betas or will you wait to upgrade on its public release date? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below.
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|Date:||Jul 17, 2013|
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