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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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iOS 7 Beta 3 Reportedly Coming on Monday, July 8




BGR 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.
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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.

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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:29 AM   #2
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That was fast.
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Please fix the horrid icons
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:29 AM   #4
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Not surprised, iOS 7 is a very radical change after all. Adopting a more rapid development cycle allows them to iron out more bugs that are discovered by the beta testers.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:29 AM   #5
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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.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:29 AM   #6
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I'm VERY curious to see what "design elements" they change at this point. Icons? A darker theme? Animations? Curious...
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:30 AM   #7
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Not surprising. I feel we may see more betas than previous years because of how much had changed.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:31 AM   #8
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I hope they eventually improve the iPod app.
I want to be able to skip forward when it is on Shuffle in landscape mode.
Also the ability to tag songs that I am listening to on shuffle to make a new playlist on the go.

The iPod App has TONS of areas it could be improved upon
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:31 AM   #9
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Please fix the horrid icons
"Please fix the icons" is the new "Safari is snappier" in every iOS 7 beta article around here.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:31 AM   #10
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Let's hope the dayglow icons are are looking better!
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:32 AM   #11
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Good because there is still a lot of work to do. Springboard crashes frequently. It's not a terrible beta 2 and for a daily driver, it works fine enough.
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"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
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Oh. Well..OK THEN!
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:34 AM   #14
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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
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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.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:36 AM   #16
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I'm VERY curious to see what "design elements" they change at this point. Icons? A darker theme? Animations? Curious...
Doubt they will change anything really as the promo material is already up and running on the Apple page
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:36 AM   #17
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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.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:38 AM   #18
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Give me beta 3 nao!!!
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Please fix the horrid icons
I like the icons. I think they are great. You will end up liking them too.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:38 AM   #20
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I hope they eventually improve the iPod app.
I want to be able to skip forward when it is on Shuffle in landscape mode.
Also the ability to tag songs that I am listening to on shuffle to make a new playlist on the go.

The iPod App has TONS of areas it could be improved upon
Agreed, and most importantly for me, just let me shuffle all songs of an artist together
As of now we can only shuffle albums, or all songs.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:39 AM   #21
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I like iOS 7 so far. Definitely feeling some pains of pre-release software, but that's to be expected. Honestly, though, I'm a bit underwhelmed - it mainly feels like a graphical refresh, not a lot of fundamental improvements beyond some overdo niceties like quick toggle wifi/bt.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:39 AM   #22
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Here's a blog posting from a developer on iOS 7. http://tapity.com/iphone-app-design/...ding-to-ios-7/

I thought this paragraph was interesting:

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Despite my initial fears, I actually really enjoy using iOS 7 on a daily basis. I still have some complaints about several visual design choices but you have to remember, Apple has only been working on this for a matter of months. Thatís pretty insane. I mean, it takes us at least a year to put out a single app, let alone an entire operating system!

So give them a break. I talked to a number of folks at Apple. They understand that this thing isnít finished yet and they want our feedback (feel free to email me and Iíll pass it along). Itís only going to get better.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:39 AM   #23
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I seriously hate the feature whereby the lock screen clock is being replaced my the music controls in beta 2. Hopefully Apple can have a switch for that.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 10:40 AM   #24
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Wow that is total news!! Thanks for that report!

Because iOS betas haven't come every other Monday since iOS 4.................
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Keep the betas coming!
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