Apple Releases iOS 7.1 Beta 5 to Developers With Siri Language Improvements

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    Apple today released the fifth beta of iOS 7.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, following the release of the fourth iOS 7.1 beta on January 20. The update has a build number of 11D5145e and is available via an over-the-air update and through Apple's developer center website.

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    According to the release notes, iOS 7.1 beta 5 includes new natural-sounding Siri voices for English (Australia), English (United Kingdom), Japanese, and Chinese (Mandarin - China). It also notes that a compact version of Siri is bundled with the release for the new languages, but can be expanded to the more natural voice after install.
    Earlier betas of iOS 7.1 have introduced a number of features, including "Button Shapes" in Accessibility, more prominence for Touch ID and Passcode options, a new look for several aspects of the Phone dialer and shutdown screen, a new animation for "Slide to Unlock" and a slightly revamped color for the Phone, FaceTime, and Messages app icons.

    Details on features in past beta releases can be found in our previous beta posts: Beta 1, Beta 2, Beta 3, Beta 4.

    Today's update also includes Xcode 5.1 Developer Preview 5 and a new version of the Apple TV beta software.

    Update: iOS 7.1 beta 5 includes redesigned shift and caps lock keys on the keyboard.

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    Shift enabled to the left, shift disabled in middle, caps lock enabled to the right
    Wallpaper options have also been tweaked slightly and the button to disable parallax is now called "Perspective Zoom" instead of "Motion."

    Article Link: Apple Releases iOS 7.1 Beta 5 to Developers With Siri Language Improvements
     
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    No longer have my developers account..wish I did as I'd love to be using these betas.

    Anyways, hope people can post the changes soon!
     
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    This is a small increment in the build number. Seems to indicate this will be the last beta before GM.
     
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    Figured it would be today. Hopefully some good changes are in it.
     
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    This will most likely be bug fixes before the final GM. Installing now on 5S and Air.
     
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    I can't wait for the 7.1 release. Hopefully it addresses a lot of the issues that I am experiencing with 7.0.4.
     
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    is the iPad safari crashing a thing of the past? along with all the lagging animations on the iPad Air?
     
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    Can it be that beta 5 is the last release before public? or it should be named GM and then public?
     
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    Yes, the animations have been fixed since beta 1. Safari is much more stable as well but not totally bug free.
     
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    This better be the best iOS update ever. The anticipation is killing me! :eek:
     
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    Has anybody tried this beta on an iPhone 4? I know the performance is abhorrent on the 4 but I'm wondering if this update makes it tolerable ...
     
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    Same. I so want to try these. Looking forward to the GM.
     
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    It will be most likely be the final beta. The next "beta" will be the GM. 7.1 has been very stable since beta 3. Its gonna be here before March.
     
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    i'm actually excited for this. that means its getting closer to final 7.1 !!
     
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    Hope most of the little annoyances with iOS will be ironed out.
     
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    Beta 4 was the least stable one. Still install beta 5... I will see how it goes... I want the Caps Lock thing fixed... I am still not getting used to the new caps lock thing
     
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    Still no quick reply! OSX mavericks got it already what are you waiting for :apple: :rolleyes:
     
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    Beta 4 was very stable for me on iPad air and iPhone 5S
     
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    I do not have iPad Air and iPhone 5S... Beta 4 crashes alot on iPod Touch and iPad mini Retina
     
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    Caps lock thing? :s
     
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    do you have a 4S by chance? Beta 4 was very unstable for me as well.
     
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    You won't get it until iOS 8 (maybe)
     
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    Me too, iPad rMini and 5s were both unstable with beta 4. I think beta 3 was best so far.
     

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