iOS 7 Beta 3 Reportedly Coming on Monday, July 8

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.
    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.

    Article Link: iOS 7 Beta 3 Reportedly Coming on Monday, July 8
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2007
    That was fast.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2011
    Please fix the horrid icons :(
  4. macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, ON
    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.
  5. macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    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.
  6. macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2010
    I'm VERY curious to see what "design elements" they change at this point. Icons? A darker theme? Animations? Curious...
  7. macrumors 68020


    Sep 22, 2009
    Not surprising. I feel we may see more betas than previous years because of how much had changed.
  8. macrumors 68020

    Mr. Gates

    Jun 17, 2009
    --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
    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
  9. macrumors regular


    Aug 30, 2008
    Costa Rica
    "Please fix the icons" is the new "Safari is snappier" in every iOS 7 beta article around here.
  10. macrumors regular


    Aug 11, 2011
    San Diego
    Let's hope the dayglow icons are are looking better!
  11. macrumors 68000


    May 28, 2008
    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.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2011
    Well, that's the most glaring issue with iOS 7 atm
  13. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    Oh. Well..OK THEN!
  14. macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    North Carolina
    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
  15. macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2012
    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.
  16. macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2013
    how is this news exactly?

    do you want me to report that beta 4 will be out July 22, 2013?
  17. macrumors 604


    Mar 26, 2008
    Planet Earth
    Doubt they will change anything really as the promo material is already up and running on the Apple page
  18. macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2008
    It's not an issue if they aren't broken. I like the icons myself.
  19. macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2011
    Give me beta 3 nao!!!
  20. macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2010
    I like the icons. I think they are great. You will end up liking them too.
  21. macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Vancouver, BC, CA
    Agreed, and most importantly for me, just let me shuffle all songs of an artist together :D
    As of now we can only shuffle albums, or all songs.
  22. macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008
    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.
  23. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    Here's a blog posting from a developer on iOS 7.

    I thought this paragraph was interesting:

  24. macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
    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.
  25. macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2011
    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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