Apple’s iOS 5 Beta 3 Available for Download
Apple on Monday released iOS 5 beta 3 to developers which address a number of bugs, makes the iOS devices a lot more stable and brings some minor tweaks. The new beta is available for download from the iOS developers portal.
iOS 5 beta 3 brings enhanced location services controls which allow users to pick and choose services which use locations and for what purpose. For example now you can allow or disallow your iPhone to use location for Diagnostic & Usage, Location-Based iAds, Setting Time Zone, Cell Network Search or Traffic.
Apple has also added clear notification which explains that location services uses GPS along with crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations to determine users approximate location.
Beta 3 feels a lot more snappier when compared with Beta 2 as the previous release had a number of issues and the device crashed very often. However, with iOS 5 beta 3 we are noticing much improved reliability and performance.
Among other tweaks Apple has added an option to the ability to toggle “voice roaming” which will save you from connecting when on roaming networks which are not included in your carrier’s service package.
iPhone users will notice that when they launch the new Videos app a notification will alert users with a message that mentions video content such as movies, TV shows, and music videos have been moved to the “Videos” app.
“Reminders” app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch now has a new icon and you can even create new Mailbox from within the Mail app.
iOS 5 is expected to be made available this fall and if rumors are to be believed then the release could coincide with iPhone 5 launch in September.
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