iOS 7 Beta 5 Brings Stability and Minor UI Improvements
iOS 7 beta 5 was released to developers on Tuesday. The software update brings stability improvements and a few user interface changes. Apple has been regular at releasing a beta update to iOS 7 every two weeks.
The most notable change in iOS 7 beta 5 is the new look of the settings page where each setting option now have a colored icons. The update also brings a new feature to set the “Control Center” access options to be enabled or disabled on the lockscreen and within apps. Apple has also added credit to Yahoo! at the bottom of the Notification Center drop-down for weather and stock information.
Overall iOS 7 beta 5 is more stable than the previous versions and it appears that Apple is getting closer to the final release date. The software updated is expected to be released later this fall likely during the second week of September.
iOS 7 release is also expected to coincide with the launch of the rumored next gen iPhone. Apple is expected to hold a special event this fall to announce iPhone 5S and a cheaper “plastic” version of the iPhone.
iOS 7 is a complete overhaul of the UI since the original iPhone. The upcoming OS introduces new gestures and completely loses it’s skeuomorphic look and feel.