iPad and iPad Mini join the party as Apple seeds iOS 7 beta 2

When iOS 7 was announced and seeded to developers two weeks ago at Apple’s WWDC, iPad and iPad Mini support was not included. It was an iPhone-only affair, and according to Macrumors.com, Apple’s begun seeding (sending out the installation packages — SDKs) of iOS 7 beta 2 and anyone with an iOS development center account can possibly update to the latest version of the mobile OS now.

iOS 7 beta 2 screenshots
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Io7 Control Panel

The new and Android-like control center.

Ios7 Home

The homescreen on a iPad, or iPad Mini.

Ios 7 Beta 2 Screen

the iOS 7 beta 2 installation screen on the iPhone

To update iOS 7 OTA (over the air), go to settings > general > software update.

Here are some of the improvements on offer in iOS 7 beta 2:

  • The voice memo app is back
  • Those who have access to iOS 7 have said that Siri is “much faster than in Beta 1″
  • Apple demoed a new male and female Siri voice and this is now part of the beta 2 SDK

The rest of the information pertaining to iOS 7 can be found here, with Apple’s release notes –  which for some reason is not loading right now.

For those who want to download iOS 7 beta 2 manually, they can do so from the links below. Please note that only developers who pay for access will be able to install iOS 7 beta 2.

– iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
– iPad (4th generation Model A1459)
– iPad (4th generation Model A1460)
– iPad mini (Model A1432)
– iPad mini (Model A1454)
– iPad mini (Model A1455)
– iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
– iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
– iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
– iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
– iPad 2 Wi-Fi
– iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
– iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
– iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
– iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
– iPhone 4S
– iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
– iPhone 4 (GSM)
– iPhone 4 (CDMA)
– iPod touch (5th generation)

Images via 9to5mac.com

Steven Norris: grumpy curmudgeon


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