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What’s New in iOS 7 Beta 5: A Complete Visual Walkthrough

What’s New in iOS 7 Beta 5: A Complete Visual Walkthrough

Wondering what’s new or different in theiOS 7 Beta 5 update Apple released to developers this week? It appears to be the most substantial update so far – and includes dozens of welcome changes!


iDownloadBlog has once again kept an exhaustively complete list of all the new things they’ve seen or heard about, as follows (list is partial – to view the whole list, head over to the original post at iDB):

  • Icons in Settings app have been completely redesigned
  • New Yahoo! branding in Notification Center for Stocks and Weather
  • New system-wide Twitter icon
  • System-wide performance improvements
  • New banner notification pull-down UI
  • Option to disable Control Center within apps
  • Redesigned ‘Power off’ slider
  • Redesigned buttons in Phone app’s in-call screen
  • Install screen is now the same color as your phone (white or black)
  • Improved animation across entire OS
  • Tweaked blur and transparency UI across entire OS
  • New on/off switch for labels in Settings > General > Accessibility
  • Tweaked options in Camera app; now feels much more smooth
  • You can now shoot picture with the up or down volume buttons (used to be up only)
  • Improved camera access from the Lock screen
  • The unlocking sound is gone
  • Messages conversation only shows the first name (can be changed in Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings)
  • Long carrier names scroll back and forth in the the status bar
  • App Store app now shows a + for universal apps
  • New month indicator in Calendar app when scrolling fast through the months
  • You can now download additional dictionaries (select a word and tap “define” then “manage”)
  • In Mail app, when selecting emails, Trash and Mark labels are flipped

In addition, further changes, complete with screenshots and more detailed explanations, can be found over at MacRumors and 9to5Mac. I especially appreciate the revised Settings icon, and the ability to snap pictures using either of your iPhone’s two volume buttons.

Let us know what you think of the update (if you’re a developer, and happen to be using it) by sounding off in the comments!

Update: Redmond Pie has also produced a great visual update video walking you through what’s new in iOS 7 beta 5 as well – check it out!