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iOS 7 beta 5 is now out for devs, reportedly more stable

06 August, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
iOS 7 beta 5 is now out for devs, reportedly more stable - read the full textOnly a week after beta 4 was released, we welcome beta 5 of the upcoming iOS7. As usual, there is no public changelog, so we are on our own to spot the differences. Early birds report they are experiencing a much smoother sailing with this one even though start-up times are noticeably longer....


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  • 2013-08-07 04:06
  • awH3

New icons! Yay(??)

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  • 2013-08-07 03:55
  • Bgdq

> In reply to Zivko @ 2013-08-06 23:25 from m1Tw - click to readApple is almost 6 months behind for their release of ios 7. Do a search if you have doubts.

Johnny Ives bit off more of the Apple ios than he could chew and ios 7 will be junk because they've thrown a bunch of developers from their OSX team into ios.

You just can't get a quality OS out the door when developers are new to the OS platform (save the argument that OSX and ios have similarities, it's the differences that the developers need to learn).

How many more betas? 3...4...5? This is a huge black eye for Apple. Many in the tech community are laughing at Ives right now.

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  • 2013-08-07 03:11
  • GT6G

Ios 7 really looks like android.

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  • 2013-08-07 02:59
  • uSS1

Coool apple keep it up dudes waiting for the new device to shake them up

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  • 2013-08-07 02:33
  • fm}8

Not yet stable, just "more stable" and it's now the 7th beta.

The ios 7 code base must be a mess.

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  • 2013-08-07 02:21
  • GT6G­feature=youtube_gdata_player
See ios 7 bata 5 video

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  • 2013-08-07 01:28
  • 2@eC

> In reply to brynn @ 2013-08-06 23:56 from TkMi - click to readI dont know what you are trying to say, iPhone 5S isnt for iPhone 5 owners, its for iPhone 3gs and iPhone 4 and maybe iPhone 4S owners.

Most iPhone users change their phones in two year cycle, not one year. There's no point to buy every model, but buying new model after two years you get much better device.

Also i dont think iOS7 needs anything big new things, its going to do very good with what it offers now, people are loving new iOS7 and its also going to get lot of new customers who hasnt liked the IOS look before.

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  • 2013-08-07 00:27
  • p771

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-08-06 23:50 from p771 - click to readYou are joking right? iOS7 LOOKS CR@P!!!!

I have tried the beta version a fair bit on a friends phone and it definitely doesn't have the usual apple feel of class.

Icons are all over the shop.
There is no consistent feel between applications.
The colours look average.
The whole flat design mixed with opaque windows just doesn't work.

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  • 2013-08-07 00:16
  • 2GjH

Downloading Beta 4 .. Couldn't wait to see changes they have made.. I love the apple designs..

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  • 2013-08-07 00:00
  • Aw%X

Actually this is not funny anymore.Apple have to pull something out the bag this time..I know so many ifans who are getting fed up now of same thing..Do you think folk are going to upgrade yet again to the same old thing..This next iphone is to last till Sept/Oct 2014 so imagine what will happen in that time frame in Smartphone years.

Apples ip5 sales are mainly upgraders from the ip4 and Apple fanatics mainly but so many hardcore Apple fans I talk to for years on podcasts and techblogs are swaying to Android..Even Leo Laporte Miriam Joire and other tech enthusiasts have just lost enthuisiasm in iphones..I know when ip5 popped up on keynote speech I was shocked at it being the same damn thing.Then mine went back due to chips in it etc.

They cannot just change icons they need to bring something out big to get that gasp you get or WOW when something new blows you away..IOS is smooth and stress free so is W8 but that lacking in apps that work..BB has lost the plot and these NEW O/S seem to be non existant ie Jolla,Firefox,Tizen..Designs have totally stagnated so maybe this is it game over the smartfone is just a boring screen.

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  • 2013-08-06 23:56
  • TkMi

IOS7 just keeps getting better and better, nice new tweaks. Apple again doing very finished looking OS. They think every small details. The UI looks very cool, have to say best looking OS out there, i liked wp OS design, but apple made even better looking OS, cant wait the fall to get new iPhone and iOS7.

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  • 2013-08-06 23:50
  • p771

> In reply to Zivko @ 2013-08-06 23:25 from m1Tw - click to readS2 is more than 2 years old. And is not stock android. But it will receive it. You cannot compare updates from apple with android because UI.

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  • 2013-08-06 23:41
  • E1ma

Skype seems to work on ios7 beta5! :-)

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  • 2013-08-06 23:38
  • nUfZ

Skype fully working now without crashing

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  • 2013-08-06 23:32
  • JJEc

Apple always releases their updates on time, instead of Android. My friend with a Galaxy S2 i9100 still waits his 4.2.2 update

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  • 2013-08-06 23:25
  • m1Tw

Now they should take care of those hideous home screen icons. That's right, go more Tile like just like you did with your settings icons! ;)

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  • 2013-08-06 23:17
  • xL}0

Unfortunately it is messed up... When i unlocking phone no unlock sound jus some very quiet buzz.. only locking sound is ok.. beta 6 soon ;-)

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  • 2013-08-06 23:15
  • 39x{

Apple cant afford to mess this one up.

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  • 2013-08-06 23:10
  • Ydg}

Downloading :)

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  • 2013-08-06 22:58
  • nxk6

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