Today, Apple launched the second beta for iOS 7. With it, comes a lot of changes and a few big additions. One of them is the inclusion of the iPad and iPad mini in the beta. When Apple first launched iOS 7 for developers, the iPad was not compatible, but thanks to today’s update, we will be seeing more official images of what the new design looks like on the larger screen.
For registered developers, the update is available through over-the-air updating or through Apple’s iOS Developer Center.
The second beta for iOS 7 includes better speed for Siri, male and female voice options in English, the return of the elusive Voice Memos app (which disappeared in the first beta) and some developer tweaks.
Apple will likely launch the updated version of its mobile operating system this fall alongside the launch of, what we hope will be, the next generation of iPad and iPad mini, as well as, the iPhone 5S and possibly an iPod touch refresh.
From some images that were posted by 9to5Mac, it looks like Control Center doesn’t include options, like the calculator or flashlight features that the iPhone has. This is in line with images leaks we saw earlier this week. It also appears that the Calendar app has been updated to include a visual display of the alarm’s options. Newsstand has lost the bookshelf altogether. Folders even have a new look with a green background instead of the familiar textured gray. Check out all of the screenshots that 9to5Mac has posted to see the subtle and not-so-subtle changes.