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  • Apple Seeds iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks Betas to Developers


    Shortly after being announced, beta versions of Apple’s iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks is now available to developers, giving coders their first look at the new operating system ahead of a public launch which is expected for this fall.

    As for Apple’s mobile OS, the first build of iOS 7, dubbed 11A4372q was released for testing on Monday for the iPhone 5, 4S, and 4, as well as the iPod Touch. The iOS has been overhauled with new design aesthetics that add more depth through transparencies and textured designs. App icons have been flattened and new features were added, including several which were borrowed ideas from third-party apps. Also included in the new mobile OS is an enhanced Siri virtual assistant and a new Control Center that puts frequently accessed settings on a single pane.

    When it comes to the desktop, Apple announced OS X Mavericks, which the company said is the start of the next ten years of Mac. Touting over 200 new features, Mavericks will sport a tabbed interface in Finder, file tagging and enhanced multi-display support. These come along with several system and performance boosts as well as power saving measures built into the operating system.

    The developer preview of Xcode 5 was also released, which is Apple’s app-building tool chest. It comes touting new features such as automatic configuration, automatic layout, debug gauges, and more.

    Developers can download all the software via Apple’s Developer Portal.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Seeds iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks Betas to Developers started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by i3exa View Post
      you guys do realize you have to be a registered developer with Apple ($99/year) for you to even pass the activation screen on your device right?
      You just update instead of restore mate
    1. iBanks's Avatar
      iBanks -
      A couple things I've noticed new in beta 1 that I haven't seen mentioned...
      - When connecting device to an different computer than your original one, the device prompts an alert asking if your device is to trust this computer or not
      - iTunes will not restore your device by clicking on the "Restore" button if FMI is turned on.
      - To disable FMI on your device, you MUST type in your apple ID password after hitting the toggle switch to off.
      - When in the messages app and you hit the compose button, after selecting contact, it takes you straight to the text thread of that contact. Before, you would select contact, type message, send message and then it takes you to that thread.
      - In messages app, when in compose window, typing an contact name will highlight their number blue if you've sent an iMessage to that number before, or Green if you sent an text message to that number before and it's not an iOS device
      - In messages app, when hitting send, an thin blue or green progress bar goes across the top of screen
      - Status Bar is much thinner than iOS6 and earlier
      - When clicking numbers in dial pad of phone app, it shows part of the wallpaper through the number clicked
      - Lock screen pass code adapts to the colors of the background image. Very sexy I must say
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by i3exa View Post
      you guys do realize you have to be a registered developer with Apple ($99/year) for you to even pass the activation screen on your device right?
      Not the 'only' way to get it, bro.
    1. b1997469's Avatar
      b1997469 -
      Wow, if you go to the editor you can see all the other posts... Still after so many years and the forum is still screwed.

      Anyway, IOS7 IS a typical beta 1. Its buggy as hell, slow as hell and just totally unfinished.
      It CAN downgrade happily. I just downgraded to IOS6 as thats the last IOS with good blobs. Even that I have IOS 6.1.2 saved it still refuses to use them.
      Anyway as its Beta and the latest signing IOS is 6.1.3 you can always downgrade to that IOS.
      BTW, iPhone 4. Not sure if iPhone 4s/5 can downgrade? I guess not but give it a try anyway.

      And Apps are acting very weird. I tried some GPS apps and they didn't work. I tried a camera app and it was upside down, and some apps just crashed.
      It does look a LOT better than previous IOS's but its still too unstable to use as a daily IOS.

      When its finally released and the jailbreak is released I will happily upgrade to it.
      Thats IF I still have this iPhone4 by then. I'm hoping I've already upgraded to an Android by then but if I haven't then I guess I'll be updating then.