Apple's iOS 7 beta 5 available for developers; video shows new "slide to power off" design

Apple's iOS 7 beta 5 available for developers; video shows new
Hey, wasn't it just yesterday that Apple rolled out iOS 7 beta 4 to developers? Actually, it was just before July came to a close when this took place. Now, a tad over a week later, Apple has moved forward by sending out iOS 7 beta 5. While the new version of iOS 7 will include the usual bug fixes and performance enhancers that you would expect and is available as an OTA download from Software Update.

The update weighs in at 150MB and includes a seed for Apple TV. An iOS 7 device will be able to set up Apple TV after restoring or resetting all settings. Apple iPhone 4 and the Apple iPad 2 are not supporting this feature. Other changes include a new design for the "slide to power off" function. There are also new "in-call" icons and the install screen on iOS7 beta 5 is the same color as your iPhone. The white iPhone now shows a black apple on a white background (see the slideshow below).

Most likely we will see the final version of the OS roll out around the same time that the next iteration of the iPhone is announced or released. The latest information we have is to expect a September 18th unveiling of the new devices from Apple, with a launch on September 27th.




source: AppleDeveloper (subscription req'd) via 9to5Mac

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34 Comments

1. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Can we just skip the ios beta news and tell only when they release their final software for people, because really who care for apple beta,they just don't deserve all the attention !!!!

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

People who want to see the new features and developers who test it to optimize their apps. Don't be so one sided.

8. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

I totally agree with your second point but about the new features....I don't think so,these are all minor things that anybody will now from the settings menu when the software will be released :)

14. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I agree with the first part of your comment... However it is funny the "Don't be so one sided." coming from you.

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Why the misery? It shows upcoming features, and for iOS fans, I suspect they like the info.

28. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

The type of news each OS gets iOS: Rumor, Rumor,Rumor, Patent, Rumor, Lawsuit, Beta, Lawsuit, Beta, Rumor, Underwhelming final product, Lawsuit. Android: Rumor, Rumor, Leak, Final Product, Lawsuit from Apple. WP: Steve Ballmer being cocky and giving random statistics for poor sales, Final Product, Models running the last version of WP not supported. BB10:

9. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

yea dude, one of the few time i agree with Mxy, i can see how this could be exciting to iOS fans as it shows new features and fixes to the upcoming software for their phone. I bet you eat up any android/wp (which ever way you go) software news coming out, i know i'm dying for klp info. And even tho im not a fan of iOS, i still like to follow this and see what their doing.

12. stealthd unregistered

You could skip them, by not clicking on them.

18. davidbonatz

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You dont want news because you aren't a dev. Developers and people who have downloaded the betas do care. Especially if the features and bugs fixed are small and almost unnoticeable. So just calm down and wait for iOS 7 to come to your pretty little iPhone 4S :P Is it even an iPhone 4S?

2. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Umm, ok and?

4. Sauce unregistered

Potatoes

3. Sauce unregistered

Holy cow that was fast. Prob trying to get back on track after the dev center was down.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Is this the true power off (as in what occurs when you press and hold the power button for ~8 seconds and then slide the slider to power off the iToy)? Or?

10. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Also, i dont like how the cancel button is just slapped over the icons, looks terrible IMO

13. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Seriously, that looks so tacky. Like a 3 yr old did the graphic design too. I am very disappointed in this "all new" iOS

19. davidbonatz

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

In a lot of aspects it has taken a lot of features from android. In terms of design, im all for it. It looks loads better than iOS 6, in my opinion

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Sad that now I don't have a possibility to test new iOS 7 Beta.

31. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm not even getting iOS 7 on my iPod Touch 4, iOS 6 is ready laggy and iOS 7 would be worse because of multitasking and cooler animations, so I understand why. But my iPod Touch 4 is nearly 3 years old, and I was already planning on upgrading anyway. Don't know what I'll upgrade to, probably wait to the rest of the 2013 phones are released before deciding.

32. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I don't think the iPod 4 will even get the update to iOS 7. Only the iPhone 4, 4S, iPod 5th G and iPhone 5, obviously. Oh, and also the iPad's (I'm not sure which)

33. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep (sadly), that's what I meant by "I'm not even getting iOS 7 on my iPod Touch 4"

34. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I have iPhone 5 64GB, but I don't use it as my main phone, at the momen it just lie somewhere in my drawer with iOS 6.1.4. I want to try new iOS 7 Beta 5, but the problem is that at the moment I don't have "Lightning" cable to charge it or upload new OS. :\

15. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

iOS 7 is like Vista.It will be a big failure for Apple. iOS needs more flexibility and more openness not a new cartoonish UI which looks worse than the old one.

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I agree that new UI looks worse than the old one.

16. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

slide to power off copies windows phone

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what? Coke has its soda in a can, so it copied Pepsi or vice versa

27. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Seriously? Have you totally forgotten about the whole "Pepsi is a copy of Coca Cola" thing?

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

how stable is 7 now? i'm thinking about going back to an iPhone 5 for a bit. o:

25. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I had zero lag or random reboots on Beta 4. 5 is nice, so far. I'm glad they changed the onscreen keyboard back after 2. Helvetica Neue was annoying on white keys and a light background.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Closer and closer to the awesome gold master.

23. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

Oooooo, prettyyyyyy.

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