iOS 7 beta 2 released, brings iPad support, Siri voices and more

iOS 7 beta 2 released, brings iPad support, Siri voices and more
We knew that the iPad version of iOS 7 was on its way, and today marks the arrival. Apple has begun seeding iOS 7 beta 2 to developers and the update to the iOS beta has brought support for the iPad and iPad mini, as well as a number of enhancements to the system for all iOS devices, including Siri's new voices and more.

Many will be happy to hear that iOS 7 beta 2 brings back the Voice Notes app, which had been missing from the first release. Overall, the design of the system has been updated to make it a bit more consistent. As we had mentioned before, it really felt as though Apple had rushed the first beta leading to a very uneven aesthetic, but that is slowly getting ironed out. 

A big change to Siri in iOS 7 is the option to change the voice that answers your questions, and that option has made its first appearance in beta 2. There are also a number of smaller changes like: iTunes and App Store settings menus are now combined, Voicemail works, Exchange logo in Mail has been updated, a Traffic option has been added to the Notification Center, as well as general UI enhancements and performance updates. 

There is still a lot of work to be done, but Apple looks to be making good headway in the months before iOS 7 and the next-gen iOS devices are released in the fall. 

source: BGR



1. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

You know what voice I would really like to have for Siri, I want GladOS. I want GladOS to be the voice of my phone!

8. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

GLaDOS or Jarvis would be awesome, lol

9. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Exactly, I dont think it is too much to ask. I wouldn't mind Hal 9000 either. But GladOS is definitely first for me, love Portal.

2. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Icons look even worse on the iPad.

4. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Take that back, the iCons are gorgeous!!

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

If Apple will keep such pace till the fall, then iOS 7 should be not just a minor update. :)

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What's your thoughts so far

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'd get this on my mom's iPhone but it seems like a lot of trouble...

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wait for the official release man.

10. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

im really excited to try iOS 7 on my ipad mini and ipad 2..please apple hurry up!

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