With Apple ramping up efforts to secure that all systems are in place ahead of the new iPhone launch, the mobile device manufacturer has been rolling out beta versions of its next operating system upgrade.
While iOS 7.0 beta was released a few weeks ago, the manufacturer has released a second beta version to developers, which includes updates for its mobile devices as well as the iPad.
“Beta 2 is available not only for iPhone and iPod touch, but also iPad and iPad mini. The first beta released alongside the WWDC keynote did not include official iPad support, with Apple announcing that iPad versions of iOS 7 would follow in the coming weeks,” wrote MacRumours.
The beta 2 update is 237Mb in size and consumers will have to wait until it has been officially released before they can get their hands on it, as the beta versions are only available for paid registered Apple developers.
According to MacRumours, the beta 2 update includes:
– In line with previous hints, the Voice Memos app has returned in beta 2.
– The new male and female Siri voices showed off by Apple at WWDC are now available in English.
– Multiple users are reporting that Siri is much faster than in beta 1.
– In addition to iOS beta 2, Apple has also released Xcode 5 Developer Preview 2 and a second beta of Apple TV Software version 5.4.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor