Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has released a sixth beta version of iOS 7 to developers, which many are expecting to be the last before the final version is launched, says a report from CNET. The new OS from Apple is an advanced software update for iPhones, iPods and iPads.
Fixes in the new version
Apple again reiterated that the new software “contains bug fixes and improvements.” However, according to 9to5 Mac, the advanced version has removed minor glitches in iTunes in the cloud.
Apple’s iOS 7 is an advanced design of the entire operating system although functionality is similar to the earlier ones. John Ive has removed the bright glossy colors and replaced them with flat pastels in the user interface of iOS7 and further removed skeumorphic icons. iOS 7 is also expected to have motion detection features. There were also reports that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is testing deep LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) integration for the iOS 7.
Observers are looking forward to only a few more updates before the new version of OS gets a green signal.
Apple following tradition
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has always rolled out many beta versions before the final iOS for public consumption. The company launched five beta for iOS 6 and eight betas for iOS 5. Previous iOS 7 beta version was launched early this week and one week before that another beta version was launched.
A report from BGR released earlier claimed that iOS 7 beta 6 will be the last one to be released before the ‘gold master’ (represents the final release that goes out to consume) is launched. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is projected to finalize its iOS7 before the release of new iPhone, which is expected by many to come in September.
Earlier, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) came out with a new version of Beta.iCloud.com, which has some advanced web features in some of the Apple’s iOS apps, and also has matching looks and feel of iOS7. The features that got a makeover are e-mail, contacts, calendar, reminders, notes, and find my iPhone. The features in iWork apps are not yet changed.
Apple unaffected by speculations
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is making an effort to improve the whole mobile software experience with each launches of Beta version to developers. At times, the iPhone maker has changed whole design and user interface pieces.
Further, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) remained unaffected by the speculations made by the analysts and onlookers about its change in design or new mail app. Instead, it is focusing on a device which it wants to see hundreds of millions of people using.