Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Apple starts seeding iOS 7.1 Beta to developers

Apple released iOS 7.0.4 and iOS 6.1.5 only a couple of days back to rectify the FaceTime issue that has been bugging a lot of people and now they have come out with the major update to iOS 7, iOS 7.1 and like the tradition, they have started seeding a pre-release beta version to the developer.

Apple has again tweaked and optimized the new iOS version for speed of animations. The overall experience now feel snappier. Apart from that Apple has brought and removed some features as well. lets have a look at the changelog.

Apple has started the use of new Yahoo! logo across the whole operating system.

The Camera app of iPhone 5S (only) has now an "Auto HDR" mode.

There is a brand new accessibility option to reduce transparency and darken colors. The option can be found in Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Increase Contrast.

It allows the user to turn the dock and folders background to dark grey and thus improves readability as it has been shown below.

Instead of a blank screen, now a "No Notifications" or "No Missed Notifications" (depending on the screen you are on), if you don't have any pending notifications, appears when swipe down to notification center.

Also, now there is an option in accessibility menu (only for iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S) that lets you darken the theme of the keyboard.

For owners of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5S only, there is a new option to upload burst photos on to their iCloud photo stream.

Apart from these more visible changes, now you can enable or disable bold text without restarting the device and 'Large Dynamic Toggle' has been renamed to 'Larger Accessibility Sizes' in Accessibility settings.

The new iOS 7.1 beta is only available for the developers yet but should be soon available to the general masses. If you think we have missed a change in the list above, then please do tell us in the comments.


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