After a few days of iOS 7 beta 1 testing, I must admit that I am about to switch to an Android device.
IMHO, this version of iOS is the worst move Apple did in a long time.
I am pretty disappointed by the features I've seen in iOS 7. No revolution here. No big news. Just kid painting.
Can't tell you who gave it to us or where it was seen, but we can vouch for this image's authenticity. The controller is large enough to fit an iPhone 5. When iOS 7 introduces third-party controller support in the fall we'll see this thing, plus a bunch of others, probably. Apple evidently won't be making its own.
Taking a look at the comparisons, you can really see how Apple stripped away a lot of the textures, gradients and gloss from iOS in favor of a more "flat" interface.
You can watch the testing on the video below. Keep in mind that iOS 7 is first a beta which isn’t yet fully optimized. The results are still pretty close which for all of the improvements seems to be a pretty sweet deal.
The Ashton Kutcher led JOBS biopic will debut on August 17th according to a press release.
Open Road Films will release JOBS – the highly anticipated film chronicling the story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout to one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century – nationwide on August 16, 2013. JOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2001. The film plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whiteley, JOBS was shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter and produced by Mark Hulme. JOBS stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.
However there is a way to enable it outside the US now. All you need is to create US iTunes account and iTunes Radio will show up in iTunes upon re-launch. We’re not sure if this easy ‘hack’ will make it to Gold Master but Radio might be in your country by then anyway.
Here are step-by-step tutorials:
- How To create an iTunes App Store account without a credit card
- How to сreate an App Store account without a credit card on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
Each iOS app offers remarkable — and often delightful — possibilities. But the most powerful iOS apps ever are ones that change people's lives in ways they never imagined.
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Apple has posted a new video ad entitled 'Designed By Apple: Intention' for viewing.
Here, simple phrases paired with elegant visuals describe the thoughts and emotions that go into creating each Apple product.
Take a look below:
It's currently possible update to iOS 7 beta without having your iPhone's UDID registered in an Apple developer account.
To perform the update you must get a hold of the iOS 7 ipsw, press and hold the Option key (Shift for Windows) and click Update in iTunes. Select the iOS 7 ipsw from the popup window to install.
It's unclear why this is working. Only iPhone devices registered by developers are supposed to be able to install beta firmware. Perhaps Apple took down this check since its servers are being flooded at the moment.
Apple has posted the first beta of iOS 7 for developers to download.
The build number is 11A4372q and firmware is available for the iPhone 5 (Model A1428), iPhone 5 (Model A1429), iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A), iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 4 (CDMA), iPod touch (5th generation).
Developers can download the beta from
iOS 7 is just great. The question that might come to your mind is “will my device be supported?”
Here is the list of devices that will support iOS 7 once it is available:
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPad 2
- iPad third generation
- iPad fourth generation
- iPad mini
- iPod touch fifth generation
However, not all features are available on all devices.