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Rumor: Russian video shows iPad version of iOS 7 beta

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A fresh video from Russia claims to show the iPad iteration of iOS 7 beta, which has yet to be officially released by Apple, with fairly high resolution images and a brief walkthrough of the operating system's main features.

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Posted to YouTube on Tuesday, the video purportedly shows an exclusive first look at the iOS 7 beta for iPad, a version not yet released to developers.

Because AppleInsider cannot verify the veracity of the video's contents, it is offered here for purposes of discussion only.

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As seen in the short clip, the basic functionality seen in the iOS 7 beta for iPhone is included with the rumored built for iPad version. the same iconography is used, complete with moving hands on the Clock app and home screen animations.

The Notification Center and Command Center panes slide down and up as expected, though neither takes advantage of the full width of the iPad's screen.

Upon closer inspection, it appears that the parallax view touted at WWDC is not present in this iteration of the OS, or the narrator has turned the function off. The background wallpaper looks to be a take on one of the new stills provided by Apple.

Also shown is how iOS 7 may handle apps not created for iPad. The usual "2X" implementation is still there, but the UI is slightly revamped, without buttons or other skeuomorphic cues.
post #2 of 24
Because AppleInsider cannot verify the veracity of the video's contents, it is offered here for purposes of discussion only to generate page views.

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post #3 of 24
So, where's the link to the video?
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They embedded it wrong, here:
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post #5 of 24
It may only be a small touch, but I like how apps in iOS7 seem to launch from, and collapse to, their icons. Currently they just launch and collapse from the centre of the screen.

Also, I didn't realise the folder zoomed right in like that. Should mean significantly more room in each folder before you even need to utilise the new scrolling.

Good stuff.

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post #6 of 24
The more I use iOS 7, the more I like it. And I HATED IT on day one.

That actually looks pretty good as it appears on the iPad.
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The more I use iOS 7, the more I like it. And I HATED IT on day one.

That actually looks pretty good as it appears on the iPad.

Wonder when the iPad beta will come out or what caused the delay?  Maybe iPad will come out when v2 beta launches?

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They embedded it wrong, here:
 

 

I do like the animation and actions. They seem quite intuitive, even on the iPad's larger screen. Hoping for the best for the final iteration of the icons and overall style.

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post #9 of 24

New icons and other tweaks. Keep working Cupertino. Hard!

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post #10 of 24
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New icons and other tweaks. Keep working Cupertino. Hard!

 

Quite right! :D

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post #11 of 24
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The more I use iOS 7, the more I like it. And I HATED IT on day one.

That actually looks pretty good as it appears on the iPad.

 

It's the details that haven't been thought out yet, but the overall impression is that it is very functional.

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post #12 of 24
Though the Notification and Control panels should span the full width of the viewable screen area in order to allow for thumb operation.
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The more I use iOS 7, the more I like it. And I HATED IT on day one.

That actually looks pretty good as it appears on the iPad.

I also think it looks great in this video. The background complements the overall theme nicely.
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Though the Notification and Control panels should span the full width of the viewable screen area in order to allow for thumb operation.

Eh? The iPad is not a one handed device, so thumb useability is not really a major concern. Also, it looks the same size as the current notification center if not a little wider.
post #14 of 24
Hmm, can't tell if it's fake or not??? I like the look for the most part, the lock screen seems to look better than the one they showed at WWDC on the iPhone. I would however change a few of the icons. The Settings, Calendar, Camera, Messages, Notes, & Control Center icons
that Zachary Schiller designed on dribbble.com look great. I just wish that Apple would use those. I would also like to see a better Newsstand icon and for all those icons with a white background to be grayed like the Calendar icon that Zachary designed as well as a better choice of colors for the Reminders, Game Center, and Photo icons. Other than that, keep up the great work Apple!
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Now you can swipe the whole screen to open, so why don't make it swipe from right to left to open? The same gesture as you swipe between page of apps instead of swipe one way to open and swipe another way to navigate.

post #16 of 24
Could this have been faked? Maybe a jailbreak developer who works fast, maybe? Just wondering.
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Eh? The iPad is not a one handed device, so thumb useability is not really a major concern.

 

The iPad mini is advertised as a one handed device.

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The iPad mini is advertised as a one handed device.

No, it's advertised that you can hold it with one hand, not that you can operate it with one hand like an iPhone. Big difference.

post #19 of 24

Fair point.

 

It's still an underuse of the screen though, making buttons smaller than they need to be.

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post #20 of 24
9to5Mac is reporting that Apple is extending iOS 7 testing beyond non-developers most likely to family members of Apple employees.
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Notably, on the iOS 7 end, multiple sources say that Apple is working to expand testing of the next-generation iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system beyond developers. Sources say that Apple is holding on campus sessions with Cupertino locals to gauge feedback on the radical design and interface changes in iOS. Apple has conducted similar programs in the past for specific, major software features, but rarely holds such previews for whole major operating system releases. It is unclear how these people have been picked, but it is probable that they are family members of Apple employees, according to two people.
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A fresh video from Russia claims to show the iPad iteration of iOS 7 beta, which has yet to be officially released by Apple, with fairly high resolution images and a brief walkthrough of the operating system's main features.

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...complete with moving hands on the Clock app...

I just don't get why anyone cared about that. You have a clock literally one to three inches away, at all times. Any situation in which you could see the Clock app icon in the first place would also allow you to see that clock.

In the case of dynamic icons, Weather is one I could see people having an almost legitimate complaint about (at least, if not dynamic, not showing a static temperature at all, which they've done), but someone said in another thread that people get used to how their apps look, which is absolutely true. You couldn't have weather changing dynamically, as the look would change too much. It's a fundamental straight out of every textbook, so good on Apple for recognizing that.

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post #23 of 24
This is how I hold my iPad, it is very comfortable, and I can navigate through most things in this manner (without reaching to the middle of the screen). Clearly Apple approves and condones holding the iPad in this was, as they built in a feature to allow the user to type on a split keyboard so you do not have to change your grip constantly. So, then why must I change my grip to use notification center? Also the quick preview of apps in the App store has my same gripes. If nothing else we should be able to scroll up and down when it pops up with something like that.


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I just wish Apple would care about Dashboard on OS X a little bit more (read: at all since its introduction in TIGER) and update the widgets to match iOS. I want animated weather on my Mac! And having the rest of the widgets (hey, Apple, maybe create a few more, too?) match across all Apple devices would be great.

And if Apple changes the Weather widget, maybe then it will finally stop RANDOMLY MOVING AROUND THE SCREEN AND NOT STAYING WHERE I PUT IT like it has been on every version and every clean install on every computer I've owned of every OS I've had since 10.4.6.

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