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Apple releases third beta of iOS 7 with fixes for Messages, iCloud & AirPlay

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Apple on Monday released the third beta build of iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to its development community for testing, addressing pre-release bugs related to a range of issues, including Messages, iCloud and AirPlay.

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Those with authorized Apple developer accounts can update their devices directly through the Software Update section of the built-in Settings application. Monday's launch confirms an earlier rumor that Apple planned to follow a two-week release schedule.

The third beta is said to address a number of issues that previously existed when using Apple's iCloud services. Specifically, people familiar with the accompanying release notes said a number of problems associated with the new iCloud Keychain feature have been fixed in beta 3. Issues that also existed with Find My iPhone and Bookmarks toggles have reportedly been addressed.

Apple also indicated to developers that it has fixed an issue in the Messages application that would present an empty message list on a clean install of iOS 7. Another issue that would cause Messages to crash when viewing attachments on two separate threads has also been addressed.Fixes in iOS 7 beta 3 are wide ranging, covering issues with push notifications, iCloud Keychain, Messages, and Newsstand.

Developers testing iOS 7 beta 3 will also no longer be prompted with authorization alerts when Newsstand background downloads using HTTP basic or digest authentication are initiated.

The latest beta also squashes a bug that would not save per-app settings in the Background App Refresh option in Settings. In addition, an issue that would not respect custom Passcode Lock and Auto-Lock settings has been fixed.

Apple has also reportedly addressed a common issue where some apps may receive either duplicate push notifications, or no push notification at all. The app switcher has also been updated to show all suspended apps, Apple told developers.

Finally, a bug that would not allow Reminders to work with VoiceOver functionality is said to have been addressed.

As before, has warned users that the second beta "should only be deployed on devices dedicated for iOS 7 beta software development." The prerelease software is not intended for use among the general public.

As such, a number of known issues are said to remain in iOS 7 beta 3 in a range of applications, including Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Safari, Passbook and more.

The second iOS 7 beta was provided to developers two Mondays ago, on June 24. It added new voice options for Apple's Siri personal assistant software.

Apple gave developers the first beta of iOS 7 a month ago at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. That was also the first time the world, outside of Apple's team, got to see a major design overhaul for the platform.
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Installing the update now! Hopefully less crashing apps :)

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Apple is the leader of innovation !!!
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Any changes/updates on UI?

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servers slammed?  i am getting error message and can not get update yet?

i love the new ios so far.

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While charging, Flash sign next to battery no longer flashing.

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This is a bit silly isn't it?

No one who isn't a developer already (and thus already knows) gives a crap about which minor bug was squashed. What people want to know is have they addressed any of the UI complaints.
The whole article is a waste of space. The comments are likely to prove more interesting content-wise.
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IMDB used to crash initially on beta 2, but with this release I can play a little more with the app before it crashes showing the details of a film.

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Any fixes for ugly stick?
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post #10 of 24
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This is a bit silly isn't it?

No one who isn't a developer already (and thus already knows) gives a crap about which minor bug was squashed. What people want to know is have they addressed any of the UI complaints.
The whole article is a waste of space. The comments are likely to prove more interesting content-wise.

+1 sadly
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
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Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
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No more Helvetica Neue Extra Light.
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According to several posters on MacRumors fonts are now thicker across the OS and there are icons instead of text only for bottom nav bars in apps. Also more shading around app names on springboard.
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No more Helvetica Neue Extra Light.

Tastes great... less filling

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omg my battery life is *way* worse than with beta 2. WTH happened!? I performed the install using the update feature rather than a clean full install. Anyone else see excessive battery drain? I'm talking 1% every 3-4 minutes with no open apps.
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Looks like they ditched the font.

(I kinda miss it now.) 1wink.gif

But everything's looking a little tighter overall. So far, so good.
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Any changes/updates on UI?

Yes, quite a few of them!  9to5mac has posted a nice video detailing the updates.

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Folders are now more transparent when zoomed out.

FINALLY.
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They added a whole new level feature into the compass app!
13" MacBook5.1 4GB 160GB
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omg my battery life is *way* worse than with beta 2. WTH happened!? I performed the install using the update feature rather than a clean full install. Anyone else see excessive battery drain? I'm talking 1% every 3-4 minutes with no open apps.

That sounds like Beta 1. If that bug returned, I definitely won't install the beta again right now. 

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Beta 3 causes The Walking Dead Game to crash upon opening and the new dlc comes out in two days!! Did not crash in beta 2 :/
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Anyone notice the new animation in iOS 7, when you download & install an app.

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when are they going to fix the notification issues with messages?? Ever since beta 2, my messages say I have 12 new messages but there are no new messages. plus, the crashing issues don't seem to be fixed either. When I try to answer my phone with ear buds in, it crashes when I slide to answer.
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when are they going to fix the notification issues with messages?? Ever since beta 2, my messages say I have 12 new messages but there are no new messages. plus, the crashing issues don't seem to be fixed either. When I try to answer my phone with ear buds in, it crashes when I slide to answer.

Sounds like it's a beta or something.

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Even if [the 5.5” iPhone] exists, it doesn’t deserve to.
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Originally posted by Marvin

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Does anyone know or have heard of the photo problem that affects iPhone 5, where the any photo that is taken, is viewed with a black line top and bottom. This should have been fixed before the 5 was even released!!
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