iOS 7 beta 3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch seeded to developers

Two weeks following the release of iOS 7 beta 2 to developers, Apple has seeded a third beta to developers for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update is available via the Software Update function in the iOS 7 Settings application. It will be available soon to download from the iOS Developer Portal.

iOS 7 beta 2 brought several enhancements including new Voice Memos and Nike+ apps, improving messaging functionality, more realistic Siri Voice, tweaks to the FaceTime, Reminders, Music apps,new accessibility features, and various user-interface tweaks across the system. We previously detailed past changes to major iOS versions during the developer beta phase.

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This third beta likely includes performance and bug fixes.

What’s new in iOS 7 beta 3

As we continue to dig through the new information in iOS 7 beta 3, we’ll be listing any major changes we find below:

  • Faster and more stable than previous releases
  • Minor font and transparency changes in Notification Center
  • Minor UI changes in Music app
  • New font in Weather app
  • Larger status bar items on Lock screen
  • Calendar app now shows dots for scheduled events on monthly view
  • New search bar and pull-to-refresh animation in Mail app
  • Folders now appear more transparent
  • New icon animations when downloading an app
  • New font in Settings app
  • New font and font color in Messages app
  • New animation when accessing Spotlight search
  • Minor UI tweaks in Safari search
  • You can now use apps while they’re updating
  • Lock screen now shows clock while playing a song
  • New animation when compressing video to be shared
  • .com key in Safari’s unibar keyboard is finally gone
  • New Top Charts icon in the App Store
  • Boot up no longer shows spinning wheel
  • Brightness and Wallpaper page have been updated with iOS 7 UI
  • Now Playing track now displayed fully in Music app
  • You can now pinch-to-zoom in Music app while in landscape mode
  • New stations added to iTunes Radio
  • Tap on album cover in Music app to rate a song
  • Messages app now open to conversation list instead of opening to unread message
  • Send progress bar now wider in Messages
  • Dictionary now works
  • New Wi-Fi diagnostic mode
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