An iOS 7.1 beta has been released by Apple, with the pre-release software issued to developers with a range of speed and design improvements in tow.
Available for a range of development unlocked iPad and iPhone devices, the second iOS 7.1 beta has been rolled out to developers as an over-the-air update to bring a number of speed enhancements to their applications and services.
While iOS 7, which launched alongside the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, marked a dramatic step away from the company’s previous mobile operating systems, the new iOS 7.1 beta offers only minor improvements over the existing software.
Among the new iOS 7.1 features, Touch ID and Passcode settings have been made more prominent and animations have been made faster than past iterations.
Elsewhere, the Control Centre has added a new bounce animation and an additional wallpaper has been added for iPad Air users.
While there is currently no word on when an iOS 7.1 update will be made available to general iPhone and iPad owners, Apple has warned developers updating to the latest beta than earlier versions of the OS can not be restored once updated.
“This is a pre-release version of iOS 7.1 beta 2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch,” Apple’s software listing reads. It adds: “Devices updated to iOS 7.1 beta 2 can not be restored to earlier versions of iOS.”
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