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Apple iOS 7 second Beta launched, brings iPad support

Apple has delivered the first taste of how the new-look iOS will look on its larger mobile devices by seeding the second beta of iOS 7 to developers.

Two weeks after the initial beta became available to the privileged few, Apple has added iPad support with the new update.

Previously iOS 7 was only available to download for iPhone and iPod touch.

According to 9to5Mac’s hands-on with iOS 7 on iPad, the new UI actually suits the larger screen as well, if not better than it does Apple’s 4-inch devices.

However, the blog said differences are few and far between, with many of the apps like Notification Center, Siri and Control Center feeling “less iPad optimised” and more like “blown up versions of the iPhone app.”

There are a some nuances though. The Music app is different for iPhone and iPad (as it was in iOS 6), while there’s a new version of the iPad-specific Photo Booth app with the new flatter interface.

However, it’s important to remember that this is the tablet’s first experience of iOS 7 and there will be many more beta builds before the final version of the software is released later this year.

It’s entirely possible that things will change considerably between now and then and bring more optimised apps to suit the slate.

Check out 9to5Mac’s video below and check out the blog’s screenshot tour in the source link.


Aside from iPad optimisation there’s little other improvements or new features to speak of aside from the usual bug fixes.

Via 9to5 Mac