What’s new in iOS 7 beta 3, hint: a lot of circles

beta3iOS 7.1 beta 3 has dropped, and there are many changes. As you can guess from the title, there are a lot of circles in this beta of iOS 7.1. In the phone, in FaceTime, turning off the phone, etc. Circles, circles, circles. Obviously, the iOS interface is far from complete is what is shown through these betas, because Apple is constantly changing stuff up. Below is a list of things noticed to be different in the third beta, released today:

– Changes to Shift/Back highlights on the keyboard
– Keyboard text is slightly bolder
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– Circular “Slide to Power Off” UI
– Circles throughout the Phone UI
— Phone UI has circular End button
— Slide to Answer is now a circle
— When phone is unlocked, “Answer” and “Decline” for phone calls are both circular
— FaceTime buttons are all circles

Courtesy 9to5Mac and iDB

Courtesy 9to5Mac and iDB

– Messages, Phone, and FaceTime all have subdued colors, no longer as vibrant
– Repeat/Shuffle are more colored in when turned on in Music
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– New “Reduce White Point” in Accessibility inside “Increase Contract” section
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– Safari address bar now reads “Search web or enter site name”
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– Tweaked Camera filter layout
– Ability to select “Motion: Off” or On to turn off wallpaper parallax without effecting other animations
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So as you can see, tweaks and changes galore in this update. It is fun to watch it progress, and this is one of the biggest UI changing updates we’ve seen since iOS 7 was originally released.

What do you think? Do you like the changes? Or do you like it how it is? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.


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  • kellykba

    TiP_Cam re: iOS 7 beta 3 — looks aren’t everything, I NEED them to fix it so it remembers the playback position on my podcasts. Annoying!

  • KindaWantAnIDevicec

    I dont like the circle design, seems like they are becoming more android-esque

  • DavidJacobs

    I was hoping there would be an fix for Touch ID so it will recognise my fingerprints for more than just a day!!

    Beginning to think it must be a hardware problem,although the Genius Bar at my local Apple Store said it isn’t,but they didn’t say it was software either !!

  • maw5690

    I’m not really a fan of all the circles, its a bit redundant with android designs. As well, I’m not a fan of the end call button being reduced to just a circle. There were some things with IOS 6 that were so fluid in comparison to the IOS 7 integration.

    i guess thats just me. There are more issues that need to be address on a software level rather than a cosmetic.

  • somair1984

    Love those changes.. Apple plz bring some themes options and more dynamic walls…
    these changes is cool though.

  • I agree.

  • Sanket

    Nice changes still need following:
    1. Attachment: while replying mail and cant attach documents
    2. Individual applock not available

  • LBaxter

    The tweaks to the colors and animations alone make me want this now!