Apple releases iOS 7 beta 5 to devs
Good news, iOS developers! Apple has just provided the dev community with the iOS 7 beta 5 version. As expected, the update features some bug fixes and improvements. If you are a developer you can download your version via the Software Update or the iOS Dev Center online. Certainly you need a developer's test device to run it.
So, what are the changes? For starters, Apple managed to solve a very important problem which annoyed a lot of iDevice users. To be more exact, it fixed the problems which prohibited the launching of certain applications in the beta version. Apps like Skype or Plants vs Zombies 2 can now be run without any problems in the iOS 7 beta 5, without the user modifying any of the existing settings.
Some changes were spotted in the Settings applications as well. Now features such as Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Cellular get colorful fun notification, to make sure users will be aware of them. The dedicated Control center Settings page now allows disabling access right from the lock screen or while in-app.
The iOS 7 is still being worked on, so another beta version might surface soon, because there are still problems that need to be addressed, before the official version comes out. For example, users might find themselves in a sort of a “freeze mode” where they can’t do anything. Apple advises the owner to reset the device, until a cure is found. Keep an eye out.