iOS 7 Beta 2 Download Available, iPad now supported

Apple’s iOS 7 Beta 2 download links are now live and ready for testing for all registered Apple developers out there!

Following the first beta release of the much anticipated iOS 7 earlier this month, Apple has just started seeding today the beta 2 version of their latest iOS to developers, this time with full support for both iPad and iPad Mini.

Now, iPad developers can start installing the iOS 7 beta software on their iPad and test out their applications for compatibility in their future releases.

ios 7 homescreen

More interestingly to notes are the changes made on this 2nd beta version. Aside from a bunch of bug fixes of performance improvements (which Apple chooses not to publicly disclose), here are some of the noticeable changes as compared to the iOS 7 beta 1 release:

New voice gender option for Siri

Apple’s virtual voice assistant – now available in both Male and Female voices

siri voice gender

Contact Photos & Timestamp

When exchanging message via iMessage app, you can now see a small photo circle of your contact plus a timestamp on when you received the message. Not so promising but very helpful.

ios 7 imessage changes

Built-in Voice Memo application

The built-in Voice memo app was returned which was non-visible during previous versions.

ios 7 voice memo

iOS 7 Built-In Voice Memo App

Supports both iPad and iPad Mini

iOS 7 Beta supports iPhone, iPod Touch, and now iPad & iPad Mini too.

iOS 7 Beta 2 iPad Support

iOS 7 on iPad

iOS 7 on iPad

With this latest release, it is important to note that these prerelease softwares “should only be deployed on devices dedicated for iOS 7 beta software development” as Apple officially stated. For everyone who doesn’t have an legitimate Apple developer account (just like me), I would highly recommend to just wait for the final version which will be released this fall (sometime in September).

The iOS 7 Beta 2 download links are now available via Over-the-Air (OTA) software update (for existing beta 1 users) or via Apple Dev Center.

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