Apple on Monday seeded the third beta of iOS 7 to developers for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update comes exactly two weeks following the release of iOS 7 beta 2, and one month after the first beta was announced at WWDC 2013. iFans has rounded up all notable changes to the pre-release software ahead.
- Larger status bar on lock screen
- A more legible weight for the Helvetica typeface used systemwide
- Minor tweaks to Notification Center user interface, including lighter translucency
- Folders are more transparent
- “Now Playing” now displays properly in the Music app
- Tweaked music controls in Music app
- The clock is display when playing music from the lock screen
- The clock icon in Control Center has again been redesigned
- Tweaked search bar in Mail app
- The days you have events are now displayed in Calendar app
- A lot of transparency has been removed from the iPhone 4 build, notably in Siri
- Very subtle shadowing added to app icon labels
More changes outlined ahead.
- New app updating animation
- Loading blue bar on Safari is thicker, more noticeable (Thanks, OneFan!)
- Artist in music app show the artist instead of one of the albums. (Thanks, OneFan!)
- When exiting the camera. The image in the camera is blurred out before it closes. (Thanks, OneFan!)
- Silent mode toggle added to Control Center on iPad
- New animation when dragging down Spotlight
- Yellow highlighting user interface in Notes
- Siri performance improvements
- Minor UI tweaks to Game Center, iTunes Radio, Calculator and other apps
- The wallpaper chooser in Settings no longer displays an iOS 6 lock screen
Changes on iPad (Thanks, Cam!)
- The parallax effect is more sensitive, and looks better.
- The labels under icons/folders have a slight shadow to them.
- The color of the Notification Center corresponds to your wallpaper’s color.
- The search bar in the Email app is redesigned.
- Swiping roughly up/down on the screen will create a stretchy/rubberband effect for the Control Center, and a more pronounced bouncing effect for the Notification Center.
- The bottom of the Notification Center has a thin line separating it from the “grabber”.
- The bottom bar in the Wallpaper selection screen has proper colors instead of grey-on-grey.
- The bottom bar in the App Store is now back to its former size, complete with icons.
Sources: iFans and 9to5Mac