Apple on Monday seeded iOS 7 beta 2 to developers, two weeks following the initial release of the pre-release software for iPhone and iPod touch. The update is available via Software Update as an OTA (over-the-air) update, or as a direct download from the iOS Developer Center.
It is still being determined exactly what iOS 7 beta 2 addresses, but minor visual tweaks, bug fixes, and enhancements to both battery life and overall performance could be in store. It is said that the transformation of iOS 7 throughout the beta testing period will be focused more design than functionality.
It took 14 days since the first iOS 7 beta was pushed to developers for the second beta, which is fairly average when stacked up to previous iOS beta releases. Well-known Apple pundit Mark Gurman recently tweeted the time it took between the first and second betas of previous iOS versions, which varies between 12 to 18 days.
iOS 7 is the most significant overhaul to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch software since the platform was unveiled six years ago. BGR has heard from multiple app developers that iOS 7 usage is already surpassing that of iOS 5, and speculates that this could equate to hundreds of thousands or even millions of devices running the beta software.
Download links are available ahead for all iOS 7 compatible devices. (more…)