iOS 7 Beta 2
Siri got new voices. Sadly, it seems the new voices previewed during the keynote are only available in the States. The UK Siri voice is exactly the same as it was before. But, if your Stateside, check out Siri, it has a much more natural speech engine. From doing a little digging around, it seems not everyone is getting the new voices.
Voice Memos is back, having done something of a disappearing act in beta 1. ItÃ¢ÂÂs got a snazzy new logo too. iPad support! Yep, Apple has finally released a beta version for iPads.
If you have anything from iPad 2 onwards (including iPad mini), your tablet willMessages now includes contact photos in conversational threads.
Messages now notifies you if a message cannot be delivered.In Messages, if you pull a sent message to the left, exact time stamps for all sent messages are revealed
Game Center Ã¢ÂÂ Much smoother performance. No more blank screens.
Reminders Ã¢ÂÂ Slightly different user interface. Ã¢ÂÂSearchÃ¢ÂÂ box finally placed somewhere near the middle with the alarm clock to the right side of it.
Status bar bugs are also ironed out. Now more icons stuck between transitions when switching orientation or using Bluetooth.
FaceTime has a darker background.
Messages has a couple of other new tweaks: showing nicknames instead of a full name for your contact, and a slightly bigger
Ã¢ÂÂSendÃ¢ÂÂ button as well as a new animation when your message is sent.
Music app Ã¢ÂÂ If you have the app open to show an album song list or a playlist, a nice little animation shows you which of the songs is playing. Red dots.
iPad with iOS 7 shows the ÂÂfly in to the Home Screen animation like the iPhone when you open a Smart Cover.
Theres a new Switch Control feature in the Accessibility settings.
Improved performance on iPhone 4.