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The 237 MB software update is now available for the Apple iOS 7. Labeled the Beta 2, the OS update aimed at iPad and iPad Mini is packed with minor tweaks to most Tablet apps and features. Here are the top 5 changes:
1. Siri has Male voice
Yes, Siri now comes with an option to choose male/female voice from the settings. Don’t know if it actually serves some technical purpose except satisfying the long standing demand for changing the voice search engines personality away from its feminine origins.
2. AirDrop file transfer
The Peer to Peer file transfer feature is now available on iOS7 for iPad and iPad Mini as well. Users will be able to transfer even huge files faster with this P2P app.
3. Add media to shared Photo stream
Photo streams can now be populated with Videos and Pics and there’s a notification to let make you aware of that.
4. Avatars in Group iMessage Chats
The group chats in iMessenger will now feature Avatars on the left hand side featuring stored images of the users involved.
5. Newer Locked screen Music controls
That Apple devices are famous for their performance for Music is well known. iOS 7 has brought changes to the Locked screen music controls to make it even simpler to jog through your playlist.
– Apart from this, there are changes to almost all major features including a revamped look to the Bookmarks/shared links feature. The Newsstand holds a newer look. The media player controls too look slicker. The Camera Pano mode has been given a new UI and even the unique facetime app sports a newer UI.
*However, it must be mentioned about the inclusion of the Find my iPhone icon in the settings enables users to directly know about their phone without too much hassle.And yes, the locked screen also sports control features for the Camera.
*Note: The upgrade once installed cannot be reversed to earlier versions.
The Update will be available to existing Apple users of the iPad and iPad Mini, since it changes specially designed for the larger screens of the tablets. Here a few other screenshots of the Beta 2 for iOS 7.
So coming in end June, they sure will add some spice to the much anticipated iPhone 5 launch later this year. In the meanwhile, it will do to assuage the demands of the Apple fans who were looking for some changes to their Tablet interfaces, especially, in the face of stiffer competition from emerging Android Apps and development updates (Key Lime Pie version).
Lets hope the Beta version of the iOS 7 update launched last month for iPhones and now this bring some respite to Apple that has been under fire in recent weeks thanks to the bad publicity generated around its Tax avoidance allegations.
The iPad mini is out and Apple’s elite were there to launch it. At a media event held in California, USA, Apple gave the world the first view of the much anticipated 7.9 inch iPad mini. Also, at the same event CEO, Tim Cook revealed a new 13 inch MacBook Pro, that is said to revolutionize the world of Laptops.
The iPad 2 had a 1GHz dual core processor named A5 and 512MB RAM. The iPad 3 went with an even faster processor and larger RAM, each at 1.2 GHz and 1GB respectively, the processor named as A5X. But these figures are just figures and the true utilization of resources lies in the heart of iPad’s iOS. All the iPads are smooth to operate and only the first generation of iPad felt sluggish while using, the other two have no noticeable lag to the everyday user. It is a complete end-to-end device with almost no hassles from internet surfing to playing hardcore games, everything feels buttery smooth to execute.
True to their claims, every iPad has proved its mettle in terms of longevity and survive the day. Heck, it even goes a mile ahead and homes a peace in your mind that you still have that little battery left to shoot an important mail. iPad, iPad 2 and the iPad 3 all have exceptional battery life which outlast even Apple’s claims of lasting upto 10 hours. The iPad 2 and iPad 3 both survive for 10 hours 30 minutes before they need to be docked to the wall socket. The life can be increased even more with the Wi-Fi turned off. That’s the beauty of integration of hardware and software. The software knows what and when to use and how to bring out the maximum of the available resources.
All the iPads are still the benchmarks of industrial design language they have created for the other players of the tablet business. Nobody even reaches close to the design philosophy that Apple gives to their products, and iPad is another truth added to their collars. Though iPad was a revolutionary product, it was bulky none the less. Apple learnt the lesson as they themselves claimed and tried to better the device in terms of usability being lighter than before.
They achieved this with iPad 2, which was even thinner than their own iPhone 4 (0.34-inches compared to 0.37-inches). Although the iPad 3 is a little thicker and tiny bit heavier than iPad 2, it was done in order to make space for a bigger battery to keep their promise of 10 hours of battery life for us. Still, the design cues don’t miss the premium feel and feels amazingly sleek to hold, even with one hand.