What’s new in iOS 7 beta 3

ios 7 beta 3 safari tabs

iOS 7 beta 3 was released today for users testing it for development purposes.

It introduces a wealth of tweaks and updates that vastly improve the feel and stability of the system. We’ve listed the most important changes below, and included screenshots where necessary.


- The main font used for the system has been changed from Helvetica Neue Light to Helvetica Neue Regular for easier reading:

ios 7 font changes


- Folders are more transparent than before:

ios 7 transparent folders


- The translucent background behind folders are lighter:

ios 7 folder


- The loading bar is thicker in Safari:

ios 7 thicker safari loading bar


- The Calendar app now shows which days have events:

ios 7 calendar dots


- Toggle switches now have a subtle bounce animation:

ios 7 toggle switch


- A brand new animation is included when apps are installing:

ios 7 app installation animation


- New icons in the Music and App Store apps:

ios 7 app store icons


- The Phone and Contact apps now displays icon for calling and texting, instead of showing text buttons:

ios 7 facetime icons


- The buy button in the App Store now has a blue border around it:

ios 7 beta 3 app store button


- Colour enhancements in the Notes app:

ios 7 note highlighted


- The page tab view in Safari has been altered with a steeper angle:

ios 7 beta 3 safari tabs



- The button animation in the Calculator app has been changed to make it more subtle:

ios 7 calculator button


- The Dictionary feature now works:

ios 7 dictionary


- The Brightness slider has new icons:

ios 7 beta 3 slider control

- Pull-to-refresh animation in Mail has been altered:

ios 7 mail refresh animation


- Search bar in Mail has been changed:

ios 7 mail search


- The parallax background moves more realistically and with smoother scrolling.
- Speed improvements, particularly on the iPad mini.
- More translucency effects on the iPhone 4S.

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