2 years, 4 months ago


Apple has just today released the latest beta for iOS 7, available to download on the developer website or via an OTA upgrade. The update brings some UI enhancements and bug fixes, but some even more interesting files were found buried in the release that strongly suggest that the rumored fingerprint scanner on the iPhone will soon become a reality.



The discovery comes in the form of a bundle with the name ‘BiometricKitUI’, which describes some of the interface info for what is expected to be the fingerprint scanning interface. Tutorial strings were also discovered, that show how the fingerprint recognition is expected to work. Judging by the info, the scanner will likely be embedded in the home button. While there is not any super conclusive info, this discovery strongly suggests that we will be seeing some biometric capabilities in the next iPhone.

In addition to this leak, iDB has put together a running list of changes to the new beta, as follows:

  • Lock screen UI tweaked, no longer has confusing up arrow

  • Call button in phone app, Answer/Decline buttons refreshed

  • Animations are noticeably faster

  • Minor changes to Spotlight UI

  • New ‘Completed Uploads’ option in Notification Center

  • In Messages, it now only shows the first letter of the last name of the person you’re chatting with

  • HDR On/Off button relocated in Camera app

  • You can now swipe between Today-All-Missed views in Notification Center

  • New AirPlay icons

  • Shuffle All Songs option is back in Music app

  • New search bar in Reminders app

  • Improved navigation in Settings app

  • Apple now asks if you want to “Help Improve Maps” when you first launch Maps app

  • New “Improve Maps” opt-in program in Privacy section of Settings

  • Tweaked Maps.app icons

  • Saved Passwords for Safari now ask you want to setup an on-device password

  • Pin in Maps app now shows estimated driving time to location

  • New ‘Dial Assist’ feature in Phone app

  • Filters now available in Camera app for iPhone 4S

  • New Q&A section in Siri’s info sheet

  • New iPad resolution toggle when running iPhone apps

  • Minor changes to Newsstand UI

  • Minor UI tweaks to system keyboard

  • Redesigned Bookmarks, Reading List and Shared Links icons in Safari app

  • New ‘Play Explicit Tracks’ option in iTunes Radio

  • New ‘Siri has a new voice’ notification

  • You can now choose a Sound and Vibration Pattern for AirDrop alerts

  • New Frequent Locations options in Settings > Privacy > System Services > Frequent Locations

  • New Control Center grabber and UI when swiping up while watching a video


  • Nordax

    How can i get acess to this?!?

    i tried searching for the beta 3 for hours and when i finally found it i couldn’t install it because it said there was something wrong with the firmware!

    can anyone help?

    • fff

      as of the new Beta, you have to be a devoloper. you can no longer download the ios7.0b and upgrade that way

      • Pastito Volador

        You can, if you have the old beta you can get the new one as any other developer would, from the ipod… it works for me!

  • JP

    Can’t update… Says “unable to check for update”

    • Alex Blaha

      Just keep retrying until it works.

  • Stefan Oprisan

    im downloading as we speak…from the iphone, not Itunes

  • Luca Kassab

    You can put folders in folders by double clicking home button then immediately after hold the icon(folder, or not) until multitask shows up go back to springboard and then you are in jiggle mode, go the the folder you want to place your icon and press home button (really works)

    • Brad Barlow

      thanks for the info (it does work)

  • rapboi

    So….DO ANYBODY KNoW airdrop will come 4S ?

    • mohand

      No, AirDrop is available on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires an iCloud account.

    • Alex Blaha

      Stupidly.. no.

  • renegade

    skype still dont work, iphone 5

  • Sean McGarry

    So I have an issue. I have the beta 4 but I can’t for the life of me get the weather summary thing in my notification center?!? How do I access this?

  • Impairscuhh

    They really should improve the privacy, being able to lock any app you want & the font options. These are the main why I jail broke my phone because it did not have these features.

  • Ukimsis

    Soooooo, i updated,,, now iphone wont turn on,,DFU wont work,,, now have a bricked iphone by apple

    • Marco

      used redsn0w it helps getting out of bricked iphones with out needing to jailbreak or anything and go back to any version of iOS u want by downloading it try to learn how to by google searching

      • Ukimsis

        Tnx,,, got back to 6.3.1 software,, but now cant install beta1,, keep getting error,,, cant restore from back up,,, software is older than backed up software,,,, zzzzzzzzzzzzz interesting moments

  • Ukimsis

    Important part of prior message,,,,HELP ME SOMEBODY PLEASE!!!!!!!!

  • Gustavo Rojas

    I need help restoring my iPhone 5 to iOS 5.1.2 I’m on 6.0.1 but gives me error when I update or restore help?

    • Gregorzz

      You can’t. Period..

  • Gustavo Rojas

    I need help restoring my iPhone 5 to iOS 6.1.2 I’m on 6.0.1 but gives me error when I update or restore help?