When iOS 7 was first debuted at WWDC in June, it proved hugely divisive, with many potential users – alongside the obligatory Apple naysayers – put off by the pastel-heavy visuals and app icon inconsistency (among other things).
On the plus side, we were told that iOS 7 was very much a work in progress, and Apple continues to beaver away, with iOS 7 beta 4 rolling out to developer types this week. What’s new? Lots of stuff, actually.
Needless to say, iOS 7 beta 4 doesn’t exactly mark a huge departure from the iOS 7 we’re all expecting; it’s not like it’s had a major pastel-binning overhaul, but there are a few changes worth mentioning.
For starters, among lots of other little things, there’s a tweaked UI for photo filters, and a handy new Search bar in Reminders. Users also report improved animations and transparency in homescreen folders, while iPad multitasking now supports unlimited apps (previously limited to 10).
Again, nothing worth wetting your pants over, and the tweaks are unlikely to change opinions on iOS 7, but the tweaks are coming thick and fast.
iOS 7 is expected to drop around the same time as the inevitable iPhone 5S, probably in September. In the meantime, for a full breakdown of those iOS 7 beta 4 tweaks, head over to 9to5mac.