Check Out What’s New in iOS 7.1 beta 5

Featured191Apple released the fifth beta of iOS 7.1 to developers, which included bug fixes, a minor updates to the operating system and new Siri voices. Jump over the break to check out whats new in iOS 7.1 beta 5…

Keyboard: In iOS 7.1 beta 3, Apple introduced a new design for the shift key, which was unpopular with many beta testers as it made it unclear when shift and caps lock were activated. With iOS 7.1 beta 5, Apple has tweaked the keys once again to make it clearer when shift and caps lock are enabled.

Shift enabled to the left, shift disabled in middle, caps lock enabled to the right

Shift enabled to the left, shift disabled in middle, caps lock enabled to the right

Wallpaper: Apple has been tweaking the way wallpaper is handled throughout the iOS 7.1 beta testing period. Beta 3 introduced a “Motion” option to turn off parallax for wallpapers and renamed the function to “Perspective Zoom” in beta 5.

iTunes Radio: iTunes Radio has gained a new “Buy Album” button which accompanies the option to buy an individual song that is playing.

itunesradioSiri: Siri has gained new natural sounding voices for English (Australia), English (United Kingdom), Japanese, and Chinese (Mandarin – China). Listen to the new voice here

Calendar: iOS 7.1 beta 2 introduced a new event list view within the Calendar app. In beta 5, the toggle for the list view has been made bolder and easier to see.

calendarAirDrop: AirDrop appears to be experiencing some issues in iOS 7.1 beta 5.


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