Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, Apple offered developers a sneak peek at something they seem truly grateful for, based on Twitter comments: the beta version of iOS 7.1.
Though most of the changes were relatively minor, they included an option to upload 'burst mode photos' to Photo Stream for iPhone 5s users. Also, toggling 'bold text' no longer requires restarting your device as it has up to iOS 7.0.4 (this can be found in the text size menu in addition to the general accessibility menu). Notification Center too now features a new dialog when cleared and a tweaked button for clearing items, and a new 'auto HDR mode' appears in the beta.
Even if it doesn't have the splash of the iOS 7 launch, a few developers wondered aloud online whether the tweaks would have much of an impact on apps.
Anyone excited? >> Changes In iOS 7.1 Beta You'll Actually Notice http://t.co/2Tc2Guq7MZ— Matt McKee (@mattmckee) November 19, 2013
The answer, in many cases, was yes.
Lots of nice fixes. The time indicator in the notification centre's calendar view and the Bluetooth fix in... http://t.co/yxxjlHcVPb— Andrew Macdonald (@AndrewAlexMac) November 19, 2013
What stood out for many was a new toggle for 'dark keyboard' in the accessibility settings.
Finally. I hate how everything in iOS7 is white.. I wanna make the trimmings black, Keyboard included. http://t.co/7vXu6EhbW5— Dakota Rosenfelt (@kingmikehunt) November 19, 2013
Not everyone agreed, of course.
The dark keyboard is an "accessibility" option? Can color, button borders, & iOS 6 icons be "accessibility" options? http://t.co/w60FbVVMJI— Mike Beasley (@MikeBeas) November 18, 2013