Back in mid-December, Apple released the iOS 7.1 Beta 2 to developers with new features, bug fixes and enhancements. It was even rumored last month that Apple began seeding the iOS 7.1 beta 3 to carrier partners for testing, with a rumor that it will hit the normal users in March later this year.
If you’re a registered developer, you be glad to find out that Apple is seeding iOS 7.1 Beta 3 to developers for testing purposes. The update has a build number of 11d5127c, and is available via over-the-air and through Apple’s developers portal.
iOS 7.1 Beta 3 comes with several new features and improvements, including new dialer UI and round buttons for calls, new UI when turning off the device, ability to turn off/on parallex, and more.
The beta is available for a bunch of iOS devices, including iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2, iPad (third and fourth generations), iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display.
Notes and Known Issues
The following issues relate to using iOS SDK 7.1 beta 3 to develop code.
32-bit apps running on a 64-bit device cannot attach to BTServer.
A compatibility behavior has been added to address an issue where some web servers would send the wrong Content-Length value for “Content-Encoding: gzip” content. Previously, NSURLConnection and NSURLSession would send a “network connection was lost” / NSURLErrorNetworkConnectionLost (-1005) error in this situation.
The compatibility behavior applies only if the Content-Length value exactly matches the expanded gzip’d content. It won’t apply for “off by 1” or similar miscounting.
Fixed in iOS 7.1 beta 3
Creating a new iCloud account during setup assistant, should no longer give you an error when you enable iCloud Keychain.
Messages sometimes indicates iMessage send failure immediately after sending.
Workaround:Tap the error icon to re-send the message.
Fixed in iOS 7.1 beta 3
Audiobooks now play as expected.
A property, minimal-ui, has been added for the viewport meta tag key that allows minimizing the top and bottom bars on the iPhone as the page loads. While on a page using minimal-ui, tapping the top bar brings the bars back. Tapping back in the content dismisses them again.
For example, use <meta name=”viewport” content=”width=1024, minimal-ui”>.
- If a UITextField or a UILabel that is baseline aligned with constraints has attributes that change after the constraints have been added, the layout may be incorrect. The exception to this is -setFont: on UILabel, which should work as expected.Workaround: Avoid making changes in UITextField or UILabel after adding baseline-alignment constraints. If you must make changes, you should remove the constraints and then reapply them afterward. Note that this is a performance hit, so don’t do it unless it is necessary.
- The backIndicatorTransitionMask from a storyboard or a xib will not be interpreted correctly at runtime.Workaround: Set the backIndicatorTransitionMask in code.
If you’re a registered developer, head over to the developers portal to download the latest beta or use the OTA. If you’re a registered developers and updated to iOS 7.1 Beta 3, share with us if you can find any improvement or new features compared to previous versions.