Apple releases iOS 7.1 beta 5, focusing on shift and caps lock

Macworld Australia Staff
5 February, 2014
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A range of new Siri voices isn’t the only update in the latest beta for iOS 7.1. The fifth beta to be released to registered developers comes two weeks after the previous one and has a build number of 11D5145e. It can be accessed both via Apple’s developer centre website and also as an over-the-air update.

The first four betas of iOS 7.1 introduced a number of new features, including revamped colour on the Phone, FaceTime and Message app icons, new animation for ‘slide to unlock’, new looks for both the Phone dialler and the shutdown screen, greater prominence of Touch ID and Passcode, and ‘Button Shapes’ in Accessibility.

Beta 5′s big sell, other than the Siri voices, is a redesigned shift and the caps lock key on the keyboard.



Shift enabled to the left, shift disabled in middle, caps lock enabled to the right (Image: MacRumors)


MacRumors notes that a couple of Wallpaper options have also been tweaked and that the button used to disable parallax has changed its name from ‘Motion’ to ‘Perspective Zoom’.

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