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What’s new in the third iOS 5 beta

Unbelievable. It’s only been a few hours since the third iOS 5 beta came out and there are already developers who have found new features in this version. Don’t they ever rest? An article listing some of these new features has been published in Cult of Mac. For those of you who are not fluent in Shakespeare’s language, here is a small translation:

  • Many people who have tried this beta say that it is faster and with fewer errors than the previous beta.
  • New ringtones for the iPhone, although not functional at the moment, called Tweet and Sherwood Forrest.
  • Apparently, an error has appeared that prevents changing the ringtone, even using the old ones. Only the default ringtone sounds.
  • Fixed a bug in AirPlay mirroring where the Apple TV screen saver could cause performance to drop.
  • Fixed a bug where the Reminders application would not send reminders when entering or leaving a location if that event was not associated with a date.
  • Improved camera.app on iPhone 4, making it open much faster.
  • A new icon has been added to Reminders.app.
  • New Location Services screen at startup that more clearly describes the configuration of this service at first startup: “The Location Service uses the GPS chip in addition to a multitude of WI-FI sources and cell towers to determine its location”.
  • Apparently, the iPhone 3GS now starts with an animated logo.
  • It also seems that the text tones can be configured to be customised.
  • iTunes Sync seems much more reliable with iOS 5 beta 3 and iTunes 10.5 beta 3.
  • The software update shows the version we have installed on our iDevice.
  • We can finally turn voice roaming on and off.
  • We can also delete Cookies and data in Safari by adding an Advanced menu.
  • The Music.app has a button called Store to buy directly from the iTunes Store.
  • Apparently there is a new management panel on the iPad with which you can create touch shortcuts. It’s located under General SettingsAccessibilityAssistive touch. Here’s an image courtesy of @Rodrynet_en:
  • These are some of the features that have been found, so far, in iOS 5 beta 3. In Cult of Mac they say they will continue to update as they find new features.

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