iOS 5 Beta 3 Rolled Out to Developers – New Gestures Added

Apple has rolled out a new version of iOS 5 to developers. The latest version is beta 3 which brings iOS 5 a step closer to being launched as a final product. The new version brings a number of new features such as more in-depth gestures for accessibility purposes.

The new gestures feature is an expansion of what we have seen before on the beta 1 and beta 2 of iOS 5. It is called AssistiveTouch and utilises a control panel that can be accessed in one of the corners of the screen. It’s main use is for accessibility, but can also come in handy for those wanting to access various functions on the device without touching hardware buttons. 9to5Mac created a demonstration video of how the functions work.

Other changes include fixes to various bugs such as those found in CalDav, Keyboard bugs and various other quirks found in the OS.

To download iOS 5 Beta 3 you need to be in the developer program and register your device with Apple with that developer profile.

As for the release date, we hear it will be coming in the fall of this year. Expect another 2 or 3 beta versions to launch and after that, it should go final and launch publicly.

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