by Joe White
June 14, 2013
Registered developers considering installing iOS 7 beta 1 may be concerned that the prerelease software will slow down one's iPhone or iPod touch. However, though installing Apple's developer-only software on a primary iDevice is indeed ill-advised, potential iOS 7 users will nevertheless be pleased to hear that the company's first beta doesn't run at a snail's pace. In fact, certain iOS apps appear to launch quicker on iOS 7 beta 1 than they do under Apple's more stable iOS 6.1.4. The two operating systems are put to the test in a recent YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiU6p8ZOFm0&feature=player_embedded
If you can't see the above video, please click this link.Of course, as iOS 7 progresses over the course of the next few months (during which we'll see countless beta updates launch), it's likely that the operating system's performance will improve further. We'll be sure to keep you posted on this front. In the meantime, for some of our must-read iOS 7 related news, see: Macintosh Graphic Designer Susan Kare Approves Of Divisive iOS 7 Icon Design, Apps In iOS 7 Want To Make Sure It's Okay To Access ... Your Microphone?, and In iOS 7, iTunes Gift Cards Can Be Redeemed With An iPhone's Camera.