Apple’s mobile platform gets its first significant visual overhaul ever in iOS 7, and now the first beta version of the updated software is available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch lines of mobile devices. As has been the case in previous years, iOS 7 is currently available as a beta only for developers — well, developers and the thousands of non-developer Apple fans who pay $99 per year for early access to Apple’s mobile software — and it can be downloaded through Apple’s developer portal. The new iOS 7 software is compatible only with the last few models of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, though the iPad builds aren’t available yet, and this will be the first of many betas to be released in the coming months leading up to iOS 7’s public release this fall. A link to Apple’s iOS 7 beta download page can be found in the source section below.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.