Interactive iOS 7 demo lets you play with the update without a dev account

By , Jun 18, 2013

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Since Apple unveiled its next generation mobile operating system, iOS 7, it seems like that’s all anyone can talk about. Some folks love it, and think it’s a step in the right direction. And others dislike it so much that they’re considering switching to Android.

For those of you who haven’t tried it yet, and are feeling left out of the conversation, we’ve come across something that may help. The folks over at Recumbo have put together an interactive demo of iOS 7 that lets you play with the software update without a dev account…

First spotted by 9to5Mac, Recumbo’s interactive iOS 7 demo is quite impressive. These are the same guys who came up with that interactive iOS 7 concept we saw a week before WWDC, and this one is just as good. Just click the iPhone’s Power button to start.

As before, practically everything you see in the demo is clickable. You can launch any app you see on the Home screen, and once opened, each app provides various degrees of usability. For example, you can actually enter text into the Messages app and press ‘Send.’

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All of the new iOS 7 features are here as well. Clicking on the status bar rolls down the redesigned Notification Center, and clicking the bottom of the screen brings up the new Control Center. And Spotlight search? It’s here too, just click and drag up on the Home screen.

Sure, for the most part these are just a bunch of screen shots strung together. But nevertheless, this is probably the closest you’re going to come to using iOS 7—outside of our in-depth coverage, obviously—without actually installing the beta software on one of your devices.

To try it out, click here on your desktop or mobile device.

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  • Indian Food

    You think I can walk 5 miles and back before this thing loads?

    • felixtaf

      Good for health ;-)

    • Om

      What’s with the name? No offence. ;)

      • Indian Food

        I’m not even Indian, haha, – it was just the first thing that popped into my mind when creating a name.

    • Ian

      Go for it!

  • Mike

    I’d like to see a bitesms esque capability

    • felixtaf

      You can see only if this damn thing loads… loading for 10 mins now…

  • Patrick

    25 minutes in, it still say’s loading

  • AF

    I think it will be better to get development account rater than waiting all this time Jeff!

  • http://www.photosbyrikki.com Photos By Rikki

    Well it’s cracked! GONE! *poof*

  • Ian

    The server is acting up. if you just go to its main website, just recombu, you’ll find that’s down/slow too.

  • http://www.idevizes.com/ Maarten van Oostveen

    Think there is too much traffic this moment to experience it right now…

  • http://hbang.ws/ Adam D

    That was terrible.

  • CIto

    Not anymore. Apple disallowed the demo…

  • iapplestuffs

    hey guys !! If you want to use IOS 7 beta now *or* IF ur stuck in the activation screen then, register your UDID to get activated in ios 7 legitimately !

    I am registering UDID to Apple Developer account for $15USD each device for IOS 7 BETA. Once your UDID is registered then you can update to ios 7 beta without any problem and your iphone will be activated. You will enjoy full features of IOS 7 beta.If your interested then inbox me or you can Email me too (iapplestuffs@gmail.com). Thanks.

  • iapplestuffs

    ..hey guys !! If you want to use IOS 7 beta now *or* IF ur stuck in the activation screen then, register your UDID to get activated in ios 7 legitimately !

    I am registering UDID to Apple Developer account for $15USD each device for IOS 7 BETA. Once your UDID is registered then you can update to ios 7 beta without any problem and your iphone will be activated. You will enjoy full features of IOS 7 beta.If your interested then inbox me or you can Email me too (iapplestuffs@gmail.com). Thanks.