Video claims to show off iOS 7 running on iPad

By , Jun 18, 2013

iOS 7 running on iPads (Apple web site teaser 001)

A video is making rounds on the web claiming to depict iOS 7 running on an iPad. iDB was recently tipped of its existence and although we couldn’t verify its authenticity, we’ve decided to post it for the sake of discussion. The clip runs one minute and 32 seconds long and looks genuine, showcasing what running the iOS 7 user interface and stock apps on a bigger canvas looks like (at least in the early stage of development).

We’re unsure whether YouTube user Rozetked who posted video evidence has managed to hack iOS 7 to run on the device or if he got hold of an actual iPad build of the software. We’ll let you be the judge, the clip is right after the break…

Check it out on YouTube or embedded right below and chime in with your observations down in the comments.

I’m not sure what to make of it – these things are usually easily doctored.

I’m not a pro video editor, but there don’t seem to be any noticeable editing artifacts. The Control Center conspicuously lacks the flashlight toggle, for example.

The user interface appears to match with up both the iOS 7 iPad home screen on Apple’s web site and screenshots created from the iPad emulator running in Xcode.

At any rate, I wouldn’t hold my hopes up too high. If the clip is legitimate, keep in mind this supposed iOS 7 build will undergo several major revisions before it’s ready for prime time come this Fall.

There’s a good reason why Apple hasn’t provided its registered developers with a pre-release build of iOS 7 for iPad. Obviously the company wasn’t confident that the software is good enough to warrant even the beta label.

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  • Danuel Carr

    Isn’t there an all new boot screen in IOS 7. Why would that not be in the iPad release? I say this is fake.

    • CPVideoMaker101

      When a crash happens on iOS 7, it shows the old apple logo. I can confirm this on iPhone 4 running iOS 7.

      • Markus Hudobnik

        Same on my iPhone 5

      • Ryan James Christensen

        they just haven;t changed it yet. i found the png it uses in the filesystem.

      • Arnaud Nelissen

        Agreed

    • Jackson Grong

      The iPad was respringing not rebooting

      • fdsfsdgw

        You’re an idiot, he says it resprings the device when he chooses settings… Read the captions.

    • Ian

      I can also confirm this on my iPod 5 that a respring shows the old Apple logo.

      • Jamie Tilden

        Same. I’m on iP5

      • Ian

        Did you get it through the bug, or developer? Just wondering.

      • Ryan James Christensen

        It;s everywhere, if you look in the SpringBoard folder, it shows the old apple logo. they just haven’t changed it yet

  • Jackson Grong

    It looks ugly and unfinished, the square control center is terrible, and the icons.
    I just hope Apple has enough time to perfect, redesign and finish iOS 7.

    • Justice and Malice

      That’s exactly what it is. Unfinished.

      • Stijn

        Cuz it is a beta

      • Justice and Malice

        Yes. I’m aware. That’s what my comment was alluding to

  • DON

    The dude really make some people fool. it’s iOS 6 jailbroken and made it look similar to iOS 7 using cydia tweaks…

    He didn’t showed us his iOS version by opening setting app. :p It’s clear!

    • Damian W

      there is no cydia tweaks that can make your iPad look like iOS7. Unless he made tweaks and themes himself in one week, which would mean he is skillful as hell (better than apple devs in this case).

      • Ryan James Christensen

        there is look it up.

      • Damian W

        Tell us what It is then.

      • Kurt

        He won’t. Or he will come back at you with an icon theme and ignore the fact this vid shows him opening up various parts of the OS

    • Ian

      He can’t show you because Settings crashes..

    • http://djterm.de/ Robo Term

      Settings app is crashing at launch.

  • Casey Elisha Bailey

    fake. some of the labels are in english while others arent

    • Jamie Tilden

      Glad we have a detective on the scene.

    • Joseph A. Ahmad

      That’s normal, other languages don’t have direct translations so they leave the English version of the word. I can confirm this with just about all the languages. Try changing the language of your device and you’ll see it will do the same.

      • Elias Chao

        I can confirm that, my iPhone set with spanish language shows some labels in english.

      • Holdi Bart

        same here with german

      • Joseph A. Ahmad

        Thank-you very much, I appreciate your help to confirm that!

  • Nang

    I think it’s the real deal, look at the moving clock.

    • Jamie Tilden

      Yeah it looks legit to me

  • to86

    This is an ALPHA version, not a beta. If you turn on the english subtitles, the reviewer says it himself. I wonder how he got hold of it?!

    • Matthew

      Yeah!! Maybe he hacked?

      • Ryan James Christensen

        must be, I’ve never heard of an “alpha” version

      • Matthew

        I meant they could’ve gotten into Apple and gotten the alpha version of iOS 7 for iPad. If you don’t know what an alpha version is here is what it is. It is the stage before beta. Alpha testing is when people test it that we’re involved in the development of it. Beta is when people who weren’t involved in the making of it test it. Somehow this guy must’ve gotten into Apple’s stuff because aha is never made remotely public.

      • Ryan James Christensen

        That makes sense.

  • Ian

    I don’t see Photobooth… :/

    • Elias Chao

      Maybe in the next beta :D

      • Ian

        Maybe.. Time will tell. :)

  • Junes

    “The Control Center conspicuously lacks the flashlight toggle, for example.”

    Why would the ipad have a flashlight toggle?

    • Arnaud Nelissen

      Maybe in the next generation iPad.

  • Gorgonphone

    Looks better on ipad than n on iphone lol

  • Jose Gonzalez

    Looks real to me, clearly not ready for beta testing seeing how it lamost looks identical to the iphone version. Either way it looks really good! Cant wait to have this on my ipad mini, iphone 4 works great so far, love it!

    • Matthew

      What do you think should change before beta testing?

      • Jose Gonzalez

        iPhone or iPad version? Or just overall iOS 7?

      • Matthew

        iPad

      • Jose Gonzalez

        Well I wouldn’t say a complete overhaul, but at least a different experience in the iPad. Right now I dislike using my iPad a little because it almost feels like I’m just using my iphone . But I don’t, I guess just a more tweaked out look and more exclusive features that you couldn’t possibly do on an iPhone.

  • Stefano

    Seems legit

  • Kurt

    I hope the animations in iOS 7 will be sped up. They have a laggy feeling since they are pretty slow. When you click on an icon when you want the app to open, or get to an app in a folder its a long wait.

    I really like the folder how it open ups to take up most of the screen.

    • http://djterm.de/ Robo Term

      You fool. It’s a beta for developers to evolve their apps so that they can run on iOS 7. It’s not there for people like you wondering that smth isn’t working.

      • Kurt

        You’re the fool:
        1) I had beta iOS 5. I most likely know all about betas more than you
        2) I’m not talking about something isn’t work but something IS working but is too slow. You do know what animations are don’t you? Now run along to wikipedia, a source you probably think is accurate, and find out the meaning of animations in tech

      • http://djterm.de/ Robo Term

        lol

        *of course*

      • Kurt

        natürlich, du troll

      • http://djterm.de/ Robo Term

        Oo

      • Kurt

        hab einen schönen tag!

      • http://djterm.de/ Robo Term

        btw i also had betas since ios 5. you’re not the only one ;)

      • Kurt

        ich glaube du bist besser denn mich. es tut mir lied

      • http://djterm.de/ Robo Term

        it’s so embarassing that you switched to german.
        is it because you want to hide what kind of a***** you are?

      • Kurt

        es porq eres alaman, o puede ser no sabes tu lengua?

      • http://djterm.de/ Robo Term

        same same, but different

      • Kurt

        지금 가 자긴 아기…오케이?

      • http://djterm.de/ Robo Term

        ridiculously

      • Kurt

        an adverb? or did you want to use an adjective: ridiculous?

      • http://djterm.de/ Robo Term

        Das ist Hans.

      • Kurt

        Ich verstehe das nicht. ich glaube, ich bin dumm

      • http://djterm.de/ Robo Term

        ok just for you in german:
        Hans macht Rechtschreibflames in sozialen Netzen und hat deshalb keine Freunde.

      • Kurt

        und für dich, ich bin Has, mit keine freunde?

      • Guest

        If you’re going to be using different languages to make a statement, at least use them correctly.. Or kill yourself! You’re embarrasing yourself.

      • Kurt

        all four were used correctly twit

  • Jaco de Lange

    It lacks a flash light toggle because ipad lacks a flash…

    • Kurt

      You wrote this because you think Ziberg didn’t know that??

  • Mohammed Sahib

    Ironic how the iPad has the best collection of apps optimized to its large screen and yet iOS isn’t. Displaying the same number of icons as those in the iPhone 4″ screen (+ 2 on the dock to be exact) is an awful waste of space and screen real estate IMO.
    And I was foolishly hoping that iOS 7 will bring some live widgets to the iPad or at least increase the number of app icons per page. Sigh.

    • Kurt

      I like 7 columns of icons for the ipad

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Well, I believe that a grid of 5×6 would be a good compromise.
        It is just unbelievable how much space is left between the icons in the iPad currently and how cramped the icons are on the iPhone.

      • mehrab

        Yeah thats what you believe. Apple tests this type of things out before making a product for e.g in this case the ipad and gives the best whatever is your taking about they tested it and gave the best grid

  • Arnaud Nelissen

    icons aren’t the same we have on the beta 1, have a look at Messages, Calendar. even Settings look slightly different !

    • Gorgonphone

      and still bad

      • Arnaud Nelissen

        Messages is better !

  • Daniel

    Its not a fake video, the guy explained very well that this is Alpha version and a lot of things are not working, like almost all of the applications. He installed the it with russian, but when he enters the setting to change it on english, the iPad is re… doing something, thats all

  • M Last

    why Apple logo still old style? when crashed springboard

    • Arnaud Nelissen

      When my iPhone 5 with iOS 7 installed crashes, it shows this Apple logo.

  • https://twitter.com/N_2the_ATE Nate

    I’m surprised no one said “Triple the size, triple the ugliness” yet. Looks legit to me!

  • Burge

    Got to go with fake . I use iOS 7 beta and I do not slide to unlock at to bottom of the screen anymore. And with all that screen would you.

  • Bob

    I like the transitions.

  • Boo

    I say fake iTunes radio didn’t show up

    • Arnaud Nelissen

      iTunes Radio only works in the US. Not in Russia.

  • http://sciencedem.blogspot.com editor

    One ios7 gripe; have lots of named folders; but can’t search for folder names. Would be great to search for folder name and have the search take one to the page of the folder or just open the folder