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iOS 7 beta 2 brings kernels of steamrolled goodness to iPad, iPad mini

iOS 7 iPad

Siri may be learning how to say your name correctly thanks to iOS 7 beta 2, but the pre-release update of Apple's forthcoming operating system also carries with it extra device support.

This version of the still-baking OS contains iPad and iPad mini optimization in addition to the iPhone and iPod touch, meaning devs can get cracking on creating for Apple slates, though the rest of us will have to wait until the fall to get our paws on it.

You may recall that last week some developers stitched together a few emulated images of what iOS 7 could look like on the iPad, but now we have an actual, albeit still early, look at what to expect when the OS is ready for public consumption. And though Apple has shown iPads with an iOS 7 home screen, this is our first chance to see its inner avenues on a tablet.

iOS 7 beta 2

ENTERTAIN ME (Credit: 9to5Mac)

9to5Mac put together a whole host of screenshots of the beta system for larger devices, and we've included a few grabs above and below, so take a gander.

iOS 7 iPad beta 2

Ooo, the numbers! (Credit: 9to5Mac)

iOS 7 beta 2 iTunes Radio

That's not the only thing that's re-imagined (Credit: 9to5Mac)

iOS 7 beta 2

New look, new feel for the iPad

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Michelle Fitzsimmons

Michelle is a Senior Content Writer at 8x8. She was previously an editor at TechRadar, a leading consumer tech news and reviews website. Now she’s focused on helping small businesses reach their goals.