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Apple Provides iOS 5 Beta 3 to Developers

iPhone maker Apple Inc. has unveiled the third beta version of the iOS 5 platform for developers with the view of closing the final release of the OS in September.

The new version of the product is going to replace the beta 2 version, which was made available to developers on June 24, this year. The beta 3 version brings along with it added Wi-Fi sync abilities, as well as brand new beta version of the system software for iPad, iPhone and the iPod Touch with a few tweaks here and there, and also a few bug fixes.

One key remarkable change offered by the new product, according to this Macrumors report, are - the ability to turn on and off various location based services, without making any changes to the status of the traffic tools.

Not only that, the company has also included an option to grant or dismiss the access to location based services during the first setting up of an iOS device itself.

Apple, along with the key rival Google, was criticised by various privacy groups earlier when it was discovered in April that the iOS and Android operating systems featured in them tracking files which were unknown to the users.

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