The preview software is available to app developers and anyone willing to register with Apple as a developer. The Music and Photo Booth apps are different, but apart from that it's basically the iPhone software with a bit more legroom.
iOS 7 is the biggest overhaul to the design of Apple's software for iPad, iPod and iPhone since its inception. New colourful icons and flatter, cleaner design show off new features such as Control Centre and new gestures.
Control Centre is a pop-up bar of quick shortcuts and settings that overlays part of the screen. The bigger iPad screen means Control Centre covers less of the background than it does on the iPhone.
Delving into the beta software, clever developers have already spotted a bunch of secret settings, including new gestures that may or not be available later. To see what all the fuss is about, you can get a sneak peek at iOS 7 with a clever online preview from the good folks at Recombu.
iOS 7 is coming to the iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad mini in Autumn. To hear what we think about the new software -- and where Apple may have
nicked developed its new ideas -- check out our recent podcast.
What's your favourite feature in iOS 7? Is it a bold new direction or is Apple playing catch-up with Android, Windows Phone and other rivals? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.