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Apple releases iOS 7.1

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Apple releases iOS 7.1
At last, Apple has released iOS 7.1, which includes a number of improvements and bug fixes including the elimination of one nasty bug that caused users' home screens to crash. The new build of Apple's mobile OS includes CarPlay, introduced at the Geneva Motor Show last week. With this feature, and an Apple iPhone 5 or higher, the user can control certain functions on a touchscreen connected to a new car's dashboard. Functionality is limited to mapping and audio at the moment, and the UI is a rather simple version of iOS.

With iOS 7.1, the calendar will show daily appointments in month view

With iOS 7.1, the calendar will show daily appointments in month view

Other changes include a new way to let Siri know precisely when you're done talking to her. In the past, a pause of a few seconds would indicate to the virtual assistant that your question or request was done. Now, with iOS 7.1, you keep your finger pressed on the home button during your entire conversation with Siri. Once you are done, by lifting your finger off the button, Siri knows that you have completed your question or request. In addition, Apple has added new male and female voices for Mandarin Chinese, British English, Australian English, and Japanese.

The update to iOS 7.1 also added a new search field for iTunes Radio that allows users to create a station based on their favorite artists or songs. Albums can now be purchased with a single tap, instead of just singles. And iTunes Match can now be subscribed to from a mobile device instead of a desktop machine. A "Button Shapes" option will show you where you can tap on the screen, and there is a new "Darken Colors" option.

The calendar also has received an update with the ability to see daily appointments from the month view. And TouchID has been improved. Apple iPhone 5s users can expect to see fewer incorrect rejections with readings occurring faster than before the update. Lastly, the camera also has been updated, but for the iPhone 5s only. Thanks to that model's A7 processor, the 8MP snapper will turn on HDR automatically when needed. This feature takes many different exposures of a photograph in a split second, to create a composite shot that includes all of the little things that your eye sees naturally, such as shadows and highlights.

The iOS 7.1 update will be sent out OTA to those with the Apple iPhone 4 and higher. Also receiving the new build will be those with the Apple iPad 2 or higher. The entire update weighs in at 268MB.

Apple has released iOS 7.1

Apple has released iOS 7.1


source:  CNET

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posted on 10 Mar 2014, 14:54 2

1. cleat-glitch (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


i hate punching in the passcode trying to purchase an app why you just can use touch id...maybe it'll be better for me

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 15:13 1

4. ecmedic4 (Posts: 202; Member since: 02 May 2013)


If you have the iPhone 5s then you can use the TouchID to make purchases. If your talking about how it might not work at times then hopefully this update will fix that problem.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 15:40

5. Sauce (unregistered)


There is no problem. Touch ID gets "paused" due to certain security ramifications. You have to "enable" it again, entering your Apple ID.

For everyones better understanding on how secure Touch ID is and why some actions occur, such as your Touch ID not "working" for App Store purchases every time:

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/02/26/apple-ios-security-touch-id-specifics/

It's a good read, and the author does a good job at educating the uneducated on this topic.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 19:37

28. cleat-glitch (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


"educating the uneducated on this topic"...i just dont like it so i just dont use it much

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 15:00 2

2. Antimio (Posts: 279; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


The calendar? Woa! Dude!

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 15:06

3. twagn (Posts: 15; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)


Haven't crashed yet

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 15:44 3

6. Sauce (unregistered)


Here is an in depth view on the update:

-CarPlay
iOS experience designed for the car
Simply connect your iPhone to a CarPlay enabled vehicle
Supports Phone, Music, Maps, Messages, and 3rd-party audio apps
Control with Siri and the car's touchscreen, knobs, and buttons
-Siri
Manually control when Siri listens by holding down the home button while you speak and releasing it when you're done as an alternative to letting Siri automatically notice when you stop talking
New, more natural sounding male and female voices for Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese
-iTunes Radio
Search field above Featured Stations to easily create stations based on your favorite artist or song
Buy albums with the tap of a button from Now Playing
Subscribe to iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to enjoy iTunes Radio ad-free
-Calendar
Option to display events in month view
Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries
-Accessibility
Bold font option now includes the keyboard, calculator, and many icon glyphs
Reduce Motion option now includes Weather, Messages, and multitasking UI animations
New options to display button shapes, darken app colors, and reduce white point
New Camera setting to automatically enable HDR for iPhone 5s
iCloud Keychain support in additional countries
FaceTime call notifications are automatically cleared when you answer a call on another device
Fixes a bug that could occasionally cause a home screen crash
Improves Touch ID fingerprint recognition
Improved performance for iPhone 4
Fixes display of Mail unread badge for numbers greater than 10,000
Continued user interface refinements

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 15:54

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


What website did you copy and paste this from?

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 16:35

12. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1732

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 18:01 3

21. Sauce (unregistered)


For future reference, you can copy and paste something into Google and the source will come up

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 16:20 3

8. pookiewood (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


7.1? HAHA Apple MS is already heading to 8.1! Who's playing catch up now? :p (j/k)

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 16:30 1

10. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Well, it's still MS. But both are playing catch up on Android.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 17:20 7

16. pookiewood (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


How you figure? Android is only at 4.4. ;)

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 17:29 3

19. janekkubek (Posts: 14; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Still, Linux Ubuntu wins scoring 13.10.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 19:08 1

26. pookiewood (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


DARN! :(

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 00:50 1

36. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Who cares about windows phone?

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 20:31

30. eldyagustius (Posts: 147; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


I think WP is cheating. It doesn't start with v1.0 like Android and Apple do :P

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 02:06 1

40. tacarat (Posts: 215; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


8.1? That's why mobile will always be behind. My computer is on Win'98 and I'm loving it!

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 16:24 3

9. jan25 (Posts: 418; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


My iPhone 5 feels faster, but i can't tell if it's the animation or performance in general.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 17:25 2

17. menaV1 (Posts: 21; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)


samne here with my 5S! twice as fast! and the touch ID is faster

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 00:50

35. Kenjie7 (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Same here with my iPhone 5s! :)

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 16:30

11. matt69 (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


Any other Sprint customer in LTE coverage notice that iOS 7.1 seems to have enabled HD voice?

Maybe it's just a coincidence I am noticing now, can anyone confirm?

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 00:52

37. Kenjie7 (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


I did notice that when I went to settings of my iPhone 5s, I got a message the my carrier needs to be updated. I have two options, not now and update. I don't if we have some updates in our local carrier. Is that connected to iOS 7.1?

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 17:10 2

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 12620; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Loving the keyboard multitasking, and Siri so far.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 17:12 2

14. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


No dark keyboard option :/

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 17:20 1

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 12620; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It's also way faster now.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 18:03

22. Sauce (unregistered)


Yo you should try out Evasion7 Jailbreak. If you want to push your 5s to what it was built for, you can "over clock" the balls out of it... lightning speed.

If you don't like it you can always get rid of the Jailbreak =)

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 18:32

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 12620; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I've actually never tried a jail break. Can u supply a link, or website please

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 00:49

34. Kenjie7 (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


What is the link?

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 17:27

18. janekkubek (Posts: 14; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


I'd like to confirm that it really busts performance on iPhone 4 Difference is not only noticeable, but even pleasing :) It is almost as smooth as iOS 6.0 back then.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 17:56 1

20. rudlie (Posts: 182; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


That's why I love Apple's product. My Android devices waiting kitkat for almost one year. Android's device maker just think how to make and sell new model rather than giving update.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 18:16 1

23. cse.vicky (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Buy Nexus !

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 18:45

25. techperson211 (Posts: 710; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


In my opinion every new OS is compatible to the new device that most OEM release . That's the reason why Android and iOS make sure that the new OS is good to go to older models. You can't just make an update immediately especially in the case of android who has a lot of OEM.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 19:13

27. mike2959 (Posts: 279; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Wow... No battery improvements?

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 20:07

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 12620; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Doesn't need em battery life is fine.

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 01:51

39. JMartin22 (Posts: 1245; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


If you define fine by average, then year. Average is better than poor.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 20:32

31. eldyagustius (Posts: 147; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


the battery life seems good for less than 1500 mAh :)

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 20:37 1

32. gerryf19 (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)


Will it fix the Safari browser crashing? I'm lucky if Safari runs for more than 15 minutes without crashing...

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 00:18

33. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 May 2012)


How about fixing the SMTP email server settings you completely borked up Apple so people arn't able to delete emails from the server side anymore, ya morons.

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 01:06

38. Shinydesert (Posts: 61; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Anyone having "overheating" problems? Got a pop up this evening saying "iPhone needs to cool down" while running Maps only.
Never ever seen this before and the device felt super hot. Did a hard reset and restored the device. I hope it gets fixed with the new set up as new device.

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 05:30

41. twens (Posts: 699; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


When apple releases an update ios fans claim their phones became faster but when Google releases an update android hardly gets faster. Lol

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