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iOS 7.1 beta seeded to developers (with dev release notes)

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iOS 7.1 beta seeded to developers (with dev release notes)
We knew that it was on the way, but it looks like iOS 7.1 could be released sometime pretty soon. Apple has just seeded a beta version of the first major update to iOS 7 to developers, and we're getting a look at the full change log too. Okay, it's not the full change log actually, because it doesn't list any of the consumer-side bug fixes. All we're seeing right now are the fixes that developers are getting.

Right now, the newest version of iOS available for end-users is 7.0.4, which was released recently to fix a bug in FaceTime. Although, at the time we also noted that there were a number of bugs still present and accounted for in that version of the iOS software. We're hoping that most, if not all of those bugs will be fixed in iOS 7.1, but we'll have to wait and see about that when the update does make its way out to users. 

The developer release notes for iOS 7.1 reads:
Notes and Known Issues
The following issues relate to using iOS SDK 7.1 to develop code.

Bluetooth
Known Issue
32-bit apps running on a 64-bit device cannot attach to BTServer.

CFNetwork
Fixed in iOS 7.1 beta
Previously, if the server-side closed an HTTP request with TCP FIN without sending any bytes of HTTP header or HTTP body, NSURLConnection would synthesize an empty HTTP/1.1 200 OK response. This is now fixed, and the request will result in an error instead of a successful load with a synthesized response.

Notes
A new compatibility behavior has been added to address an issue where some web servers would send the wrong Content-Length value for “Content-Encoding: gzip” content. Previously, NSURLConnection and NSURLSession would send a “network connection was lost” / NSURLErrorNetworkConnectionLost (-1005) error in this situation.

The compatibility behavior applies only if the Content-Length value exactly matches the expanded gzip’d content. It won’t apply for “off by 1” or similar miscounting.

Core Text
Fixed in iOS 7.1 beta
Previously, text drawn with CTFrameDraw did not correctly place lines to account for the paragraphSpacing attribute of NSParagraphStyle. This has been addressed in iOS 7.1 beta.

Crash Logs
Known Issue
Crash logs will not appear in Diagnostics & Usage Data in Settings. The logs will still be available when synced off the device.

GLKit
Fixed in iOS 7.1 beta
If loaded with GLKTextureLoader, pngcrush images that have alpha were not unpremultiplied.

High Precision Timers
Fixed in iOS 7.1 beta
When sleeping or waiting for extremely precise time intervals, timers were delayed by up to 1 millisecond.

iTunes
Known Issue
Loading an iTunes Match library (or your purchased music history) may take much longer than expected, especially on larger libraries. If your library does not sync right away, please wait 30 minutes and try to access it again.

Multipeer Connectivity
Fixed in iOS 7.1 beta
The MCSessioninitWithPeer: method has now been implemented properly.

For more information on MCSession APIs, watch WWDC 2013: Nearby Networking with Multipeer Connectivity.

source: BGR

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posted on 18 Nov 2013, 18:51 4

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 10574; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


7.1 should pack some nice updates.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 19:06 5

2. apple4never (Posts: 934; Member since: 08 May 2013)


i hope it fixes the lag on iphone 4 mainly, and the older models with ios 7

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 19:21 3

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 10574; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I do too, but man people should move on from those older models, if possible. I do understand that not everyone can afford to upgrade, but older chipsets just don't cut it.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 19:31 3

4. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


But before IOS 7 everything was smooth and worked fine on the 4. Apple need to focus on fixing the lag and the bugs before introducing new features.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 19:40

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 10574; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude we're talking tech, take the silly fanboy stuff somewhere else. All platforms have lag and bugs.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 19:50 6

7. apple4never (Posts: 934; Member since: 08 May 2013)


in all honesty dark, it was smother then my nexus 7 till it got ios 7 now a android 2.3 dinosaur is faster than it

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 19:59

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 10574; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I just don't have these issues, but I have a 5S and a retina mini. Both have A7's with M7 co's and a full gig of ram. That could be it, My mini does run ios7 better than my iPad 3 did, which had a gig, but also an A5x I think.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 20:12 4

11. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


You have the 5s and the new mini, of course they aren't going to lag. We're talking about the older devices, which have taken a massive performance hit.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 20:10 3

10. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Yes, all platforms have lag and bugs, but IOS 7 is at the moment the worst offender. My friend has an iPhone 4, and after updating he can't even open his email app without the phone lagging.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 20:14

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 10574; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah ok dude whatever.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 01:47 1

27. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


typical insecure apple fanboy in denial

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 21:31

32. quakan (Posts: 1160; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


My gf has the iPhone 4 and the lag is awful. Nothing was spared from lag. My iPhone 5 is lag free though.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 00:03 1

25. xfire99 (Posts: 451; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Dude, go and find a dictionary.
tech =http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology
OS =http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system

Talking about tech, but don teven understand what the difference between tech and OS is.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 08:20 1

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 10574; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol yeah ok dude. Take that link you want me to click, and _____it. I wish I would click on that crap. Get lost

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 19:39 1

5. Finalflash (Posts: 1594; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


They won't fix it, it has happened like clockwork to every phone they have released. Also, you think the quality control and release testers didn't notice it lags with a completely wiped fresh install? They know and they don't care, because they likely want it that way. Releasing the 5c and making the ipad 2 the lower end model is just more evidence that Apple will do anything to force upgrades and up sells.

As for upgrading, maybe they can't for one reason or another. I had to deal with a crippled 3gs while studying in the UK for a year. My wife got stuck with a crippled 3g back when Canada had 3 year contracts (Thank God those were officially killed this year). Aside from that they might be traveling for a few months or just don't have the funds to upgrade (and now you have only one iPhone model worth buying).

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 19:51

8. shyckh123 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Waiting anxiously !!!

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 20:45 3

13. Killertech2099 (Posts: 138; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Woodshop is right ios 7 sucks and i hate upgrading(constantly forced). I wish they would just come up with a (Major)upgrade that fixes bug issues instead of features. Think about it when you add features without focusing on real bugs, it causes more problems. Apple repeats itself and the A7 chip? Its not really helping my A5 chip device works better and faster. Let's just say we want better out an upgrade. And the apps crashing most of the time, and Dakk jedi it has nothing to do with older devices. I have kitkat running a phone that's three years old and running like its a new born baby. Its mainly the updates not the device itself. That's just what apple wants is to just keep making you buying their devices

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 21:20

17. Sauce (unregistered)


You are not forced to upgrade. You have fingers, and a brain that controls your fingers, to press the button that enabled the starting of an OS upgrade. Unless you live with a gun to your head, you do not technically have to upgrade.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 21:29 1

19. Killertech2099 (Posts: 138; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Then you most not understand sarcasm lol use your brain. Technically you do if you want half your apps working for ios 7.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 21:34 1

20. Killertech2099 (Posts: 138; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Living with a gun to my head? Its not that serious, and if your on ios 7 lets be honest ios 7 is buggy you don't really have a choice but to upgrade if you want the bugs fixed correct? Maybe you have a gun to your head sauce

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 20:46 1

14. busytor (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


I have an iPhone 5 running on iOS 7.0.4. I have been experiencing unresponsive touchscreen moderately but sometimes it's smooth then it gets annoying when the touchscreen starts to not work though the hardware buttons works fine (i.e. 2x click for multitasking then you can see the phone still works but the touchscreen is not). I'm not experiencing this on iOS 6.1.3. Does anyone of you experience this to?

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 21:00 1

15. momonm1 (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 May 2011)


I'm using iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, it lags before because of animation and parallax effect..., but after turning it off in settings area, it doesn't lag anymore and much faster now than iOS 6..

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 21:43 2

21. bucky (Posts: 1346; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


The wife's 4s is smooth as butter after disabling that nonsense. It will take some time before everything gets smoothed out-which it will as apple is generally good with software

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 21:18 3

16. twens (Posts: 564; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


IOS 7 is a bomb and i mean a real bomb. Lol
funny enough it lags for doing nothing. It's not like it even has half of the features android and the note 3 has yet it lags way more. Very weird if you ask me.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 21:43 1

22. bucky (Posts: 1346; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


You sound like you don't have an iphone

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 21:21 3

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 10574; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Best version of iOS yet. No issues, just great all around performance.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 01:48

28. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


pfffffff

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 16:19

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 10574; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff​ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff​ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff​ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff​fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff. My F button works better than yours.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 23:01

23. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


I Hope, No More "Windows 8" Identik :)

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 23:37

24. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


I Think IOS 7 Will Failled Like WP8,W8 :) Much Apple User No Like This Os, Thisis Apple Wrong, Why Their Follow Failled Os (Wp8) Ui And Many More From Ios7 Is Identik Wp8 :)

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 00:49 2

26. rawbow (Posts: 409; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Hmm... So I've been using iOS 7 on my ip5 and to be honest it's def not that buggy as PA and some trolls here make it out to be. Funniest thing is that people here start posting links from mac rumors and apple support site. Well duh you'll find issues on those sites coz that's what those sites are for . iPhone 4 def needs improvement with the ios7 but 4s onwards works like a charm. Dunno about iPads since I don't have one

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 07:21

29. AfterShock (Posts: 2783; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Wonder why the closed camp is having so many bugs/features in latest releases?

All on in house hardware, no outside OEM involvement even.

Quality control lol.

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