John Gruber: Apple's iOS 7.1 update arriving any day now

John Gruber: Apple's iOS 7.1 update arriving any day now
If you've been desperately tapping the update button on your iPhone or iPad, in the hope that the iOS 7.1 update is arriving any day now, you might be in for a pleasant surprise. Tech head John Gruber claims that iOS 7.1 should indeed hit Apple's mobile gear any moment, citing the perennial "little birdie".

He backs up this claim with the fact that the SXSW festival starts next week, but the dedicated app isn't out yet on iTunes. The reason for that, his sources advise, is that the app requires iOS 7.1, in order to stream the show, hence the conclusion that the update is arriving in the next few days.

The newest iOS version is expected to bring a number of incremental improvements, such as new animations, calendar features, accessibility settings, and simplified adding of contacts after dialling, as well as the usual bug fixes.

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27 Comments

1. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol took them 9 months to fix bugs. Cant see how it just 'works'.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

They have their own consumers who can wait for 1 year or upto 10 years for the very small updates. :P

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, panorama took like 2-3 years for them to add, and people went crazy.

6. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

A lot less bugs than the bigger competitor.

25. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

there are better consumers who can live with buggy software forever out there.

2. 1701nino unregistered

Reminds me off the time when jellybean came out with 11 months in calendar.

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Reminds me of the time where it was fixed within a month....the missing 12th month.

3. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Ios 7 is a big change from the oastvyearscof it's OS there was bound to be a lot of bugs from it. Hopefully this don't happen again

5. CreedFrancis

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

FINALLY! Hope this can fix the random restarts and stuttery animations.

24. Chikara

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Me too, i haven't experienced any restarts in my 5s, but the stuttery animations are there, like when the bubbles are floating around in the lockscreen and they stop for a second and then continue moving....heard some people saying it was the sensors but i am pretty sure is a software issue. Anyway i hope they fix this. Anyone else with this issue on 5s?

7. 1701nino unregistered

Wtf are you talking about,my ipad 2 works with ios 7 like a champ,not any problem from day one,not one.On the other hand my nexus 4 with stock 4.4.2 has random reboots 4-5 times a month,sudden crashes of chrome,camera app and stuff like.Don't get me wrong i like both platforms but common google you gotta step up your game.And people say Apple ships unfinnished software,SGH!?!

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

None of the 2 N4 an 2 N5 in my house reboot or force close anything. What a load of bs!

14. 1701nino unregistered

I figured some "smart" fanboy is going to say that .D:D:D Listen,i love android,ios and wp,but what i'm telling is my experience with the nexus 4,beautiful hardware and clunky software.Who knows maybe with nexus 5 things are different,but the fact is i've been having the same issues with 4.3 and now 4.4.2 especially with the camera app.The phone reboots itself more then often.If you can't handle two sides of a story beat it.Quess what kid no software is perfect and no company,that means apple and google included.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31299; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Saying and showing are two different things.

16. CreedFrancis

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

i have an iPad 4 but i've always experieced the randoom reboots and stuttery animations when switching apps from one to another. Every reset tho gives me different results sometimes when i reset all content and settings things are much worse but when i reset it again, i get better performance. I was about to do another reset but then i saw this article, freaking excited for this update! I also happen to have an Android phone sounds like you need to do a factory reset and reinstall apps. That always speed up my phone.

21. 1701nino unregistered

Geez,for you information i've done factory reset at least 4 times already,i've been on cyanegon mod for a while but i returned to stock and locked my bootloader again.I don't know why but every time i take pictures or filming or just browsing my pictures the damn phone reboots!?!

18. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

My iPhone 5S has rebooted three times in the past two days alone.

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

My Moto X rebooted unexpectedly for the first time last evening. Granted I only had the phone for a month, and Kit-Kat 4.4.2 for about a week... Who knows...

8. nobrainer

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

comparing to bigger competitors in my opinion apple does better with updates than any of them put together.its been 5 months since kitkat release and neither samsung galaxy s3 nor xperia z1 have it!

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Doesn't matter, Jelly Bean was getting ahead of the competition, Kitkat is getting further ahead. If and when the competition catches up, then I can worry about being behind on updates. For now being ahead is good enough, if they give me further ahead, that is a bonus.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31299; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait to download it. I really like what I've seen this far.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31299; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thus.

15. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Bring on black keyboard!

19. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

Sorry to blast your apple, but it's been confirmed that the new keyboard won't come with the update bud =/

22. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Can we all just agree that both iOS and Android are imperfect operating systems that continually get better as a result of the dedicated programming teams at both Apple and Google. I like Android better, but I cannot argue that iOS is a more efficient OS with apps that are tailored exclusively to the phone and its hardware, Android on the other hand must be flexible enough to function across hundreds of various models that have been developed over the years each with their own unique hardware and custom features. Each OS has its own flaws that will be addressed over time and each update will have new flaws that will need to be addressed in future updates. With the complexity of each system, it's to be expected that things like this happen.

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

No! That makes WAY too much sense. Logic has no place in this forum. +1

27. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Just got my update today.

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