Apple releases iOS 7.1

Apple today released iOS 7.1.

iOS 7.1 includes:

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

Other
– 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

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Available via iTunes or OTA.

Related article:
iOS 7.1 imminent – March 5, 2014

93 Comments

      1. I think MDN is on to it. Rumor has it her best friend’s sister was protecting women online who were being approached by undesirables offering to suck their titties.

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      1. About the only thing I found on a jailbroken iPod touch I tried it on a while back was a keyboard hack that made the keys show lower case when the shift was off, and upper case when the shift was on. It probably caused Jony Ive to get hives by messing up his feng shui, but it was really handy for me. Wish Apple had programmers that could figure out how to do it.

        BTW, iOS7 stinks. 🙂

        1. That’s actually an interesting point.

          The iOS looks like a standard keyboard with capital letter keys no matter what. But why not show small letters for small letters! There’s no reason not to innovate the software keyboard into something more representative and functional that he hardware keyboard. Thanks for sharing!

          1. It’s a rare instance of a skeuomorph being left alone by Ive’s design team. The virtual keyboard resembles a typical physical keyboard. (Not mine, though…I have the Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate (no key inscriptions).)

    1. Not exactly. Apple TV got a 6.1 (not 7.1) update. It’s an update nonetheless and points out how iOS and Apple TV OS are highly connected. The same parallel updates for each occurred two weeks ago as well.

    1. 1.9 GB free space required? SERIOUSLY?! <–This is OPPOSITE of what Apple promised last year, when they promised to break updates down into smaller, component update pieces rather than forcing WHOLE, MASSIVE, OS updates.

      WTF Apple?! Not good! 😯

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