Apple Releases Major iOS 7.1 Update

iOS 7 iPhone 5S
Apple has today released the first major update to iOS 7 in the form of iOS 7.1. The release of the update comes following months of Developer testing of the software, bringing with it a significant number of new features, updated user interface items, bug fixes and stability improvements. The update itself is fairly substantial in size (around 200-300MB) and can be updated through the Software Update mechanism of the Settings app on iOS 7 devices, or through iTunes.

Included in the update is significant improvements to the software that drives the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5S, as well as the software required for CarPlay, the iOS-in-the-car system that Apple announced last week. There are also changes to Siri, to the Camera app on the iPhone 5S as well as new icons in the Phone, FaceTime and Message apps, and a new interface for the Calendar app.

As well as a fix for a Home Screen crash bug, iPhone 4 users will particularly welcome the update as it brings increased responsiveness and performance on these devices. There are also updates to iTunes Radio, accessibility, and a number of smaller performance improvements.

Take a look at the new iOS 7.1 page on the Apple website, and grab it now.


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