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Old Mar 4, 2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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iOS 7.1 Update Due 'Any Day Now' With Support for SXSW App




Apple's much-anticipated iOS 7.1 update could come any day now, according to new information from John Gruber of Daring Fireball. Gruber has heard that Apple has plans to release an iOS 7.1-reliant app that will stream the iTunes Festival performances at SXSW, and as SXSW will begin on March 11, iOS 7.1 will need to be released to the public ahead of that date.
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Apple's first iTunes Festival in the U.S. starts a week from today at SXSW in Austin. Apple is going to stream the performances to iOS devices using an app, but I've heard from a little birdie that the app requires iOS 7.1 (which explains why the app isn't out yet). That means iOS 7.1 should ship any day now.
iOS 7.1 has been in testing since mid-November, and has seen five different developer betas thus far with the last beta coming on February 4. The operating system update includes a number of visual tweaks, including revamped shift and caps locks keys on the keyboard, refined icons for the Phone, FaceTime, and Messages apps, and a new look for several aspects of the Phone dialer.

Details on features in past beta releases can be found in our previous beta posts: Beta 1, Beta 2, Beta 3, Beta 4 and Beta 5.

A mid-March release date for iOS 7.1 is in line with several previous reports that have pointed to a March launch for the operating system. Apple has yet to seed a Golden Master build to developers, however.

Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and London Grammar kick off the SXSW iTunes Festival with a performance on March 11 that begins at 7:30 PM CST.

Article Link: iOS 7.1 Update Due 'Any Day Now' With Support for SXSW App
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Old Mar 4, 2014, 01:01 PM   #2
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Finally!

This is great news!
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Old Mar 4, 2014, 01:01 PM   #3
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Good! I'll be ready to update as soon as it's released!
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I am so sick of the crashing / re-springing! It can't come soon enough! And if the animations are faster too, I'll be a happy camper...
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Old Mar 4, 2014, 01:02 PM   #6
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It's seriously about time.

we have been on the 7.0.x chain for too long, and there are lots of minor issues in 7 that need to be resolved, almost half a year after it came out.
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4 months is a long time to beta test icon changes.
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Old Mar 4, 2014, 01:02 PM   #9
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wednesday of this week! i think if they released on monday the day before the app comes out that might be pushing it. we will see though!
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Old Mar 4, 2014, 01:02 PM   #10
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About time. 7.1 removed a lot of the reason why I jailbroke - its animations are so much better! And Safari is snappier! Literally. Or maybe less snappy. It doesn't crash, is my point.
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4 months is a long time to beta test icon changes.
Brilliant, well done. I'd like to see you test a major update before it's released to millions of customers.
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Need to get it out so I can make iOS In The Car work with my AppRadio 3.
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Good! I'll be ready to update as soon as it's released!
I think that applies to a good few people
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Can't wait for the "the battery sucks" comments
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So no GM?
Obviously not.
It's only a point release.

'Gold Master' is the name given to the disc sent to the presses for duplication... or to the factory for flashing to millions of new iPhone's to be shipped. We aren't necessarily expecting a new hardware release in that vein.
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Is a nice update ....lots of people will be happy.
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Hasn't even come out yet but Safari seems snappier already!

...sorry had to.

I'm excited for this update. A lot of changes I've been waiting for. I would have gotten the betas already but I didn't want to deal with the Xcode betas this time around. Kind of waiting for the release to update my projects.
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So what's new and special in 7.1 that's going to be critical to stream the iTunes Festival?

Flash?
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I am so sick of the crashing / re-springing! It can't come soon enough! And if the animations are faster too, I'll be a happy camper...
Still does the crashing respringing on me on Beta 5
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