Apple Again Rumored to Release iOS 7.1 in March

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    A new report from 9to5Mac claims iOS 7.1 will indeed be released to all iOS users in March, representing the first major revision since iOS 7 was launched publicly in September of last year.

    Sources note the next version of iOS 7 will continue with the visual improvements, minor tweaks and bug fixes reported in earlier beta versions seeded to developers.
    BGR originally cited a March release date for iOS 7.1 back in late December, but a follow-up report earlier this week seemed to hedge on that claim somewhat by noting that the update was expected in the "coming weeks." Slowing increments of build numbers from the developer beta versions suggest the software is nearing a public launch, but whether that date lands in late February or the early March is not clear.

    Previous iOS 7.1 betas have included various improvements such as a new "Button Shapes" option in Accessibility, keyboard tweaks that indicate shift and caps locks, a new event list view within the Calendar app and refined icons for the Phone, FaceTime, and Messages app. The unreleased iOS in the Car feature has also been refined in the iOS 7.1 beta testing period, but it is unclear when the functionality will be made available to the public.

    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.

    Article Link: Apple Again Rumored to Release iOS 7.1 in March
     
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    a bugfree software will be a really revolutionary. I dont think there was something like that
     
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    hmm, maybe an event in March? New Apple TV and iOS in the car demo?
     
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    If these rumors continue, it will be March before we know it.
     
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    I love how even though nobody has a good track record of predicting minor iOS release dates, and all the BGR predictions that MacRumors loves have proven wrong so far (especially their Beta 3 predictions), MacRumors continues to publish these meaningless made-up stories. Shows how desperate people can get for clicks these days.

    7.1 will be released when it is ready (based on beta 5, that won't be for at least a few more weeks).
     
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    iOS 7.0.3

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    No no no. No more demos.

    Real product launch!
     
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    Release in March as it will contains a lot info about new products? Anyway, I'm not so in a hurry to have a caps lock looking different :)
     
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    Ugh, so it's at least four more weeks of Springboard resets, black screen issues, Safari crashes, and phantom emails. Yay.
     
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    well yes, i mean a "here's how it works and it's available this week" demo.
     
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    Has this joke not gotten old yet?
     
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    Basically, if you upgrade diligently (as Apple tells you), half of every year, you have suboptimal product (until bugs get fixed).
     
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    just throwing it out there but is this rapid one year release cycle really the best one?

    it seems it takes half a year after the release to get some of the major issues taken care of and then of course the day after the next os is released you might as well have a device from another company if you didnt upgrade.

    to me it feels like they are chasing their tail.

    its like you pay pretty high price for a device and get to be a beta tester for the 2-3 os-es it supports
     
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    yes, exactly my feelings. And the old adage "no one forces you to update" is false - Apple actively forces you with software updates requiring the latest OS. FCPX 10.1 and iWork apps require Mavericks - if you collaborate with other people on latest versions, you HAVE to update.
     
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    did they improve the music app? that's really the only thing i liked better in ios6

    ios 7 version sucks if you got alot of albums from the same artist or to just repeat one album from an artist instead of all of them or randomly.
     
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    And here you are clicking...
     
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    Maybe an event in March, with Phill presenting us another "SNEAK PEAK" at what they are working at(just like in case of mac pro) :D
     
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    Still not crazy about a lot of the visual tweaks. Personally, I think they are a step backwards. Oh well... at least it should be more stable.
     
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    For some reason I just imagined them driving a car up on stage for the demo! Would be interesting to see them do a demo on non-Apple hardware. Talk about a lack of Apple control.
     
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    Well it's a rumour, and this is MacRUMOURS!
     
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    My source (my dog) barked that iOS 7.2 will be release in 2015.. just a rumor that I heard
     

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