Apple Releases iOS 7.1 With CarPlay, Touch ID Improvements, Visual Tweaks

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    Following a lengthy beta testing period, Apple today released iOS 7.1 to the public, marking the first major update to iOS 7 since its September release. The update includes much-needed improvements to the Touch ID fingerprint recognition system built-in to the iPhone 5s, an update for a home screen crashing issue, and it brings CarPlay support, which was first unveiled by Apple last week.

    Apple has launched a new website page that shows off some of the additions to iOS 7.1.

    The update also includes multiple visual tweaks, such as revamped shift and caps locks keys on the keyboard, refined icons for the Phone, FaceTime, and Messages apps, and a redesign for several aspects of the Phone dialer and shutdown screen.

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    Accessibility has been improved with a new "Button Shapes" option that indicates where tappable areas are located, a "Darken Colors" option, and an enhancement to Contrast allowing users to reduce iOS 7's white point.

    A multitude of minor improvements to enhance the performance of the operating system have also been bundled into the update, such as new bounce animations in Control Center, more prominent buttons in the Music app, and a new event list view within the Calendar app. Full release notes are as follows:
    The update officially disables the evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak, patching key kernel exploits.

    iOS 7.1 was first seeded to developers back in mid-November, following the launch of iOS 7.0.4. iOS 7.1 saw five developer betas, with the last beta coming on February 4.

    iOS 7.1 can be downloaded via the software update tool in the settings menu on iOS devices. Users on devices upgrading from iOS 7.0.6 are seeing file sizes of approximately 268 MB, while those upgrading from a beta are seeing larger downloads of 1.3-1.4 GB. Users who are still on iOS 7.1 beta 5 should upgrade to the full version of iOS 7.1 as the betas do not include features like the SSL fix released in February and a finalized version of CarPlay.

    Apple has also launched a new update for the Apple TV and Xcode 5.1, with bug fixes, improvements, and new Auto Layout constraint inspector, and Quick Look support in the debugger for custom object types. [Direct Link]

    The following Apple apps have also received minor updates alongside iOS 7:

    - Remote [Direct Link]
    - GarageBand [Direct Link]
    - Logic Remote [Direct Link]
    - Podcasts [Direct Link]
    - Apple Configurator [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Apple Releases iOS 7.1 With CarPlay, Touch ID Improvements, Visual Tweaks
     
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    Nice, I've been waiting for this.

    I'm hoping to see some improvements especially since I didn't load the beta
     
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    About time! Sorry, jailbreak, I prefer my stability.
     
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    Great news for consumers! The best mobile operating system just got a whole lot better!!! Woohoo. A great cure for those Monday blues.
     
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    I pray that this update make my iPhone 4 usable again. Oh please !
     
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    FINALLY!

    But I want to keep my jailbreak ;(

    Maybe I'll wait for later
     
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    Yes it will :)
     
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    Stop. Don't download this update!

    Hold off until my download is complete.

    Thank you.

    Edit: Okay, go ahead now.
     
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    Oh man, AWESOME. You don't need to downgrade from the beta to get the update! BOOYAKASHA
     
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    YEAH! Finally! Downloading now.

    So now what do we wait for next? :eek:
     
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    I will welcome the more prominent music button apps. I tend to hit those when the phone is flat on the desk and have less accuracy in doing so. Of course, hoping for more stability on the 5S too. Got a nice apple logo when trying to unlock just this morning.
     
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    And now we can release the swarm. :D

    Edit: GBA4iOS appears to be working fine after turning back the date to 2012, if anyone was wondering.

    Edit 2: And it enables bluetooth for no particular reason again. I never understood why updates always do this...
     
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    iOSRelease on Twitter is getting weird!

    Two new iPad, iOS 7.1 official and iOS 7.1 GM out???


    By the way from iOS 7.1 beta 5 update the update is 1,3 GB large...Kidding?
     
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    Glad to see Apple has added some more accessibility features. I know they aren't for everyone but for people like my dad who loves his iPad but found iOS 7 really difficult to see with all the "White" hoping this helps him loads :)

    Ta Apple!
     
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    Probably very very close.
     
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    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"
     
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    I'm happy to say I'm not waiting for anything. I just wanted 7.1 with the SSL fix, so I'm satisfied.
     
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    Yes! About time Apple. Still. I'm sure most of us will forgive you once it's installed! I will!
     

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