iOS 7.0.4 Activity Ramping Up at Apple Ahead of Next Minor Software Update

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple unsurprisingly appears to be ramping up activity on iOS 7.0.4 as the next version of iOS to see a release to the public, with MacRumors seeing increasing numbers of devices running iOS 7.0.4 from Apple's networks showing up in web logs.

    Visitors to via Apple's networks from devices running iOS 7.0.4
    The first signs of iOS 7.0.4 appeared on October 22, the same day iOS 7.0.3 was released to the public. Activity has been ramping up over the past two weeks, but there is no word yet on when the update might be released to the public. Apple has also not seeded registered developers with any builds of iOS 7.0.4, but the company does not always do so for its minor iOS updates.

    Visitors to via Apple's networks from devices running iOS 7.1
    As we previously noted, iOS 7.1 devices from Apple's network began showing up in our logs in late August, and while visits from those devices increased during October, they have declined somewhat during the first week of November. iOS 7.1 would be expected to bring a more substantial number of updates, but it appears that a public launch may yet be some time off with Apple working on a smaller iOS 7.0.4 release.

    iOS 8 continues to show very low levels of activity in our logs, with the next major version of Apple's iOS software undoubtedly still in the very early stages of development and a public release roughly a year in the future.

    Article Link: iOS 7.0.4 Activity Ramping Up at Apple Ahead of Next Minor Software Update
  2. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    I really hope 7.1 brings something substantial. I'm tired of waiting a year to see any new features and everything in between just being bug fixes.
  3. Squilly macrumors 68020


    Nov 17, 2012
    Anyone else notice that after Steve, updates are more common? Before when Steve was around, most updates had larger impacts. Not something like 15MB that we saw on 7.0.3
  4. agentchev007 macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2013
    So many bugs...

    All I want is my music app to stop sucking... I have an iPhone 5S and use iTunes Match and it's absolutely awful. It barely works and I'm always either on full coverage ATT LTE or WiFi. Anyone else having problems/have any solutions?
  5. ionjohn macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2013
    Hopefully it'll change the overall design of iOS 7

  6. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
  7. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Out of curiosity, I wonder what the actual numbers are? The graphs don't have any labels or y axis.
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    While 7.0.3 might have been something like 15 MB, what it fixed/changed/enhanced was probably more than a lot of x.x.x updates and even some x.x updates.
  9. osx11 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    A Guy at apple HQ:
    "Look, there's the article again on macrumors. Whenever we browse the site with a new iteration of an OS they write an article."
  10. Supacon macrumors member


    Jul 7, 2011
    Never before have I been so excited about minor iOS updates. iOS 7 was (and continues to be) so buggy on launch - much more so than any prior version of iOS that I remember using.

    Let's hope that iOS 7.0.4 is less crashy and works better. That's really all I want at this point - they can even leave the ugly Safari icon alone.
  11. osx11 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    Of course! :D

    That's what .04 iterations are for......
  12. Komrad808 macrumors member


    May 23, 2010
    On an active volcano
    1 thing people forget is that Apple listens to what people want. If we grumble about something and Apple knows they make it happen, they will make it happen when the time is right. Yes, there is problems with iOS 7 and as we can see Apple is fixing them.
  13. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2008
    SEC Country
    I haven't had issues with iTunes Match unless I'm on slow wifi. Do a speedtest to see if its really slow data speeds that's the cause. IOS 7 has not been as bad for me as most...
  14. MasterHowl macrumors 65816


    Oct 3, 2010
    North of England
    My albums appear fragmented in many cases, even though they're not fragmented on my iTunes.

    If I download a song, it doesn't always stay in the music app and I'll have to download it again every time.
  15. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Both iTunes match and the iOs7 music app just plain suck. I wish I could go back to iOS6.
  16. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    must be cool knowing your website is visited by apple dev staff regularly
  17. priyamsingh, Nov 6, 2013
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    priyamsingh macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2013
    7.0.4 is buggy

    Is anyone else experiencing bugginess on their Ipad Air? It's so buggy on mine it feels like beta software. When I change stuff in the settings it force closes, Safari force closes etc.

    *I mean 7.0.3 not 4.
  18. Screwtape macrumors regular

    May 10, 2009
    Since iOS 6 provided Apple the ability to do OTA delta updates, it's now a lot easier for them to release minor updates (like 7.0.3) to many users quickly instead of having to bundle it in with a much larger update. It also allows Apple to quickly fix things like security bugs and push them out to every user at once in a tiny package.
  19. RMo macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2007
    Iowa, USA
    Unfortunately, I don't have any solutions, but I am also having problems. Most of my local files are OK, but I wish they'd fix the feature I'm now calling crashTunes Radio. I only use it a couple hours a day, but it usually crashes the Music app at least once or twice. Sometimes it forces the whole device to reboot. If I'm particularly unlucky, it will randomly re-start the same song before it finishes, ad infinitum.
  20. gadget123 macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Either this is due to IOS7 being very new and requiring a lot of bug fixes or it's to make updates look more regular to stop Android people saying IOS gets few updates and only gets an overhaul once a year.

    If new features are added that would be interesting.
  21. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    'cool graphs' Y axis, so I assume they went up from 2 to 5 devices or something low.
  22. djgamble macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2006
    Correct me if I'm wrong but you only just got given iOS 7?
  23. Tubamajuba macrumors 68020

    Jun 8, 2011
    You mean like iPhone OS/iOS 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 2.0.2, 2.2.1, 3.0.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 4.2.8, 4.2.9, 4.2.10, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, and 4.3.5?
  24. wwchris macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    iTunes Match Solution

    Yes, if you had any idea the number of hours it tools to track down these problems.

    #1 I can't guarantee this is a problem but it worked for me, I deleted all of my smart playlists. The reason I can't say for sure this fixed it is, I deleted, got all of my iTunes match stuff working again and then added on back and it immediately started having problems. That is only anecdotal though so no guarantee, but I have heard of others having problems.

    As for the real fix:
    1. Go to settings/itunes & App store and log out of you Apple ID.
    2. That should also turn off iTunes match.
    3.Restart your phone and make sure those changes took. If they didn't, keep doing this until they stay off.
    4.Go under settings/general/reset and reset your network settings.
    5.After your phone restarts, open the music app.
    6.Double tap the home button and quit out of the music app.
    7. Go to settings/itunes & App store and log back in and turn iTunes match back on.
    8. Open the music app and leave it open until iTunes match resets, it may look like it is doing nothing and it may take a while depending on how big your playlists are, but let it go at least 10 min even if it looks like it is doing nothing.

    That fixed the problems for me on multiple iPads and iPhones, I had todo it on all my devices.
  25. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68030


    Dec 31, 2007
    Milwaukee Area
    Fingers crossed the white backgrounds have become black.
    And the font rendering is cleaned up.
    And the colors are sorted out.

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