Is the new updated iWorks apps for iOS a sign 7.1 is near?

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  1. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    I know the rumored release date for iOS 7.1 is March but I'm wondering if there is a connection to yesterdays release of the updated iWorks apps. Right before iOS 7 was released the iWorks apps were updated. Also there was some sort of confirmation from Apple that the soft reboot bug was going to be fixed in an update. It's hard to believed Apple is going to wait another month to release a fix for these critical issues.
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

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    Due to their being 4 betas, and then feeling like a substantial release. I'd expect to see a GM release sometime before GA.
     
  3. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

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    I would think that if 7.1 was imminent, there would no longer be compatibility issues between 7.1 and the point updates for iOS, which still exist.
     
  4. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Such as?
     
  5. sbailey4 macrumors 68030

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    That could be but more so the fact that they announced a fix is forth coming for the reboots. I would not be surprised to see it release very soon even maybe the next version. Since its a point release and b4 seems to be working really well there probably is no need for a GM and all that hoopla. Could be wrong and they may would want a GM for developers for a short while just for final testing to make sure all is well but again would not be surprised to see it soon. Really doubt it will be March
     
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  7. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

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    Specifically the keyboard in Pages behaves oddly. There is general lag and keystrokes are often missed. In addition, in split keyboard mode, the keyboard bounces to the bottom of the display after each keystroke.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Unlikely it's a sign of it one way or another. Just separate updates.

    7.1 is getting closer, but it's hard to say if it's as close as a week or two, or a month or two.
     
  9. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I don't get the feeling that Apple's left hand knows what it's right hand is doing anymore, unless their schedule is so rigid that they roll out a buggy iOS 7 (unforgivable) with an incomplete UI (undesirable) and the other products manage to those dates. It's crazy.
     
  10. iOSBry macrumors 6502

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    I'd be willing to bet that there will be at least one more beta, if not two before GA. All one has to do is review the Apple iOS DEV forums and see that there are several critical/major bugs Apple is working to resolve before release, one of which was supposed to have been resolved in beta 3 but the issue is still occurring and it's causing major pain for a number of developers who use that particular API.

    iOSBry
     
  11. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I hope they take the proper time to get it right. I can wait till March or even April if it means a polished update.
     
  12. iOSBry macrumors 6502

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    Fully agree - I for one, am hoping for at least two more betas. I've filled a number of bugs and while some have been resolved, there are a few I'm hoping will make it in before GA.

    I've got my fingers crossed that the critical bugs I referred to above will be resolved as well.

    iOSBry
     
  13. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Hey iOSBry, bug them about the control center blur effect on the iPad 2 and iPad 3. I love my bling. :D
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    We can hope they do it right. That said, they did release 7.0 with a number of issues (at least some or which they are trying to fix in 7.1), so unfortunately it wouldn't be that crazy if they pushed 7.1 with issues (even potentially known ones) still remaining.
     
  15. LordQ macrumors 68040

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    I wonder if they have a separate team working on iOS 8 and another on 7.1

    We're 5 months away from the WWDC, y'know.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    More than likely, although people can likely interchange and as less work remains on iOS 7 more of those who were still working on it would then move over to newer projects like iOS 8.
     

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