Now this is pretty cool. Popular polling website Polar has set up a page that asks users which parts of the iOS 7.1 redesign they like – and which parts they don’t. Apparently, the new incoming call screen isn’t very popular. (more…)
As you may or may not be aware, iOS 7.1 is shipping with a decently-modified version of Calendar.app. It packs many usability modifications that make the app much easier to use. But there’s one problem: Those of us that want to hold on to our iOS 7.0.x jailbreak can’t have it – unless a developer steps in and ports it. It looks like that developer has stepped up to the plate, and his name is Coolstar. (more…)
According to research firm Chitika Insights, iOS 7.1 has already accumulated an impressive 5.9% share among iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. That rapid rate of adoption is a testament to how quick iOS users are to update their devices to the latest version, even if it means passing up on a valuable jailbreak… (more…)
Reddit user cosworth99 writes:
I have a regular iPhone 5, Wi-Fi on all day. No Bluetooth. The usual turned off features. Pulled from the charger at 9:00am and now at 3:26 I have 97%. I usually have around 85% by this time of day. Wow.
Apple does not specifically mention that iOS 7.1 improves battery life, but it appears that subtle changes to the mobile platform have been very positive for some iPhone and iPad users. This user in particular has seen his battery life drain as much as 12 percent less during the same amount of time he used to run a previous iOS version. I’m going to go on a tangent and say that perhaps it has something to do with the fact that people cannot jailbreak this version, leading to more users running and getting better returns from stock software.
One of the lesser-advertised benefits of iOS 7.1 is improved responsiveness and performance on the iPhone 4. And right on queue, Ars Technica has taken a look at what kind of speed bump the nearly four-year-old smartphone has received with this software update… (more…)
Just hours after releasing the iOS 7.1 software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Apple has gone ahead and published a related support document that details the security content of the new version. The document references several vulnerabilities that iOS 7.1 patches, ranging from maliciously crafted backups to the bypassing of code signing requirements… (more…)
Apple has released iOS 7.1, and it contains a myriad of fixes and refinements to make iOS 7 better on all devices. Head to iTunes or into the software update section of settings to get in on the action! Share your thoughts and findings in the comments!