Apple Releases iOS 7.1, The First Major Update to Its "Rethought" Mobile OS
March 10, 2014 1:52 PM
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iOS 7 brings quite a few new features to the table and some bug fixes
Although Apple has released quite a few security/maintenance updates for iOS 7 since the operating system was
launched in September 2013
, today marks the first major update released to the public. Apple is now making available iOS 7.1, which addresses a number of bugs in the operating system, makes a few visual changes to the UI, and even includes some new features.
iOS 7.1 is available to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices that can currently run iOS 7.0.x.
Here’s a list of what’s changed in this release:
iOS experience designed for the car
Simply connect your iPhone to a CarPlay enabled vehicle
Supports Phone, Music, Maps, Messages, and 3rd-party audio apps
Control with Siri and the car's touchscreen, knobs, and buttons
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
New, more natural sounding male and female voices for Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese
Search field above Featured Stations to easily create stations based on your favorite artist or song
Buy albums with the tap of a button from Now Playing
Subscribe to iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to enjoy iTunes Radio ad-free
Option to display events in month view
Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries
Bold font option now includes the keyboard, calculator, and many icon glyphs
Reduce Motion option now includes Weather, Messages, and multitasking UI animations
New options to display button shapes, darken app colors, and reduce white point
New Camera setting to automatically enable HDR for iPhone 5s
iCloud Keychain support in additional countries
FaceTime call notifications are automatically cleared when you answer a call on another device
Fixes a bug that could occasionally cause a home screen crash
Improves Touch ID fingerprint recognition
Improved performance for iPhone 4
Fixes display of Mail unread badge for numbers greater than 10,000
Continued user interface refinements
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3/10/2014 3:25:49 PM
It's surprisingly easy to have >10,000 emails. If you're a new member to an active mailing list. A technical support list of a large infrastructure with multiple status polls. Or a discussion list in large company that hasn't been archived. Being accurate is a good thing. Bad enough if this was a GUI bug. If it was a bug dealing with storing data, it would have tossed messages once it hit 10,000.
3/10/2014 3:55:39 PM
At what point do actually stating the exact amount of unread emails cease to be meaningful though; 100, 1000, 10000, 100000...1000000000000? :P
3/10/2014 4:00:47 PM
For me, personally, it's 1...
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