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iOS 7.1 now available: adds several new features, fixes reboot, and breaks jailbreak


News by Andrew Kameka on Monday March 10, 2014.

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Apple today announced the availability of iOS 7.1 for its mobile devices today. The latest version of iOS is about addressing some of the annoying problems that have been present since iOS 7 launch last fall, including the random reboots that seemed to occur for no reason. There are plenty of unnamed "interface refinements, bug fixes, improvements, and new features" including in the update, but that may be the most appealing and useful.

Another change is that the incoming call menu now features more distinguishable buttons for answering or declining, messaging, or triggering reminders, so it makes it less likely that someone presses the wrong button. The Month View shows upcoming Calendar dates, and the camera app can now recognize when an HDR photo would be suit an image and automatically switch to HDR (optional).

One change that will be less welcome to some iPhone owners is that iOS 7.1 has patched the vulnerability that allowed evasi0n to jailbreak an iOS 7 device. This was expected given that one of the beta releases made it clear that Apple was working to prevent the jailbreak. Anyone wishes to maintain their phone should avoid updating. All others can head to Settings > General > Software Update

source: Apple

 
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