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Apple releases iOS 7.0.3 to fix iMessage bug and motion sickness

Also delivers iCloud Keychain and Password Generator
Wed Oct 23 2013, 14:16
Apple iPhone 5S in space grey gold and silver

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Apple has released an update for iPhone and iPad users that promises to fix the ongoing iMessage bug and to stop people from throwing up.

The update is called iOS 7.0.3, and while it sounds like a fairly insignificant update, it delivers a number of improvements for iPhone and iPad users.

Chief among these is a fix for Apple's ongoing iMessage bug that saw users unable to send messages to other iOS users despite being able to receive them. According to Apple, this is now fixed.

It's not just iMessage users who will no longer be suffering, as Apple claims its latest update will also stop users from throwing up. Some users had been complaining that Apple's new parallax and zoom features were giving them motion sickness, so Apple has offered a remedy in iOS 7.0.3. The "Reduce Motion" setting drastically reduces the fancy motions in iOS 7, and given our experience with the update so far it also makes the software seem much nippier.

iCloud Keychain has also been added in iOS 7.0.3, which - much like the option in Apple's free Mavericks OS X operating system - means the software can now keep track of a user's passwords and credit card details, assuming they want it to. Password Generator is also included, a feature that enables Safari to generate random passwords for iOS users.

Apple has also added an update to the lockscreen for iPhone 5S users that delays the display of "Slide to Unlock" when TouchID is in use.

Other tweaks included in iOS 7.0.3 include the ability to search the web and Wikipedia from Universal Search, improvements to the accelerometer which should fix the glitchy Maps application, enhancements to Apple's iWork suite, and a fix for the iPhone lockscreen bypass.

Apple's iOS 7.0.3 is available to download now. µ


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