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Apple will release iOS 7.1 to iPhones and iPads in 'early March'

Update is set to deliver Car Display, Calendar View and design tweaks
Wed Feb 05 2014, 11:43
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WALLED GARDEN SOFTWARE VENDOR Apple reportedly will roll out iOS 7.1 to iPhones and iPads in 'early March', sources with knowledge of the firm's plans have reported.

BGR has heard from unnamed sources that Apple likely won't release another iOS 7.1 beta for download, and instead will release the update to customers following the imminent release of a Gold Master build.

The sources claim that Apple likely will release iOS 7.1 in 'early March', although BGR thought this seems a little too far away and predicted that instead Apple will roll out the update in late February.

Thanks to the many beta builds that Apple has released over the past five months, we already know about all there is to know about iOS 7.1.

The biggest feature set to arrive with the software update is Car Display, which wil enable iPhone users to hook up their handsets to car systems to see alerts appear on their dashboards.

Calendar View is set to make a welcome return in iOS 7.1, too, which will allow users to quickly glance at events on their Calendars every day.

Other incoming features are a little less exciting, with iOS 7.1 set to introduce new Power Off and Phone buttons, which will lose their rectangular shapes in favour of rounder, curvier outlines.

The update will also deliver a handful of tweaks to the iOS 7 virtual keyboard that will allow users to turn off the widely disliked parallax effect when switching to a new wallpaper, and will include a number of fixes, including one to resolve random reboot issues and another to reduce software lag.

Apple has yet to announce when it will release iOS 7.1. However, once it's released, iPhone and iPad users will be notified and the update will be available to download over the air. µ


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