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Apple will likely release iOS 7.1 to iPhones and iPads 'any day now'

Apple's iTunes Festival app will require software bump
Wed Mar 05 2014, 10:48
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SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Apple likely will release the first major update for its iOS 7 operating system within the next week, with reports claiming that iOS 7.1 will arrive on iPhones and iPads "any day now".

That's according to Daring Fireball's John Gruber, who claims that Apple's iTunes Festival app will require users to be running iOS 7.1. While that perhaps doesn't sound very exciting, Apple's iTunes Festival kicks off at SXSW in the US next week, suggesting that Apple likely will release the update to iPhone and iPad users any day now.

Gruber said, "Apple's first iTunes Festival in the US starts a week from today at SXSW in Austin.

"Apple is going to stream the performances to iOS devices using an app, but I've heard from a little birdie that the app requires iOS 7.1 (which explains why the app isn't out yet). That means iOS 7.1 should ship any day now."

This matches previous speculation, which claimed that the software update would debut at the beginning of March.

While Apple is yet to cough on what we can expect from iOS 7.1, we already know about all there is to know about the upcoming software update. Its features are set to include Cardisplay, which Apple announced earlier this week, the return of Calendar View, redesigned buttons, keyboard tweaks and a number of software fixes that should stop iDevices randomly rebooting.

Apple has yet to respond to the reports. µ

 

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