As predicted in multiple reports, Apple has released the well-awaited update for the iOS 7 today. The final version of iOS 7.1 update has just been released by Apple for those owning an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. In the same time, the update brings full support for the recently released CarPlay feature.
The update also brings various smaller enhancements and the expected bug fixes and general performance improvements. The release was anticipated by numerous reliable sources, and iOS 7.1 has made an entrance now, around the middle of March, somehow earlier than anticipated.
After five beta versions released so far, which offered us plenty of information and details regarding the CarPlay feature, the iOS 7.1 is now ready to reach all compatible devices out there, mostly those who already run the iOS 7 software version.
Since we already have seen plenty of insights regarding this update, the iOS 7.1 does not offer any hidden surprises. Still, offering some visual and aesthetics tweaks, the CarPlay compatibility, and the rest of bug fixes, the iOS 7.1 will definitely gather some attention, at least from users who do not rely on a jailbroken device since the Evasi0n7 is completely patched in iOS 7.1.
As far as the official change log is concerned, the update brings the already mentioned CarPlay experience for the car, which supports Phone, Music, Maps, Messages and various third-party audio apps. In the same time, the release also brings various enhancements for Siri. Now, users are able to manually control Siri when to listen or not.
The virtual assistant has received more natural surrounding male and female voices for Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese. In the same time, the iOS 7.1 release also offers plenty of improvements for the Touch ID fingerprint recognition, and an overall performance improvement for the iPhone 4. In what concerns the camera feature, for those of you who enjoy taking artistic photos using your iOS-based devices, the iOS 7.1 automatically enables HDR for iPhone 5S.
Accessibility has been improved with a new “Button Shapes” option which allows users to notice tappable areas more easily, a” Darken Colors” option which darkens the accessible areas, and an enhancement to Contrast that offers users the possibility to reduce the iOS 7’s white point.
Based on the testimonies of those who already tried the updated iOS 7 version on their devices, it appears that the iOS 7.1 is stable and nice, offering the kind of fluidity that Apple has accustomed its users over the past few years. The update is compatible with iPhone 4 and up, iPad 2 and newer version, the iPad mini and Mini 2 as well as with the fifth generation of iPod Touch.
In case you are interested in downloading iOS 7.1 update for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, feel free to visit Apple’s official page or head over to iTunes for an OTA update. Once again, if you want to preserve a jailbreak, you should not upgrade your device yet, at least until there is a jailbreak available for this firmware version.