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Apple iOS 7.1 set to touchdown in the next week

By Simon Thomas on 05th March 2014

Apple iOS 7

 

Last month we brought you news that Apple iOS 7.1 would be released to iPad and iPhone owners in March. Now we've got information that the update could be released within the next week.

 

The release of the new version of Apple's operating system is expected to coincide with Apple's first iTunes Music Festival, which begins on March 11th.

 

The reason? Well, Apple are going to be streaming the 5-day music festival live for free to iPhone, iPad and iPod owners and apparently that's going to require the new iOS 7.1 update.

 

Presumably Apple will give users a good couple of days to update their devices in time for the start of the festival, so a launch towards the end of this week (or early next week) seems like the most likely outcome.

 

Apple apparently 'effectively' finished the iOS 7 update back in February and the beta version was released to developers back in November. So everything seems to be in place for the release and we've got our fingers crossed it'll happen within the next week.

 

iOS 7.1: What's new?

 

Apple iOS 7 was the biggest change to Apple's platform in years, so it should be no surprise to learn that iOS 7.1 is a more of a minor update. However, it will bring performance and stability improvements across Apple's range, as well as fixing a number of security flaws.

 

New features are thought to include the addition of Auto HDR mode (iPhone 5S only), Burst-Photo Uploading and a new Dark Keyboard mode. While, the Calender is also expected to be updated and Siri will continue to be improved - which is vital for the new CarPlay mode.

 

We're sure Apple will have a couple more surprises in store with iOS 7.1 and as soon as we get more information we'll let you know. Until then you might want to checkout the recently announced Apple CarPlay, which brings the iPhone experience to a car's dashboard.

 

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