Apple finally completes iOS 7.1

It has certainly taken its time, but it seems that Apple's development team has finally decided that iOS 7.1 is ready for public consumption.

That's according to the BGR site and its source, which claims Apple will not make another beta version of the software upgrade available to external developers. That effectively means the software is ready for an official release.

It claims that public release should be in the next few weeks, with the source claiming 'early March' is a likely window for it, although it could be earlier than that. Apple isn't at MWC, but it could take a lot of the headlines away from new phones at the end of February if it drops the new software then. Just a thought.

As for the software itself, that has taken so long, we are expecting something special. But the reality could be a lot of problem sorting. The same report claims slowness, app crashes and phone restarts will be sorted, which hopefully extends to older iPhones. Using iOS 7 on an iPhone 4 is a daily trial. In addition, the software is said to be 'much more cohesive and thought out' in this latest version. Presumably that means getting round to the little things that didn't quite make the cut in the first version.

Of course, there's still the rumour of new features, the most prominent being the introduction of iOS in the Car. No word on that, we'll just have to wait and see if it appears or is held back for iOS 8, which is already in the planning stages.

Source: BGR

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