For those of you with an iPhone or iPad or fifth gen iPod touch, you probably noticed a little ‘1’ badge pop up next to Settings last night.
That of course means update time, as iOS 7.1 has finally been unleashed upon the iMasses. Let’s take a look at some of the key iOS 7.1 features.
First up, we have CarPlay, which is of no interest to anyone unless you have your eye(s) on a spanking new car with CarPlay functionality built in. Moving on…
When speaking to Siri, you can now hold the Home button down while talking instead of having Siri automatically detect when you’ve gone silent.
There are a handful of changes to iTunes Radio (buy albums with the tap of a button from Now Playing, easily subscribe to iTunes Match and get rid of ads), but all that does is remind us that the service isn’t yet available in the UK.
For iPhone 5s users, iOS 7.1 introduces the ability to automatically enable HDR (high dynamic range), while Touch ID fingerprint recognition is improved.
In the iOS Calendar app, it’s now possible to view events while in Month view. One of those things that made me think: ‘Was it different before?’ But then I don’t use Calendar much.
Finally, there’s an updated look and feel, perhaps most notably affecting the incoming call screen, where the slider thingy is replaced by Decline and Accept buttons.
For full and official iOS 7.1 release notes, hit up these blue words.