Apple releases iOS 7.1, brings sports ‘improvements and bug fixes’

Apple has released iOS 7.1 bringing a number of small aesthetic changes to parts of the OS. Apple has re-added some of the touch indicators for buttons that were removed in the first version of iOS 7, without enough context for where to tap.

Other changes include support for CarPlay; improvements to accessibility options, including a new bold font; options to reduce motion and parallax for Weather, Messages and multitasking; better Siri support by adding the ability to hold down the home button to activate Siri and release it when finished speaking, rather than waiting for the voice assistant to detect when you’re done.

iOS 7.1 also fixes the persistent and extremely annoying random reboot issue that has been plaguing new devices, especially those with the 64-bit A7 chip like the iPhone 5s.

iOS 7.1 reportedly improves speed and stability on the iPhone 4 and increases the accuracy of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5s.

IOS 7.1 is compatible with iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, iPad 2, 3, 4, Air, mini and mini with Retina, and iPod touch 5th gen.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]