Apple Releases iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV [u]

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After long months of waiting, and without GM seed, Apple has released iOS 7.1 to the public. The update is available for all iOS 7-compatible iPhones and iPads, and the Apple TV.

Update:  The latest update brings several improvements to the iOS experience such as CarPlay, which is now officially part of Apple’s mobile operating system. We saw it in action last week after the company announced it, but starting today it is now part of your iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s.

Also, iOS 7.1 brings Siri improvements as well:

  • Manually control when Siri listens by holding down the home button while you speak and releasing it when you’re done as an alternative to letting Siri automatically notice when you stop talking
  • New, more natural sounding male and female voices for Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese

Those who had the chance of listening to iTunes Radio will notice that Apple has improved its music streaming service as well: Users can buy an album with the tap of a button from Now Playing, for example, the release notes reveal.

It is worth mentioning that, in line with previous rumours, iOS 7.1 improves Touch ID fingerprint recognition as well. Also, it adds iCloud Keychain support for additional countries.

Here are some other improvements iOS 7.1 brings:

  • Calendar
    • Option to display events in month view
    • Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries
  • Accessibility
    • Bold font option now includes the keyboard, calculator, and many icon glyphs
    • Reduce Motion option now includes Weather, Messages, and multitasking UI animations
    • New options to display button shapes, darken app colors, and reduce white point
  • New Camera setting to automatically enable HDR for iPhone 5s
  • FaceTime call notifications are automatically cleared when you answer a call on another device
  • Fixes a bug that could occasionally cause a home screen crash
  • Improved performance for iPhone 4
  • Fixes display of Mail unread badge for numbers greater than 10,000
  • Continued user interface refinements

iOS 7.1 has build no. 11D169b, and you can download the firmware using the links below.

  • Apple TV 2G (AppleTV2,1) version 6.1 [Download]
  • Apple TV 3G (AppleTV3,1) version 6.1  Download
  • AppleTV3,2 (AppleTV3,2) version 6.1  Download
  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,1) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad 2 (GSM) (iPad2,2) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad 2 (CDMA) (iPad2,3) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad2,4 (iPad2,4) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,5) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad Mini (GSM) (iPad2,6) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad Mini (CDMA) (iPad2,7) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad 3 (Wi-Fi) (iPad3,1) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad 3 (GSM) (iPad3,2) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad 3 (CDMA) (iPad3,3) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad 4 (Wi-Fi) (iPad3,4) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad 4 (GSM) (iPad3,5) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad 4 (CDMA) (iPad3,6) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad4,1 (iPad4,1) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad4,2 (iPad4,2) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad4,3 (iPad4,3) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad4,4 (iPad4,4) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad4,5 (iPad4,5) version 7.1  Download
  • iPad4,6 (iPad4,6) version 7.1  Download
  • iPhone 4 (GSM) (iPhone3,1) version 7.1  Download
  • iPhone 4 (GSM) (2012) (iPhone3,2) version 7.1  Download
  • iPhone 4 (CDMA) (iPhone3,3) version 7.1  Download
  • iPhone 4S (iPhone4,1) version 7.1  Download
  • iPhone 5 (GSM) (iPhone5,1) version 7.1  Download
  • iPhone 5 (CDMA) (iPhone5,2) version 7.1  Download
  • iPhone5,3 (iPhone5,3) version 7.1  Download
  • iPhone5,4 (iPhone5,4) version 7.1  Download
  • iPhone6,1 (iPhone6,1) version 7.1  Download
  • iPhone6,2 (iPhone6,2) version 7.1  Download
  • iPod touch 5G (iPod5,1) version 7.1  Download
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