IOS 7.1 Is Out With Australian Siri Update And Visual Tweaks

IOS 7.1 Is Out With Australian Siri Update And Visual Tweaks
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iOS 7.1 is now available through Software Update on all your Apple devices. Here’s what’s new — including an improved Australian English accent in Siri.

The key features in the the new version:

  • Updates to the visual interface, primarily switching to rounded UI elements in the phone dialer and power off features.
  • Improvements to the keyboard interface.
  • Fix for random reboot problem with iPhone 5S.
  • CarPlay support
  • Manual control of how long Siri listens by holding down the Home button while you speak.
  • New, more natural voices for Siri in Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English and Japanese. (We have a video comparing the old and new accent.)
  • Updates to iTunes Radio, including the ability to create stations by searching and subscribing to iTunes Match.
  • New month view in Calendar.
  • Improved performance for iPhone 4.
  • New camera setting to automatically enable HDR for iphone 5S.

Apple releases iOS 7.1 with reboot fix, UI tweaks, and CarPlay [The Verge]


  • Update will be nice if it truly fixes the reboot/stability issues. Only our dear loveable friends at Apple can tout a new “feature” as “rounded UI elements in the phone dialer and power off features.”

    The camera setting I’d rather see is the option to have iOS auto-enhance photos by default. That feature does a really good job of tweaking that last 5-10% from a photo. But having to do it manually to EVERY photo taken is a chore.

    Also – they need to find a way to have those enhanced photos export WITH the enhancements… the current .xml sidecar solution is pointless if it only exists inside the device used to take the pic.

    Anyway… like all Apple updates… best to give it a couple days for others to try first and weed out any Apple howlers that made it through the extensive rigoursous testing regime… /sarcasm/

  • I have a case on order for my 3GS (purchased recently for development testing). If this update doesn’t fix the performance issues on the iPhone 4, I will be ‘upgrading’ to iOS 6.

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