iOS 7.1 & iOS 7.0.3 Anticipation Grows Ahead of iPad Launch

Tomorrow, Apple is set to unleash a pair of new iPads in the iPad mini 2 and the iPad 5. However, rumors also suggest that the company could be introducing a number of other products including a brand new update to its iOS 7 software. iOS 7.0.3 and iOS 7.1 have both been rumored for arrival and anticipation for the updates is high ahead of tomorrow’s iPad launch wherein Apple could announce one of them for arrival.

Last month, Apple rolled out its iOS 7 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The release date was marred by installation issues that users encountered when trying to install the update. And while those issues subsided, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners have been complaining about a myriad of issues with iOS 7 since installing the update back in September.

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Apple, for its part has acknowledged several of the major problems impacting its iOS software. The first admission came in the form of a swift iOS 7.0.1 update that tackled a Touch ID issue on the iPhone 5s and more. A few days later, Apple rolled out iOS 7.0.2 to all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners in an attempt to fix a passcode issue that allowed nefarious users to bypass the lock screen and view the camera roll and more.

Since then, the company has confirmed two more major issues with its iOS 7 update including an iMessage issue that is preventing iPhone users from sending or receiving iMessages and another issue that has killed the filters and control that teachers have over their iPads inside the classroom. Earlier this month, Apple confirmed that it was working on these two issues and that it would be rolling out an update sometime this month to address them.

That update has not been confirmed just yet though speculation, and logic, suggests that tomorrow’s iPad launch in San Francisco will be the source of an iOS 7 update announcement. Rumors have pointed to either an iOS 7.0.3 or iOS 7.1 update from Apple that will be aimed at fixing those two issues and have a chance to iron out some of the other issues that iOS 7 users have been dealing with since launch.

In particular, iPhone and iPad owners have been reportedly dealing with battery drain, Wi-Fi issues, general lag, FaceTime Audio problems, random reboots, and even a brand new security flaw. iPhone 4 and iPad 2 owners have been particularly vocal about the issues with their updates, unsurprising given how old the devices are.

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Ahead of the iPad, anticipation for one update or the other has grown as iPhone and iPad owners seek a remedy for the issues plaguing their device. Users have  taken to social media, message boards and more to express their frustration with the current version of iOS 7 and many of those are hoping for an iOS 7.1 or iOS 7.0.3 update tomorrow.

There is no guarantee that Apple will announce an update tomorrow but it appears likely. The company confirmed an update for this month and what better way to announce it then on stage at its iPad event. Gotta Be Mobile has also started seeing iOS 7.0.3 and iOS 7.1 appear in server logs, another sign that an update could be close.

Typically, iOS .1 updates offer a couple of new features but thus far, we haven’t heard about any. Last year’s iOS 6.1 update offered new functionality for Siri and brand new lock screen music controls. Whatever the case, Apple doesn’t make promises it can’t keep, so, we expect an iOS update to roll out relatively soon. Whether or not it tackles issues beyond iMessage and issues in the classroom remains to be seen.

In addition to a new iOS 7 update, tomorrow’s iPad event could feature a new Retina-powered iPad mini 2, redesigned iPad 5, OS X Mavericks release date and price, new Mac Pro details and new MacBook Pro models.

Comments

  1. Prateek says

    Let’s hope the lag issue gets resolved . It’s really frustrating to type with a keyboard lag.

  2. stevecologne says

    Only one brave decision:

    Before WWDC in June I was curious and anticipating the new forthcoming iPad and iPhone and some moderate improvements in the next iOS.

    Now I am glad and relieved that I have our iPhones 5 and 4s and our iPad 3 and Mini still running on iOS6.

    iOS7 completely destroys the magic touch of Apple. It’s much worse than any Android Version. So, now there is not the slightest reason to buy any new iPhone or iPad, although there are some excellent technical improvements with iPhone 5s like the better camera or the faster CPU.

    Tim Cook and Apple need to reach only one brave and absolutely unavoidable decision:
    Dispose and forget iOS7, bring back iOS6 or launch a better designed iOS8 which cannot deny the similarity to iOS6.

    Only this would bring back the magic and the Apple touch and feel which we all love.

    Think about it, Tim.

    • Larry says

      Great reply there!! iOS 7 is why I left apple, if Steve jobs were here Tim would be fired!!! And we all would be better off

    • Larry says

      I think after Tuesdays I pad launch there will be a huge update on ALL I devices?? The guy at apple store mentioned that but you know apple they hide everything

  3. Lawrence Fisher says

    iOS 7 is an awful OS for iPhones less than 4S. There is no way back to iOS 6. Although there are many people complaining, Apple tells me that they now of no issues. I do not know of anyone who does not have problems.

  4. Larry says

    Has anyone noticed on apple shitty iOS 7 on camera pics you don’t get a full screen picture anymore?? Ya some new camera features?? Can the 5s and iOS 7 mount anymore issues?? They should recall this crap!! They care on there profits not the buyer!! And brag on 8 million sold?? Ya do they tell you how many were returned?? God forbid they allow iOS 8 next year?? If so I hope apple goes down the🚽🚽🚽💩💩💩😷😷😷

  5. Claude says

    I’m still running iOS 6.1 on my iPad Mini.
    Being a long time system administrator on Win Server and Unix nets I always wait a couple of days when a new release of the OS goes live and read tech forums on it.
    This way I still have my wonderful, classy, almost magic and snappy iPad experience and don’t have the laggy and buggy thing with the teenager look&feel. ;-)
    IMHO Aplle screwed it this time.

  6. INDI says

    So…very best ios 7.0.3 very easy use! File is open new system! Also better speed inter net and file! ios running very good!!!! Hope ios 7.1?? Everything is better ios7! Good luck apple!!!

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