We have taken a quick look at iOS 7.1 vs. iOS 7 changes after reporting the update went live today, but one subtle difference we can see is with the iOS 7.1 keyboard that now seems a lot brighter on our iPad mini. We cannot confirm if this is the same on iPhone 5S, 5C, and other models but there’s certainly a change to the iPad keyboard.
Luckily, we just took a screenshot of our iPad mini keyboard within iOS 7 and then again after installing the iOS 7.1 software. You can see both the screenshots without us making any changes other than adding a label for what version of iOS they were taken in.
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This screenshot reveals the duller looking keyboard we all know and have been using for weeks, then below that you will see the new iOS 7.1 keyboard with a change to brightness and a few other differences like font weight.
Do you like the new keyboard after installing the iOS 7.1 software update? It is brighter, but do you like it more?
Personally, I think the new iOS 7.1 keyboard looks clean but it is very bright in comparison. We also notice a speed improvement with the iPhone 5S after only using it for a few minutes, so we’d need more time to see if this lasts.
It is worth noting that the differences between keyboards are far clearer on the iPhone/iPad screens and not as clear after uploading to this page, but trust us when we say there’s certainly a big brightness difference.
What changes do you notice with iOS 7.1 vs. iOS 7? You can see the release notes via our earlier article.