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iOS 7.1 blow for release to public

It now looks like an iOS 7.1 beta 6 might land thanks to the release date to public not coming when some people thought it would. We previously heard about the iTunes Festival app needing an update for a live stream, and rumors in regard to version 5.0 needing iOS 7.1, so this created hype towards a public release being imminent.

We now know that was not the case after the the app received an update for SXSW 2014 this week. The notes explain that the app has a refreshed design and received an update for the “iTunes Festival at SXSW”.

It seems most Apple fans have a date in-mind when iOS 7.1 might see a release to public and problems that need fixing. One UK reader had this to say, “I hope the lock screen horizontal keyboard glitch gets fixed, it’s becoming a pain”. We have also seen iOS 7.0.6 randomly turn off, so this alone could be reason enough for an iOS 7.1 beta 6 to fix those problems.

2014 iPad Air and mini differentiator

Fixes needed with iOS 7.1 – If the update doesn’t land within days and we get a beta 6 instead, then what would you like to see improved with the next beta? We have heard from some Product Reviews readers having battery life issues on the iPhone 4 and even iPhone 5S, but this might be due to a bad install in some circumstances. One reader from India had this to say, “My iPhone 4S battery life drained really fast after installing the latest iOS 7 download, then I performed a clean install and everything is back to normal again. My tip of the week, try a clean install before contacting Apple”.

What would you like to see fixed on iPad or iPhone with iOS 7.1? If you’re a developer, do you think a beta 6 is needed before a release to public?

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There will be a number of bug fixes and graphic tweaks, but personally it would be amazing to see the iPhone 5/5S iOS 7 Airdrop work to Mac. We highlighted the need for this feature in the past and we’re not alone. Leave a comment below with what you think needs fixing and new features that should arrive in the next update.

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