Apple releases third beta of iOS 7.1 with iCloud, audiobook fixes

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in iPhone edited January 2014
Apple on Tuesday supplied developers with its third pre-release beta of iOS 7.1, a forthcoming update for its mobile operating system, with the latest build bringing fixes for creating a new iCloud account, as well as playing back audio books.

iOS 7.1


People familiar with the software indicated it is identified as "Build 11D5127c." It is available to download from Apple's developer website, as well as over the air on test devices, but is not intended for general public use.

The third beta of iOS 7.1 is said to fix an issue that could arrise when creating a new iCloud account during setup. In addition, the latest build reportedly no longer gives an error when users enable iCloud Keychain.

In addition, Apple also fixed an issue in iOS 7.1 that could cause problems when listening to audiobooks on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

The software is not yet ready for primetime, however, as people familiar with the latest build said that Apple has informed developers that a handful of known issues remain. For example, 32-bit Bluetooth applications on 64-bit devices, like the iPhone 5s or latest iPads, do not work properly.

An error is also said to remain in which the Messages application sometimes indicates an iMessage send failure immediately after sending. Developers can work around this by tapping the error icon to re-send the message.

Previously, Apple provided developers with the second beta of iOS 7.1 in mid-December, addressing bugs related to iTunes Match, and also making it easier to access Touch ID settings on the iPhone 5s.
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  • Reply 1 of 35

    Im really enjoying 7, can't wait to see what turn 8 is going to take.

  • Reply 2 of 35
    Im really enjoying 7, can't wait to see what turn 8 is taking.
  • Reply 3 of 35
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 6,952member

    This better darn well fix (insert favorite pet peeve, issue that only I have, feature I need to function in life, Android feature they’ve had for years) or I’m dumping Apple. Don’t they test this stuff? Apple’s QA has gone south since Steve died. I might just buy a Galaxy over this.

     

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  • Reply 4 of 35
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,799member
    If it doesn't fix the icons I'm going back to Symbian!
  • Reply 5 of 35
    I hope they fix the UI for unlocking your phone, the glow effect is too long and it becomes easy for anyone who's casually looking at your phone to figure it out. Really annoying!

    I also wish they'd do something about the video player's UI, and the retarded iPad's calendar UI. Whoever thought that creating small month labels and fading them in and out is a good idea?

    I am not a big fan of skeuomorphism; however, I preferred the clarity of the previous UI compared to this overly subtle UI which is closer to looking like a mistake than a feature. Like scrolling through the SMS messages, that's not a bouncing effect, or is it?
  • Reply 6 of 35
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member
    Unfortunately animations are still terribly slow. There is no reason for this, other than Apple wants it this way.

    Evidence: HiddenSettings7, as available from Cydia. This unlocks hidden developer settings, which allow you customize Apples own preset animation function. Slowing down the animations by 50% results in the way they should be.

    The devices are not slow, Apple has just chosen too slow of a speed for the animation. Shame.

    Also, in 7.1 beta 3, the keyboard (on iPad) seems to have bolder (and blurrier) characters...looks awful.
  • Reply 7 of 35

    I hope it fixes all the crashes I get in Safari. 

  • Reply 8 of 35
    I believe the Bluetooth issue is a misreading of the release notes. The 32-bit issue seems to relate only to apps being compiled using iOS SDK 7.1 beta 3. It should not affect existing apps.
  • Reply 9 of 35
    poochpooch Posts: 768member
    I hope they fix the UI for unlocking your phone, the glow effect is too long and it becomes easy for anyone who's casually looking at your phone to figure it out. Really annoying!

    I also wish they'd do something about the video player's UI, and the retarded iPad's calendar UI. Whoever thought that creating small month labels and fading them in and out is a good idea?

    I am not a big fan of skeuomorphism; however, I preferred the clarity of the previous UI compared to this overly subtle UI which is closer to looking like a mistake than a feature. Like scrolling through the SMS messages, that's not a bouncing effect, or is it?

    https://www.apple.com/feedback/

    seriously
  • Reply 10 of 35
    pooch wrote: »

    I wonder how much that website gets constructive feedback vs venting vs "Boy-Apple-has-gone-downhill-since-Steve-died" type of replies.
  • Reply 11 of 35
    Im really enjoying 7, can't wait to see what turn 8 is going to take.

    You're gonna love 8.

    400

    (Alt caption was going to be: "Windows: Love it or 8 it")
  • Reply 12 of 35
    I tried to update over-the-air via the Settings app and it put my Mini Retina in recovery mode.
  • Reply 13 of 35
    k2director wrote: »
    I hope it fixes all the crashes I get in Safari. 

    Use Chrome, the only browser tested by Duddler Tech.
  • Reply 14 of 35
    boeyc15boeyc15 Posts: 986member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gordon1420 View Post

    I believe the Bluetooth issue is a misreading of the release notes. The 32-bit issue seems to relate only to apps being compiled using iOS SDK 7.1 beta 3. It should not affect existing apps.

     

    Perhaps... but I tried using my 5s BT with a rental over xmas... what a nightmare... but it was Ford Sync... so....
  • Reply 15 of 35
    plagenplagen Posts: 151member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post





    Use Chrome, the only browser tested by Duddler Tech.

    Chrome crashes as well, on ipadair at least.

  • Reply 16 of 35
    boeyc15boeyc15 Posts: 986member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bloggerblog View Post

    I hope they fix the UI for unlocking your phone, the glow effect is too long and it becomes easy for anyone who's casually looking at your phone to figure it out. Really annoying!



    I also wish they'd do something about the video player's UI, and the retarded iPad's calendar UI. Whoever thought that creating small month labels and fading them in and out is a good idea?



    I am not a big fan of skeuomorphism; however, I preferred the clarity of the previous UI compared to this overly subtle UI which is closer to looking like a mistake than a feature. Like scrolling through the SMS messages, that's not a bouncing effect, or is it?

     

    IMO a lot less 'polish' in iOS7 with these new shiney effects. I still need to read up on how to use the calendar(because it does not 'just work') . Deleteing emails- I have to swipe 'just so' to capture the delete part, else it opens the mail. Very frustrating, it worked great in iOS6.


    yea yea yea, apple.com/feedback... we know. This is a rant post! :)
  • Reply 17 of 35
    poochpooch Posts: 768member
    I wonder how much that website gets constructive feedback vs venting vs "Boy-Apple-has-gone-downhill-since-Steve-died" type of replies.

    i use it several times a year to submit feature requests and the occasional bug report. i have seen exactly two of the requests i've submitted end up as features. i'm not silly enough to think that they're paying attention to me, per se, but based on what i've seen i'm hopeful that they might just aggregate the reports and pay attention to the sum total.
  • Reply 18 of 35
    aeleggaelegg Posts: 99member

    I know this isn't a support forum, so please ignore if it shouldn't be here, but my Contacts keep disappearing from my 4S using iOS7. 

    All disappear except 3 or 4 (perhaps ones MADE on the phone itself?).



    I don't need contacts every minute so it's minor annoyance, so I let it drag on sometimes. 

     

    Sometimes they re-appear on their own (WiFi Sync from iCloud while at home, perhaps involving iMac, I think).



    Sometimes I dig deep into my phone's Settings "looking" for something to do with Contacts.  Then I sometimes find an entry that "shows" them, and they're back.

     

    Right now they're staying "gone" a little longer than usual, and I can't find that magic location in Settings where they reappear.

     

    I know this isn't an "actionable" story.

     

    1st Last bit:  My iCloud storage keeps claiming "full".  I don't mind that either for now, but didn't think it would impair Contacts-Syncing.

    2nd Last bit:  I use the Clear list-management app which syncs to my other iOS devices (using cell data).  That iCloud setting keeps getting turned off and it complains that it can't update.  That usually takes "fooling-with" right in Clear.

     

    I couldn't resist posting my story.  My apologies to all.

  • Reply 19 of 35
    nikiloknikilok Posts: 383member

    Anyone here experience occassional reebots of the iPhone 5S running iOS 7 ?

    A friend of mine said he experienced such reeboots from time to time.

    Hope 7.1 irons all such stuff..

  • Reply 20 of 35
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    lkrupp wrote: »
    Apple’s QA has gone south since Steve died.

    This would never have happened if Brian Griffin was still alive.

    400

    Oh, wait...

    ;)
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