iOS 7.1 available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Apple released iOS 7.1 for iPhone 4 (and later), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 (and later). iOS 7.1 includes a host of new features and improvements. New feature is the CarPlay (for CarPlay enabled vehicle).

CarPlay provides great iPhone experience on your vehicle. Current line up for 2014 cars are Forrari, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Bens and Volvo. Many other manufacturers are committed to provide CarPlay compatibility in the future.

Calendar gets new Month view on iOS devices and the addition of several country-specific holidays. On the accessibility front, Apple added new options to the Bold font, more Reduce Motion options, and other changes.

Perhaps the most noticable part is the improvements for iPhone 4.

iPhone 4 users will enjoy improved responsiveness and performance.

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The release notes:

iOS 7.1

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • CarPlay

    • iOS experience designed for the car

    • Simply connect your iPhone to a CarPlay enabled vehicle

    • Supports Phone, Music, Maps, Messages, and 3rd-party audio apps

    • Control with Siri and the car's touchscreen, knobs, and buttons

  • Siri

    • Manually control when Siri listens by holding down the home button while you speak and releasing it when you're done as an alternative to letting Siri automatically notice when you stop talking

    • New, more natural sounding male and female voices for Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese

  • iTunes Radio

    • Search field above Featured Stations to easily create stations based on your favorite artist or song

    • Buy albums with the tap of a button from Now Playing

    • Subscribe to iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to enjoy iTunes Radio ad-free

  • Calendar

    • Option to display events in month view

    • Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries

  • Accessibility

    • Bold font option now includes the keyboard, calculator, and many icon glyphs

    • Reduce Motion option now includes Weather, Messages, and multitasking UI animations

    • New options to display button shapes, darken app colors, and reduce white point

  • New Camera setting to automatically enable HDR for iPhone 5s

  • iCloud Keychain support in additional countries

  • FaceTime call notifications are automatically cleared when you answer a call on another device

  • Fixes a bug that could occasionally cause a home screen crash

  • Improves Touch ID fingerprint recognition

  • Improved performance for iPhone 4

  • Fixes display of Mail unread badge for numbers greater than 10,000 Continued user interface refinements

  • For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

iOS 7.1 is available for iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 and later.
For mode details about CarPlay, please visit website.
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