The third installment of the series after iOS 7 — iOS 7.0.3 with the build number of 11B511 — has now been released over the air, and for manual download which is found at the bottom of this post.
There were a few issues considered larger than I’m sure Apple would have liked in the last 0.2 build.
One of the fruit companies’ favorite things in the new firmware was the motion graphics used in the background; this was to be considered something that had never been seen before and state of the art technology. While it did manage to look the part, it also caused a stir, with many people reporting feeling sick from using it.
Since then we have seen temporary fixes come into play, but now with iOS 7.0.3 there has been a dedicated button for it that will actually reduce the motion for you once you swipe. While it is creating so many problems, it’s really great to see Apple go out of their way to try to correct it. I’m sure the ordeal has left them slightly embarrassed, but it seems we can all easily move on from it now.
One thing we all can’t live without is the calendar app working properly. iOS 7 saw it calibrated incorrectly and thus lead to time problems. The accelerometer calibration issue is now fixed.
The other really big issue was the iMessages bug, that saw as many as 10% of people with the bug. Again, we saw some temporary work around for that — many of which we also posted on the site — but now Apple have addressed the problem properly, and all should be pertinently good after you download to this version of firmware.
Dating back to the very first build, we saw a number of hackers getting passed the lock-screen. We can safely say that these types of exploits have also been taken care of.
Other than that, there are at least 10 more bugs that have been solved now. The rest is to be considered more on the minor side of things so we won’t run through them all.
If there is something specific you would like to see you can view the changelog here:
Here is the full changelog:
Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices
Adds Password Generator so Safari can suggest unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts
Updates lock screen to delay display of “slide to unlock” when Touch ID is in use
Adds back the ability to search the web and Wikipedia from Spotlight search
Fixes an issue where iMessage failed to send for some users
Fixes a bug that could prevent iMessage from activating
Improves system stability when using iWork apps
Fixes an accelerometer calibration issue
Addresses an issue that could cause Siri and VoiceOver to use a lower quality voice
Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion and animation
Fixes an issue that could cause VoiceOver input to be too sensitive
Updates the Bold Text setting to also change dial pad text
Fixes an issue that could cause supervised devices to become un-supervised when updating software
And here is the links:
– iPad Air (5th generation WiFi + Cellular)
– (5th generation WiFi)
– iPad (4th generation CDMA)
– (4th generation GSM)
– (4th generation WiFi)
– iPad mini (CDMA)
– (WiFi + Cellular)
– iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
– Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
– Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
– Wi-Fi (Rev A)
– Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
– Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
– iPhone 5 (CDMA)
– 5 (GSM)
– 5c (CDMA)
– 5c (GSM)
– 5s (CDMA)
– 5s (GSM)
– iPhone 4s
– 4 (GSM Rev A)
– 4 (GSM)
– 4 (CDMA)
– iPod touch (5th generation)
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