Apple updated iOS 7.1 and rolled into the update some major improvements to the iBeacon platform, claims BEEKn.net. The biggest improvement is the ability of the operating system to detect iBeacons even when an iBeacon-compatible app is shut down or running in the background. This functionality persists even when the device is rebooted, suggesting this background function is now built into the OS and is not dependent on the applications themselves.
We detailed a number of changes and features included in the recently released iOS 7.1, but one feature that wasn’t noticed was the addition of “HFP Prompts” in the Maps app.
With iOS 6, Apple took a bold step to build its own mapping service, replacing Google Maps. The launch was marred with widespread criticism from the media and consumers due to the lacklustre points-of-interest (POI) data, and the removal of public transit directions.
A new report from Statista and Edison Research has revealed that Apple’s iTunes Radio service has already become the third most popular music streaming service in the United States. At first and second place are Pandora and iHeartRadio respectively which have been dominating the business for quite some time now. Apple launched its free music streaming service along with iOS 7 in September 2013.
Yesterday, Apple released iOS 7.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which includes a number of new features, improvements, refinements and bug fixes.
So here are some of the things you should know if you’ve a jailbroken iOS device running iOS 7 – iOS 7.0.6 after yesterday’s release of iOS 7.1.
As you’ve probably heard by now, evasi0n jailbreak doesn’t work with the iOS 7.1 software update released yesterday as Apple has patched a number of vulnerabilities used in evasi0n7, so jailbreakers have been advised to avoid upgrading to it.