Apple to release iOS 7.1 “any day now,” ahead of iTunes Festival launch in US


Apple has seeded 5 betas of iOS 7.1, but there are no signs of a Golden Master (GM) build before the rumored mid-March release. According to well-connected writer John Gruber, Apple may skip the GM seed altogether and release the final version of iOS 7.1 to the public “any day now.”

John Gruber writes:

Apple’s first iTunes Festival in the U.S. starts a week from today at SXSW in Austin. Apple is going to stream the performances to iOS devices using an app, but I’ve heard from a little birdie that the app requires iOS 7.1 (which explains why the app isn’t out yet). That means iOS 7.1 should ship any day now.

So Apple will be releasing iOS 7.1 in less than a week from now.

Here’s the new features and improvements that we have discovered so far in the five beta versions:

Apple has also patched exploits  in iOS 7.1 which will break the evasi0n7 jailbreak.