Apple releases iOS 7.1 with UI and stability improvements
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Apple today released a final build of iOS 7.1, marking the first major update since the new OS was unveiled last year. The date proves similar to what we'd previously heard, and users worldwide can update their devices immediately.
The update doesn't quite overhaul Apple's system, but it does include certain UI tweaks and stability fixes. For starters, the interface now features more rounded elements, specifically involving the power-off button and the dialer app. Siri has also received a slight improvement, as users can now control how long the voice assistant listens by keeping the home button pressed.
Of course, the biggest improvement may be in fixing a problem that plagued iPhone 5s, iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini users, who experienced random crashes due to no apparent reason. That issue has now been fixed to go along with better TouchID recognition and a variety of security patches, as well as Apple's promise of improved performance for iPhone 4 users.