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When iOS 7.1 dropped last week, we ran a quick poll to capture the approach of the iMore readership to snagging the update. Turns out there was an overwhelming result showing that a whopping 74% of you jumped on iOS 7.1 as soon as it dropped!
I always find it interesting the different ways in which people use their devices, especially when it comes to iPads. When the iPad was announced there was plenty of folks declaring it a flop even before it hit shelves because of their lack of understanding where, exactly the product fit in and how it would be used by those interested in even picking one up.
Battery life has been in the news since the launch of iOS 7.1 with some people saying they're experiencing the best charge ever and others, the worst. So, we're asking — how's your iOS 7.1 battery life? It's something we traditionally look at around a week after a new version of iOS drops, since in 7 days we've been able to put it to a proper test on our devices having been through a few charge cycles.
Every week at iMore we publish more breaking news, in-depth reviews, helpful how-tos, and editorial views than you can shake an apple at. While we're waiting for the week that will be to begin, here's a look back at the week that was, and at the very best iPhone, iPad, Mac, app, and accessory coverage we brought you! This week that includes the surprise release of iOS 7.1, more hints at what's to come in iOS 8, and what iMore is up to at Macworld|iWorld!
The Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie landed not only in theaters, but on Ultraviolet digital streaming and on iTunes yesterday. For a Hollywood movie from a studio like Warner Brothers, that's... transcendent. But as much as it might have presaged a new era in entertainment, it also highlighted some massive ongoing problems. Mainly, the digital downloads offered to backers turned out not to be the iTunes codes some wanted but Ultraviolet streams instead. That caused a lot of confusion and more than a little anger.
iWatch is all most markets and media outlets are talking about these days because wearables are new and every short-attention-span junky in the world wants Apple to do something new. But what if, instead of an iWatch, Apple went with an iRing?
iOS 7.1 brings a few new features, some great accessibility updates, and some much needed bug fixes to the iPhone and iPad. If you want it, however, you're going to have to give up your jailbreak to get it. That's because, unlike iOS 7.0.x, iOS 7.1 has been jailbroken yet and, as is increasingly the case, there's no word yet on when or how long it'll be until iOS 7.1 is jailbroken. So, is iOS 7.1 enough of an improvement that you'd be willing to give up your tweaks, customizations, and jailbreak apps?
I had the pleasure of joining Chuck Joiner on his MacVoices podcast this week. Chuck is doing a series on the Road to Macworld|iWorld 2014 so we talked a little about the shows and the sessions I'd be doing there:
This is it! iOS 7.1 is here! And there's a ton of stuff for us to cover. More importantly, there are a ton of your questions to answer! So, we're going to do a full on iOS 7.1 Q&A show — and maybe sneak in some iOS 8 rumors as well!