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iOS 7.0.5 is here... but only for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in China?!

Apple has released iOS 7.0.5, a minor point release aimed at fixing iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c network provisioning in China. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any bug fixes or performance and stability fixes for anyone else in there, which is kinda maddening. Because, re-springs.

Update: iOS 7.0.5 is, specifically, for iPhone 6,2 and iPhone 5,4 according to Steven Troughton-Smith.

If you have an iOS 7.0.5 eligible iPhone in China, you can update over-the-air (OTA) or, if you're old-school, by tethering up to iTunes. Once you have it up and running, let me know — what, if anything, does it improve for you?

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44 Comments
  • Thanks for the heads up!
  • Not.
    Spoke too early.
    Dang!
  • For China & iPhone 5C & 5S... not seeing it on either my iPad or iPhone... not seeing it OTA or direct via iTunes. Available for the following device/models: iPhone 5,4 and 6,2: iPhone 5s
    A1457 (UK/Europe)
    A1528 (China)
    A1530 (Asia Pacific) iPhone 5c
    A1507 (UK/Europe)
    A1526 (China)
    A1529 (Asia Pacific)
  • Im from sweden and can upgrade to 7.0.5 today.
  • Yup, China only. Sad. Sad. Re-spring sad.
  • My European SIM-free-but-from-operator iPhone 5S just updated to 7.0.5, so not China-only.
  • Hi! I just updated my 5s to 7.0.5 but it no longer turns on now. Can you help me please?
  • Not seeing it either on my iPad or iPhone
  • FRAGMENTATION!!!!! Lol here's to hoping 7.1 is just right around the corner.
  • You think if they release it in the US for bug fixes it'll fix the evasion jb? Sent from the iMore App
  • i dont see the update Sent from the iMore App
  • It's so heart warming to see who Apple values now. I love you too, Apple. I don't feel like a heterochromial step-child at all. ... Ok, ok. I'm sure the update addresses something regarding China's cell services - or something.
  • I force-updated here in the US, and now all my text is in Cantonese! Siri has been replaced with the voice of 章子怡. :P jk
  • :)
  • I'm seeing the update here in the UK. Not that it's supposed to do anything for me, but I'm installing it anyway :)
  • Update: iPhone 6,2 and iPhone 5,4 only.
  • So this update is not available for customers in USA? Since I'm running iOS 7.1 beta 4 just want it to know Sent from the iMore App
  • Why would you think for a second this would apply to you? You're already running a newer version of the OS... Pay attention...
  • I'm in the US on Tmobile with an iPhone 5s, jailbroken and I've been getting carrier update available all day. I'm on 7.0.4.
  • When I check for a software update on my iPhone 5s it just keeps spinning on "Checking for Update...". Not sure if it's because I jailbroke or not. The iPad Air just says up to date when I check on it.
  • same to my ip5s it keeps on spinning wth happened?
  • Update to 7.0.5 is here in new zealand
  • I wish 7.1 would hurry up and get released. I am sick and tired of the constant springboard restarts I get with ipad mini almost everyday. Just saying.
  • Wifeys 5S updated here in UK? Sent from the iMore App
  • It's for more than just China... UK, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions as well.
  • I'm from Canada and it's not here yet Sent from the iMore App
  • Update to 7.0.5 is here in Brazil
  • Updated iPhone 5s to iOS 7.0.5 in Malaysia!
  • Downloading now in China. I had noticed some funky network instability when China Mobile switched me over to LTE (which, after a carrier update has been renamed to 4G on the status bar). Call quality has been questionable, and regular LTE dropouts. I hope it fixes those issues! Sent from the iMore App
  • Just did some testing and it's a huge improvement in call quality on China Mobile's TD-LTE network. Sent from the iMore App
  • Can't wait for the update for the US, hope it will fix the crashing issue. Sent from the iMore App
  • This update doesn't. I can tell you that much right now :/ Guess 7.1 is still what we're all waiting on!
  • Wow, looking at the posts above, it seems Apple have also released it to other countries as well. And I checked, it's not available yet in my country.
    I'm hoping they'll also release iOS 7.1 soon.
  • Why not in the USA?? Please help us, Apple! Sent from the iMore App
  • What about widgates or home screen for the upcoming updates!?? Sent from the iMore App
  • What about widgates or home screen for the upcoming updates!?? Sent from the iMore App
  • You want Android..
  • I have the A1457, in europe, updated it yesterday, nothing has changed noticably. Sent from the iMore App
  • Please Apple fix the resprings. Swapped out the phone, installed as new, and I still respring out of the lock screen using TouchID .
  • WTF 35.4 MB only? In India the update is of 1.39 GB.
  • I just updated my 5s to 7.0.5 but it is not turning on now. Nothing's on the screen. Please help me.
  • Erm got the update here in the UK last week only difference I can see is the location services arrow has changed Sent from the iMore App
  • I just updated my 5s to 7.0.5. But then suddenly my 5s was "blackout". And it cannot be switch on for 12hrs already. Please help me
  • Silly question but will the iPhone 5 get this update?