Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Mar 2014 17:31 UTC
Apple

iOS 7.1 is packed with interface refinements, bug fixes, improvements, and new features. Apple CarPlay introduces a better way to use iPhone while driving. And you can now control exactly how long Siri listens and more. Getting the update is easy. Go to Settings. Select General. And tap Software Update.

Getting the update is easy indeed. There's a certain other mobile operating system that could learn a few things from that one.

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RE: Devs are angry
by majipoor on Tue 11th Mar 2014 10:05 UTC in reply to "Devs are angry"
majipoor
Member since:
2009-01-22

And most importantly, it was released without any notice and there haven't been any recent beta releases for devs


I guess you hear the wrong persons.

Apple released 5 iOS 7.1 beta to let developers test their app before the final release, the latest beta being released about one month ago.

And what kind of "notice" do you expect exactly apart from beta releases?

Edited 2014-03-11 10:05 UTC

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RE[2]: Devs are angry
by spudley99 on Tue 11th Mar 2014 10:55 in reply to "RE: Devs are angry"
spudley99 Member since:
2009-03-25

To quote one dev I know:

"Every other iOS release in history has had a GM release to developers a couple of weeks ahead of launch, and they've allowed developers to upload apps for the new version to the app store ahead of the actual launch, so that they could work seamlessly with the new version. 7.1 hasn't had any of that; just that beta a month ago, and there's loads of changes since that."

I'm not an iOS dev, so I'm reporting this all second-hand, but the people I know are upset about it.

Edited 2014-03-11 10:56 UTC

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RE[3]: Devs are angry
by majipoor on Thu 13th Mar 2014 08:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Devs are angry"
majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

Hum... the GM is just the last beta release. Whether you call it GM or not doesn't change anything for a serious developer who is supposed to start testing his app since the early betas.

It may be an issue for a lazy dev who is waiting for the last beta labelled GM to start testing his app however.

I am an iOS dev myself and I am not upset because iOS 7.1 do not break anything in my app which is probably the case for the vast majority of apps.

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