iOS 7 teaser (iPhone 5c ad 009)

It’s been nearly a month since Apple released iOS 7.1 and now the firm is seemingly prepping the first bug fix update, iOS 7.1.1. As you know, iOS 7.1, the first major update to Apple’s revamped mobile operating system, debuted last September.

It’s brought out built-in CarPlay support, Siri and Touch ID improvements, UI tweaks, major bug fixes, improved performance (especially on older devices like the iPhone 4) and a bunch of nice-to-haves.

According to online reports, iOS 7.1.1 is now appearing in web analytics tools, indicating Apple has now started testing the software with a wider group of employees ahead of the official release…

Devices running upcoming iOS builds typically appear in web analytics tools as originating from areas surrounding Apple’s campus.

This seems to be the case with iOS 7.1.1. Therefore, we can be pretty certain that this in fact is Apple testing the update internally rather than some joker taking us for a ride using a device with a modified user agent.

Here’s a snapshot of our web analytics showing traffic spike from iOS 7.1.1 devices.

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We’re not sure what new features iOS 7.1.1 contains.

If the version number is anything to go by, it’s going to be a maintenance update with additional bug fixes, as some watchers speculated.

Apple should put iOS 7.1.1 betas up in its developer portal for early download, but don’t count on it as the update could be hitting your devices real soon as an over-the-air download.

iOS automatically downloads OTA updates when your device is on Wi-Fi, prompting you right after the download completes. Starting with iOS 7.1, folks who don’t want to install an OTA iOS update can now delete its installer in Settings > General > Usage.

  • Major News: people that had updated to IOS 7.1 are less content than those who are jail broken lol

    • Leonard Wong

      Yeah. But my device is crashing even more daily.
      How I wish there is way to be jailbroke while bugs being ironed out

      • Really mine is fine. You should download icleaner pro and clean out your phone.

      • Leonard Wong

        Alright! I will try that then.

      • édith Dupont

        The worst bug about ios 7.1 is that it don’t support jailbreaking

      • John Mclean

        so true

      • Casey H.

        Have you had the problem of icleaner or icleaner pro not cleaning messages? I would love to use the “smart” cleaning for my messages, but it moved shows progress, even overnight.

      • I wouldn’t do that if I were you, I would use ifunbox. Icleaner might delete all your messages.
        Happened to me

      • Casey H.

        Haven’t used ifunbox for anything. It’s not sketchy?

      • eXoguti093

        Not at all, it’s a great program

      • Jonathan

        I’ve been crashing a lot as well. As soon as Apple randomly opens the signing window for 7.0.6 for whatever reason as they have before with other iOS, I’m doing a clean restore.

      • Leonard Wong

        Certainly I will do the same if that happen. Provided that I was awake lol

      • Jonathan

        If you live in the US, you most likely will. =P

    • El Matador

      Well said good sir.

    • Aziel

      Shut-up

      • Why

      • édith Dupont

        Isn’t it obvious

    • RarestName

      Nope 🙂

    • leart

      Yeah I messed up my jailbreak and I had to restore from itunes my 4s.
      I can’t go back but at least 7.1 its way mor stable and faster than 7.0.6 but for sure I miss a lot cydia tweaks. I am hoping for a new jaibreak before ios 8 🙂

  • David Gitman

    please fix the safari memory problem.. after a while my phone just hanging there with no response. iPhone 5S

  • John Tremendol

    Since 7.1 siri is acting like sh@t, whenever i have to ask for something simple like define autonomy, she searches for donald duck or otto nami. Stupid AI

    • RarestName

      Just searched what you’re searching for and it worked normally…

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        Toke me 9 tries.

      • RarestName

        Noob 🙂

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        I got results as economy, otto nami, tononi, metonymy, etc etc

      • RarestName

        But how do you pronounce it though? Honestly, I don’t actually say this word in real life, but I somehow managed to pronounce it and have Siri pick it up accurately.

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        Uh-Tom-nom-me.

        But I eventually got it. It still is hard to pick up seems like.

      • Steve R.

        Try pronouncing it “Uhh-Tahn-Uhh-Me,” it worked the first time for me.

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        Got economy. lol ahhh

      • Steve R.

        lol Dammit, Siri

  • Alan

    Can’t go back to stock, feels awkward 😮

  • Eni

    so for example if 7.1 is jealbrecable and apple seeds a fix with a 7.2 or something like that, we can actually delete that and go to 7.1 and jailbreak again?? works like a downgrade??

  • @dongiuj

    improved performance (especially on older devices like the iPhone 4)
    You’re have a laugh, aren’t you? My iPhone 4 battery on ios7.1 dies in two days without a single use. Tested it twice. It was perfectly fine before that. I only update because I trusted the “it just works” crap that apple said. My iPhone 5 crashes and responds slowly.

    • onebyone_

      specially on iPad, I hate the big-static-white-bar of safari 🙁
      poor design, it was much better the safari of iOS6 for iPad

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Do you buy used Apple products?? -_-

      • @dongiuj

        Nope

  • ic0dex

    if you have an iPhone 5S or 5C on iOS 7.1 and want to Jailbreak take your iPhone to the Apple Store and have them replace it due to a defect. The iPhones that they’re giving are on 7.0.4 or 7.0.6. I was on iOS 7.1 and tried to take a picture of my green laser and I shined the laser by accident into the front facing camera and the camera broke. Went to the Apple store told them what happen and they gave me a new iPhone 5S with iOS 7.0.4. But you have to have the Apple manufactures warranty.

  • STILL no battery percentage for iPod touch. NOT updating!

  • Khalid Tahhan

    Best thing for the community is to jailbreak ios 8 and make that same jailbreak exploit usable on ios 7.1.xxx the last ios 7 version. I hope this happens as i want the last ios 7 version exploitable forever on my iphone 4 as ios 8 wouldnt be possible to load on it ever so the final ios 7 will be jailbreakable forever untethered hopefully even if your iphone crashes and u need to restore.

  • blastingbigairs

    The Bug = You can’t install Cydia and enjoy your device.

  • Abjv

    Just caught 7.1.1 apparently on public release. A number of apps freeze on launch.