Apple has released 5 betas of the highly anticipated iOS 7.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, but still, there’s no sign of the Golden Master (GM) build before the rumored mid-March release. According to John Gruber, iOS 7.1 update could be landing “any day now”.
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, a well-connected writer who is known for his knowledgeable sources inside the Apple, reports that Apple may skip the GM build of iOS 7.1 altogether and release the final version to the masses “any day now”.
Gruber writes that he has been informed by one of his sources that Apple will be live streaming its upcoming iTunes Festival, at SXSW in Austin, to its devices using an app. The app will require iOS 7.1 to be installed on the device. Thus the update should ship any day now before the iTunes Festival.
Apple’s first iTunes Festival in the U.S. starts a week from today at SXSW in Austin. Apple is going to stream the performances to iOS devices using an app, but I’ve heard from a little birdie that the app requires iOS 7.1 (which explains why the app isn’t out yet). That means iOS 7.1 should ship any day now.
Gruber’s report is inline with the previously rumored mid-March date for the release of iOS 7.1 final version. If Gruber’s report is correct, Apple will be releasing iOS 7.1 in less than a week from now. The firmware is in beta phase since back in November.
Jailbreakers must note that Apple has patched the exploits used evasi0n7 in iOS 7.1 firmware. So, it’s time to upgrade to the latest jailbreak-able iOS 7.0.x version.
Download iOS 7.1 IPSW