iOS 7.1 out now, brings Carplay, bugfixes and iPhone 4 peformance improvements

Apple has released iOS 7.1 update for the iPhone and iPads. The update includesmany bug fixes, UI tweaks and also brings performance improvements to the iPhone 4. It is known fact that users who updated their OS to iOS 7 on iPhone 4 suffered performance issues and the update is aimed to fix the issue.

iOS 7.1 update
iOS 7.1 update

The iOS 7.1 update also brings the much talked Carplay which makes using iPhone while driving your car lot simpler. Apple had recently demonstrated the Carplay which enables the users to control their phone via the car’s touchscreen, knobs, and buttons and Siri.

The update also includes several bug fixes, UI reinements and improves theTouch ID Fingerprint recognition. The update is available via OTA and iTunes.

List of iOS 7.1 new features and improvements:

CarPlay
◦iOS experience designed for the car
◦Simply connect your iPhone to a CarPlay enabled vehicle
◦Supports Phone, Music, Maps, Messages, and 3rd-party audio apps
◦Control with Siri and the car’s touchscreen, knobs, and buttons

Siri
◦Manually control when Siri listens by holding down the home button while you speak and releasing it when you’re done as an alternative to letting Siri automatically notice when you stop talking
◦New, more natural sounding male and female voices for Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese

iTunes Radio
◦Search field above Featured Stations to easily create stations based on your favorite artist or song
◦Buy albums with the tap of a button from Now Playing
◦Subscribe to iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to enjoy iTunes Radio ad-free

Calendar
◦Option to display events in month view
◦Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries

Accessibility
◦Bold font option now includes the keyboard, calculator, and many icon glyphs
◦Reduce Motion option now includes Weather, Messages, and multitasking UI animations
◦New options to display button shapes, darken app colors, and reduce white point

Other important updates:
◦New Camera setting to automatically enable HDR for iPhone 5s
◦iCloud Keychain support in additional countries
◦FaceTime call notifications are automatically cleared when you answer a call on another device
◦Fixes a bug that could occasionally cause a home screen crash
◦Improves Touch ID fingerprint recognition
◦Improved performance for iPhone 4
◦Fixes display of Mail unread badge for numbers greater than 10,000
◦Continued user interface refinements