Apple Windows came up with the Windows 8.1 update, Apple has followed suit with the release of the iOS 7.1 update for iPhone and iPad. And yes, there are some excellent and key features that come along with the update.
Let’s begin with entertainment. The iTunes Radio allows you to create stations based on the artists as well as the songs they follow and love. Buying albums is also easier with just the tap of a button even in the Now Playing mode.
Siri Comes with Manual Controls
As there as now manual controls for Siri, you can control when it should ‘listen’ to you. So, how do you make Siri ‘listen’ to you? It’s pretty simple. Just hold the Home Button down as you speak and let the button go when you are done. There are also male and female voices for British English as well as the Australian English, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
CarPlay isn’t a common feature yet, but can be spotted in some new cars that are launched this year Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari to name a few. There are other companies like Honda, Jaguar Land Rover and Hyundai, who have CarPlay in some of their models in 2014. The feature allows the drivers to connect the iPhone as they drive and it can be connected to the built-in display of the car.
Supporting calls and messages is a common feature of CarPlay. Apart from that it also supports maps, which is useful when you are driving and of course, music, to make your long drive a pleasure.
Calendar is another common feature found everywhere and the latest iOS 7.1 Update for iPhone and iPad update has included it. The events will be displayed in the month view as against the day view earlier. One new feature in the update is the country-specific holidays. So, people can easily find out the holidays in their respective countries.
The new update has made the HDR mode for camera as the default mode – for the iPhone 5S camera. Apart from this, TouchID fingerprint recognition has got some improvement and a bug has been fixed from the home screen as well.