Apple Releases iOS 7.0.6 And iOS 6.1.6 (For iOS 6 Devices) With Various Bug Fixes

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As we continue to wait for iOS 7.1 to be released to the public, Apple has seeded iOS 7.0.6 to the public this morning. The release comes a month after iOS 7.0.5 landed at the end of January, which also featured bug fixes for certain newer models of iPhones.

It also looks like Apple has released a similar bug fix for iOS 6 users in iOS 6.1.6 Both updates are available either over the air, by visiting Settings > General > Software Update, or by plugging your device in iTunes.

iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 released with bug fixes

From the surface, it looks like iOS 7.0.6, which carries a build number of 11b651, just contains a fix for SSL connection verification. It is for all devices. And as for iOS 6.1.6, it carries a build number of 10b500, and is just for the iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G.

We currently aren’t sure whether or not these updates are safe for jailbreakers, so it’s best to stay away from them until we get confirmation that they’re ok. We typically get word from the evad3rs or other prominent jailbreak figures within 24 hours of updates.

iOS 7 runs on 74 percent of all compatible Apple devices!

Despite some complaints about Apple’s iOS 7 redesign, with its flat graphics and zooming animations, it appears the lion’s share of

users have now adopted the operating system.

Apple published an updated chart on its developer Web site for the iOS App Store, which shows that iOS 7 is now on 74 percent of all iOS devices. This means adoption of the operating system has grown 10 percent since numbers last reported in October.

The tech giant debuted iOS 7 in September, along with the launch of its new iPhone 5S and 5C. Just one month later, Apple released its new iPad Air. All of these latest products are shipped with iOS 7.

According to Apple’s chart, 22 percent of devices are still running iOS 6 and 4 percent are using an even earlier operating system. Like previous releases, iOS 7 is not available on some older devices, which include iPhones prior to the iPhone 4, iPods before the fifth-generation iPod Touch, or the original iPad.

Of all of Apple’s software releases, iOS 7 has proved to garner the fastest adoption. According to September data from analytics firm Chitika, iOS 7 nabbed more than 50 percent of Apple users in its first week. Beyond the user-facing features, each major software release has included new APIs for developers, who have to balance compatibility with older devices against including the latest software features.

Looking forward, Apple is expected to release iOS 7.1 in the near future. The company released the software in beta to registered developers last month.

Icon comparison: iOS 6 vs iOS 7 and another 25 iOS 7 features Apple didn’t talk about!

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Apple’s new look and feel in iOS 7 is certainly polarizing, that much is clear. While approximately half of those who took part in our informal iOS 7 makeover poll said they loved the new design, nearly a third think the new interface will take some time getting used to. While the vast majority seem to support the facelift, a lot of people have taken issue with the new iOS 7 icons.

Complaints range from the icons being too colourful and out of place to being completely different from each other to resembling a terrible Photoshop job by a 14-yer-old. We’ll let you be the judge: here’s a side-by-side comparison of iOS 6 vs iOS 7 icons…

Here’s the full infographic:

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Notice that the icons in iOS 7 use really vivid colors, almost as if Apple designed them for an AMOLED display.

Who knows, maybe the oversaturated nature of iOS 7 icons is in preparation for the next iPhone and iPad?

After all, the rumor mill has been saying for quite some time that future iDevices will adopt Sharp’s IGZO panels and those provide more vivid colors and deeper blacks

 

 

25 iOS 7 features Apple didn’t talk about:

  • Enterprise single sign-on
  • View PDF annotations
  • Inclinometer
  • Long MMS support
  • Per app VPN
  • Maps bookmark syncing
  • Phone, FaceTime and Message blocking
  • Smart download of TV episodes
  • Notification sync
  • Night mode for Maps
  • WiFi HotSpot 2.0
  • Scan to acquire Passbook passes
  • Turn-by-turn walking directions
  • FaceTime audio
  • New smart Mailboxes
  • Managed app configuration
  • App Store Volume Purchase
  • Tencent Weibo
  • Chinese English bilingual dictionary
  • Handwriting recognition for multiple Chinese characters
  • Improved Mail search
  • Streamline MDM enrollment
  • Do Not Track option in Safari
  • Italian, Korean and Dutch dictionaries
  • Clock app icon now displays real time.

Apple announces 25 billion iTunes song sales, averaging over 15,000 downloads every minute!

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Apple announced yet another digital milestone today with the confirmation that it has now sold over 25 billion songs on its iTunes Storesince it launched in January 2001.

According to Eddy Cue, Apple’s SVP of Internet Software and Services, that means that the Store averaged ”over 15,000 songs downloaded per minute,” from Apple’s catalog of over 26 million songs available in 119 countries.

As with all big milestones, Apple awarded a gift certificate to the lucky downloader, who happened to be Phillip Lüpke from Germany. He bought the track “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch and will receive a €10,000 gift card.

The figure will likely have been boosted when Apple announced its iTunes Store had launched in 56 new markets at the end of December, bringing the total to 119.

Last month, Apple said that it had recorded over 40 billion app downloads from its App Store. The company said that 20 billion of those were in 2012 alone, from a total over 500 million customer accounts.

The upcoming iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak will support almost all devices!

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Some very good news was made known today by one of the members of the “evad3rs” — the team responsible for the upcoming jailbreak.

MuscleNerd, who is a well respected part of this team, has made it known that nearly all iOS 6.1 compatible devices will reap the benefits of the upcoming jailbreak.

This means that only the Apple TV 3, and possibly the Apple TV 2 will lack support.

As far as every other device goes, they’re fair game.

Take a look at our full list of iOS  devices that will be jailbreakable on iOS 6.1 after the break…

Here is a full list of every device eligible for the upcoming iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad 2
  • iPod touch 4th generation
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPad 3
  • iPod touch 5th generation
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad mini
  • iPad 4

Obviously, there are different configurations for many of the devices listed above. For instance, there are cellular, and Wifi only models of the various iPads mentioned. The good news is this: regardless of the configuration, every device posted above will be supported. In total, there are an impressive 22 different configurations that will be jailbreakable on launch day.

Unsupported devices:

  • Apple TV 2
  • Apple TV 3

As of now, the only unsupported devices that will be capable of running iOS 6.1 are the Apple TV’s, both 2, and 3. The Apple TV 2 will definitely gain support, but Apple has been slow to release updates for the second generation set top box in order for the team to work on its jailbreak. It will eventually come, though, and perhaps may be supported on jailbreak launch day.

The Apple TV 3, on the other hand, is a whole new beast. Due to the fact that it uses far less services that can potentially be compromised, it’s a more difficult to corner. It’s certainly possible that we will see an eventual Apple TV 3 jailbreak in the future, but you won’t find support for it in the initial release from team evad3rs.

Hopefully that clarifies things a little bit for you. So pull out that dusty iPhone 4S, brush off that idle iPad 3, and get ready for some jailbreak goodness coming your way very soon.