iOS 7.1 Beta Released, What's new?

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Available now, if you are a developer. Let's chat here about iOS 7.1 beta.

Changelog that was publicly available:

Notes and Known Issues
The following issues relate to using iOS SDK 7.1 to develop code.

Bluetooth
Known Issue
32-bit apps running on a 64-bit device cannot attach to BTServer.

CFNetwork
Fixed in iOS 7.1 beta
Previously, if the server-side closed an HTTP request with TCP FIN without sending any bytes of HTTP header or HTTP body, NSURLConnection would synthesize an empty HTTP/1.1 200 OK response. This is now fixed, and the request will result in an error instead of a successful load with a synthesized response.

Notes
A new compatibility behavior has been added to address an issue where some web servers would send the wrong Content-Length value for “Content-Encoding: gzip” content. Previously, NSURLConnection and NSURLSession would send a “network connection was lost” / NSURLErrorNetworkConnectionLost (-1005) error in this situation.

The compatibility behavior applies only if the Content-Length value exactly matches the expanded gzip’d content. It won’t apply for “off by 1” or similar miscounting.

Core Text
Fixed in iOS 7.1 beta
Previously, text drawn with CTFrameDraw did not correctly place lines to account for the paragraphSpacing attribute of NSParagraphStyle. This has been addressed in iOS 7.1 beta.

Crash Logs
Known Issue
Crash logs will not appear in Diagnostics & Usage Data in Settings. The logs will still be available when synced off the device.

GLKit
Fixed in iOS 7.1 beta
If loaded with GLKTextureLoader, pngcrush images that have alpha were not unpremultiplied.

High Precision Timers
Fixed in iOS 7.1 beta
When sleeping or waiting for extremely precise time intervals, timers were delayed by up to 1 millisecond.

iTunes
Known Issue
Loading an iTunes Match library (or your purchased music history) may take much longer than expected, especially on larger libraries. If your library does not sync right away, please wait 30 minutes and try to access it again.

Multipeer Connectivity
Fixed in iOS 7.1 beta
The MCSessioninitWithPeer: method has now been implemented properly.

For more information on MCSession APIs, watch WWDC 2013: Nearby Networking with Multipeer Connectivity.
 
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Downloading now and installing on my iPhone 5s. iOS 7.0.x has been incredibly unstable for me. Stock apps have been crashing with regularity, so moving to iOS 7.1 isn't terribly risking.
 

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But look, the option to add a dark keyboard. Odd, it adds it the everythingiCafe app.

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The reduce motion set to Off feels weirder than it did before, but that might just be me.
 

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This does seem like a pretty weak update. Could have easily been 7.0.5.
 

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I hope it fixes the stock app crashes and resprings. I'm more interested in stability at this point than the minor feature enhancements that come with incremental updates such as this one. It's amazing that we've gotten to 7.0.4 without seeing the stability improved.
 

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I hope it fixes the stock app crashes and resprings. I'm more interested in stability at this point than the minor feature enhancements that come with incremental updates such as this one. It's amazing that we've gotten to 7.0.4 without seeing the stability improved.
Do we think it's worse with iPhone 5s? I can't get over how iOS 7 was relatively stable for me most of the summer. It's by far the worst it has been since moving to the iPhone 5s.

Just to be fair, the Nexus 5 I was using was just as crashtastic. Stock Google apps crashing, fresh out of the box.
 

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From another site;
instead of saying ‘No Missed Notifications,’ it now just says ‘No Notifications’ when NC is cleared.

new Yahoo logo is now present in NC, as well as Weather app
seems to be a number of bug fixes related to stability/performance

new ‘HDR Auto’ feature in the Camera app
new ‘Upload Burst Photos’ option in Settings app (Photos & Camera tab)

new ‘Use Dark Keyboard’ option in Settings app (Accessibility tab)

new ‘Darken Colors’ option, under Increase Contrast (Accessibility tab)

enable or disable bold text without restarting the device

new dialogue when restarting iPhone 5s reads “Touch ID requires your passcode when iPhone restarts“
 

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Do we think it's worse with iPhone 5s? I can't get over how iOS 7 was relatively stable for me most of the summer. It's by far the worst it has been since moving to the iPhone 5s.

Just to be fair, the Nexus 5 I was using was just as crashtastic. Stock Google apps crashing, fresh out of the box.
Yeah, you might be right. I ran the beta on a 4S and it was pretty stable. However, I can't say for sure since that wasn't my primary phone and I wasn't using it anywhere near as much as I use my 5s.

I've had about 7 resprings and at least 20 Safari crashes since getting the 5s. I reboot daily so there aren't many backgrounded apps and the number of Safari tabs that are open doesn't seem to affect it. I've had it crash with just a few tabs open.
 

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I've been stable in iOS 7.0.x are you sure is not an app or apps causing the instability?
 

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I've been stable in iOS 7.0.x are you sure is not an app or apps causing the instability?
It's a stock app (Safari) that's crashing. Multiple people have reported the same thing. I've restored to factory settings, kept few tabs open and reboot daily. Not sure what else I can do. It's 7.x.
 

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It's a stock app (Safari) that's crashing. Multiple people have reported the same thing. I've restored to factory settings, kept few tabs open and reboot daily. Not sure what else I can do. It's 7.x.
That's so strange, perhaps I don't use safari as often as most and thus are less likely to experience the crashes.
 

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That's so strange, perhaps I don't use safari as often as most and thus are less likely to experience the crashes.
I'm a heavy mobile Safari user. I probably use it for several hours a day. I don't use any forum apps. That's probably why I've noticed this problem more than some people here.
 

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ios7 has been pretty stable on my 5S and iPad Air.
 

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hopefully this will help me from having to reboot my phone every single day.