iOS 7.1.1 Released with Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

Apple has released iOS 7.1.1, a bug fix update aimed at resolving several issues with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update is said to fix keyboard responsiveness – presumably addressing the keyboard lag issue that has annoyed some users – improves fingerprint recognition for devices with Touch ID, and also resolves a problem when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled. Other minor bug fixes and improvements may be included as well.

The iOS 7.1.1 build number is 11D201, and the update is compatible with all devices running iOS 7+, including the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPod touch 5th gen.

iOS 7.1.1 Update

iOS 7.1.1 Update

Downloading & Installing iOS 7.1.1 Update
Always backup your iOS devices before updating system software. The easiest way for most users to download iOS 7.1.1 is to install through OTA (Over The Air) update. This is done on the device by doing the following:

Open “Settings” and go to “Software Update”
Choose “Download & Install”
The update is quite small, but as usual with iOS updates, requires a fairly hefty amount of available storage space to install. If you see an error message stating “This update cannot be installed because it requires at least ***MB of storage.” you will need to manually clear out apps, media, and data from the device before installing it through OTA, otherwise you can update through iTunes using a Mac or Windows PC instead.

Users can also install iOS 7.1.1 through iTunes Update by tethering their device to a computer, launching iTunes, and checking for updates. Another option reserved for more advanced users is to go about using IPSW firmware files as downloaded from the links below.

iOS 7.1.1 IPSW Direct Download Links

Right-click and choose “Save As” to download the appropriate firmware file directly from Apple’s servers:

iOS 7.1.1 Release Notes

The brief release notes included alongside the OTA update for iOS 7.1.1 are as follows:

This update contains improvements, bug fixes and security updates, including:

• Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition
• Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
• Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled

Full release notes will be available soon.

Separately, a new update for Apple TV is available, versioned as Apple TV 6.1.1 with build 11D201c.

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iOS 7.1 Update Released with Speed Improvements, Bug Fixes, New Features [IPSW Download Links]

Apple has released iOS 7.1 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, the first major system software update to iOS 7 since the launch last year. The update includes many bug fixes, feature enhancements, speed improvements, as well as a variety of updated user interface elements. Updating to iOS 7.1 is recommended for all users who are currently running any prior version of iOS 7 on their devices.

iOS 7.1 Update Released with Speed Improvements, Bug Fixes, New Features

iOS 7.1 Update Released with Speed Improvements, Bug Fixes, New Features

iOS 7.1 also includes some new features, with CarPlay support, an event overview for Month display in Calendar app, country specific holidays, improvements to Siri, additions to Accessibility including button shapes and further reduced motion effects, and much more. Full release notes are included at the bottom of this article for those interested in specific details.

Update to iOS 7.1 with OTA

The easiest way for most users to update to iOS 7.1 is through the Over-The-Air update mechanism:

  1. Open “Settings” and head to “Software Update”
  2. Choose “Download & Install”

Always back up your iOS device before beginning a system software update.

Troubleshooting iOS 7.1 Update

Unable to install because not enough storage? Some users may see a “This update cannot be installed because it requires at least 1.9GB of storage. You can make more storage available by deleting items in Usage Settings.” error message on their iPhone or iPad when attempting to install the update. The simplest way to resolve that is to delete enough apps or data to install the update, though that’s not always an option. A secondary choice would be to install the update through iTunes using a computer, as described below.

Downloading & Updating to iOS 7.1 through iTunes

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users can also update to iOS 7.1 using iTunes. This will also allow them to get around the capacity error mentioned above.

  1. Connect the iOS device to a computer with USB
  2. Launch iTunes and choose “Download & Install” when a notification about the iOS 7.1 update appears

Again, always back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch before installing system software updates.

iOS 7.1 Update Released with Speed Improvements, Bug Fixes, New Features

iOS 7.1 Update Released with Speed Improvements, Bug Fixes, New Features

iOS 7.1 IPSW Download Links

Advanced users who are comfortable using IPSW firmware files can also update manually with iTunes. The files below are hosted on Apple’s servers, right-click and choose “Save As” for best results:

The iOS 7.1 update patches the iOS 7 jailbreak, thus users who prefer to keep their devices jailbroken using the evasi0n tool should avoid updating to 7.1.

iOS 7.1 Release Notes

An overview of the release notes for iOS 7.1 per iTunes:

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

– 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

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Full release notes from Apple will be available soon.

An update to Apple TV is also available.

iOS 7.0.5 Released for iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C with Minor Bug Fixes

Apple has released iOS 7.0.5 for select iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C models. The minor update includes bug fixes which are said to correct network provisioning for these two specific iPhone models that have been sold in China. In other words, if you don’t have an iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C that is compatible with Chinese cellular networks, you won’t see this update available.

iOS 7.0.5 Released for iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C with Minor Bug Fixes

iOS 7.0.5 Released for iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C with Minor Bug Fixes

Though the update release notes specifically mention devices sold in China, many other users throughout the world have found the iOS 7.0.5 update available for their compatible iPhone models. Initial reports suggest that users based in the USA will not find the update for their devices.

As of writing, iOS 7.0.4 remains the most recent publicly available iOS version for other iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. iOS 7.1 remains under development and is currently limited to users registered in the iOS developer program through Apple. Users can always check for the newest version of iOS available by opening the Settings app on their devices, heading to “General” and choosing “Software Update”.

iOS 7.0.5 IPSW direct download links

Direct links to firmware files are available through Apple servers below.

These will only install on compatible devices and are not intended for every 5S or 5C device. IPSW is best used by advanced users, most individuals should update their iPhone through iTunes or OTA.

7 Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs – Increase Your Innovation by Studying Apple’s CEO

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is hands-down one of the greatest entrepreneurs of all time, so any sensible entrepreneur should spend some time studying his. Carmine Gallo, a communications coach and author, has written a book about Jobs that extracts key lessons on entrepreneurship and innovation. In The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Gallo lays out what he believes are the seven core principles of Jobs’s core business philosophy and how others can adapt it.

Steve Jobs - Innovation

Steve Jobs – Innovation

1. Do what you love. Following your passion might sound like a soft skill, but Steve Jobs has said it’s responsible for much of his success. Jobs was once asked point-blank what advice he would give a young entrepreneur looking for career advice. His response: “Go out and a get a job as a busboy or something until you find something you’re really passionate about.” Entrepreneurship is hard and takes perseverance. You will not have the energy to jump the inevitable hurdles unless you find that something that you are truly obsessed with.

Next step: Find something you love to do so much you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again.

2. Put a dent in the universe. Passion fuels the rocket, but vision directs the rocket to its ultimate destination. In 1976, when Jobs and Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple, Jobs’ vision was to put a computer in the hands of everyday people. In 1979, Jobs saw an early and crude graphical user interface being demonstrated at the Xerox research facility in Palo Alto, California. He knew immediately that the technology would make computers appealing to “everyday people.” That technology eventually became The Macintosh, which changed everything about the way we interact with computers. Xerox scientists didn’t realize its potential because their “vision” was limited to making new copiers. In other words, two people can see the exactly the same thing, but perceive it differently based on their vision.

Next step: Create a vision for your brand. In one sentence, explain how it moves society forward.

3. Kick start your brain. Creativity leads to innovative ideas. For Steve Jobs, creativity is connecting things, Jobs believes that a broad set of experiences expands our understanding of the human experience. A broader understanding leads to breakthroughs that others may have missed. Broadening your experience also means seeking inspiration from other industries. At various times, Jobs has found inspiration in a phone book, Zen meditation, visiting India, the fine details of a Mercedes-Benz, a food processor at Macy’s, or The Four Seasons hotel chain. Jobs doesn’t “steal” ideas as much as he uses ideas from other industries to inspire his own creativity.

Next step: Make more connections outside your field. Attend conferences that you normally would not attend. Travel more often. Hire partners and employees from outside your industry. Venture outside your comfort zone.

4. Sell dreams, not products. To Steve Jobs, people who buy Apple products are not “consumers.” They are people with hopes, dreams and ambitions. He builds products to help people achieve their dreams. He once said, “some people think you’ve got to be crazy to buy a Mac, but in that craziness we see genius.” How do you see your customers? Help them unleash their inner genius and you’ll win over their hearts and minds.

Next step: Get to know your customers better. Spend more time with them. Really get to understand their dreams so you can help fulfill those dreams.

5. Say no to 1,000 things. Steve Jobs once said, “I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.” He is committed to building products with simple, uncluttered design. And that commitment extends beyond products. From the design of the iPod to the iPad, from the packaging of Apple’s products, to the functionality of the Web site, in Apple’s world, innovation means eliminating the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

Next step. Reduce the clutter. Ask yourself, ‘What can I cut?’ Is your Web site too cluttered, making it difficult for customers to find what they’re looking for? Are your products to confusing? Is your presentation too long and cluttered?

6. Create insanely great experiences. Jobs has made the Apple stores the gold standard in customer service. The Apple store has become the world’s best retailer by introducing simple innovations any business can adopt to create deeper, more emotional connections with their customers. For example, there are no cashiers in an Apple store. There are experts, consultants, even geniuses, but no cashiers. Why? Because Apple is not in the business of moving boxes; they are in the business of enriching lives. Big difference.

Next step. Reconsider everything about your customers’ experience. Evaluate their experience from the first time they land on your Web site, to calling your office, or interacting with your product. Improve the customer experience at every step by asking yourself, “What can I do to enrich the lives of my customers?”

7. Master the message. Steve Jobs is the world’s greatest corporate storyteller, turning product launches into an art form. You can have the most innovative idea in the world, but if you can’t get people excited about it, it doesn’t matter. For every idea that turns into a successful innovation, there are thousands of ideas that never gain traction because the people behind those ideas failed to tell a compelling story.

Next step. Use these simple techniques to improve your presentations: Avoid bullet points as much as possible. Replace with text with photos and images whenever possible. Strive to follow the “40-10” rule-no more than forty words in the first ten slides of your presentation.

Record 10M in weekend iPhone sales likely for Apple

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is poised for a record iPhone 5 debut and may not be able to keep up with demand as customers lined up in Sydney, Tokyo, Paris and New York to pick up the latest model of its top-selling product.

Global sales started at the Apple Store in Sydney’s George Street at 8 a.m., as about 500 people waited to buy the device. Sales also began in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, France, Britain, Canada and the United States. With a new wireless contract, the device costs $199, $299 and $399 in the U.S., depending on the amount of memory.

Keenen Thompson, 22, waited in line for three days to be among the first to snag an iPhone at Apple’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York.

“It’s extremely exciting,” said Thompson, who works in fashion media. “It’s more about the experience and all the people I met and got to hang out with. We decided we might come stand in line even earlier next year.”

The crowds reinforce estimates from analysts that the iPhone 5 will be the largest consumer-electronics debut in history. Apple may sell as many as 10 million iPhones during the weekend sales rush, according to Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray. Because Apple generates about two-thirds of its profit from the iPhone, a successful debut is critical to fuel growth that has led investors to catapult Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple to the world’s most valuable company.

Apple climbed less than 1 percent to $700.10 at the close in New York. The stock has gained 73 percent this year.

“We’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Digital Business. “It used to be that with tech products the nerds got them, obsessed about them, and talked about them, and the cool kids wanted no part of that conversation. That’s just not true anymore.”

Apple may have trouble keeping up with initial demand because of supply shortages of components such as in-cell screen displays, according to Barclays. Already, the company had to push out some deliveries to October after early online purchases topped 2 million in 24 hours, double the record set last year with the iPhone 4S.

Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, was among those waiting at an Apple Store before the opening. He wrote on Twitter that he was in line in Australia to pick up the new iPhone.

In Sydney, the first 11 places in line were taken up by companies using the sale to promote their own business. Some of them were there since Sept. 18, and were paid as much as A$200 ($210) a day to stand and advertise for business. Apple employees in blue T-shirts applauded as the first shoppers got into the store while police tried to manage the crowd outside.

At the Apple Store in Tokyo’s shopping district Ginza, about 750 people had lined up by 8 a.m.

“I’ve been taking time-offs since Saturday and waiting,” said Mitsuya Hirose, 37, who was the first in line. “When I bought the iPad, I was the third person in line, so I am happy now,” said Hirose, who bought his first iPhone three years ago.

In Hong Kong, hundreds of people jammed the entrance of the Apple Store in Hong Kong’s IFC mall, chanting and cheering as customers waited to be let in. Police and security guards were standing by as the store opened at 8 a.m., two hours earlier than usual. Only those customers who registered online to reserve a handset were allowed in.

Among them was Michael Chan, a 29-year-old airline industry worker, who called in sick at work to be able to buy two 64 GB black-colored iPhones. Chan said he had bought all previous versions of the iPhone, since they were introduced in 2007.

At three outlets in western Japan’s Osaka, 191 iPhone 5s were stolen earlier Friday, Kyodo News reported, citing police at the prefecture. A resident near one of the outlets saw three men break into the store and then leave in a car, the news agency said. Thefts were also reported from Kobe City, Kyodo said, citing local police.

In central Paris, the crowd of about 500 people in front of the Apple Store near the Garnier Opera included protesting Apple retail staff demanding better compensation, perks and work conditions.

“We won’t block the sale of the iPhone and ruin the day,” said Thomas Bordage, a representative for the SUD union, which represents a minority of Apple Store employees in France. “We generate massive revenue for Apple and we’re just hoping for a gesture to show the company will share some of that with us.”

Jasmine Khounnala-Abécassis, an Apple spokeswoman in France, didn’t return a call seeking comment.

In London’s Covent Garden, a crowd of about 1,000 outside the local Apple store this morning received pastries from a local cafe chain and water bottles from Apple staff.

iPhone 5 TV Commercials Start to Air: Thumbs, Cheese, Physics, Ears

Apple has started to air a group of four commercials for the iPhone 5, each ad is voiced by Jeff Daniels (Dumb and Dumber, Newsroom) and focuses on different aspects of the phone. The videos are described briefly and embedded to watch below.

The first commercial, titled “Thumb”, focuses on the new 4″ display and how it is sized according to the reach of thumbs:

The next commercial is titled “Cheese” and is centered around the new Panorama camera mode new to iOS 6 and iPhone 5:

Another commercial is dubbed “Physics”, and emphasizes how the new iPhone offers more features and a larger display while weighing less and being bundled in a thinner package:

The final commercial airing is called “Ears”, with a focus on the new and improved EarPods headphones that have replaced the popular earbud headphones and ship with iPhone 5:

The ads are all pretty good, and are thus far being received far better than the controversial and unpopular Mac Genius ads from earlier in the summer. Typically you can catch new Apple commercials on TV during primetime, keep a lookout for them.