Just over one month after its last iOS 7.1 beta was released, Apple’s has pushed the release version of its iOS 7.1 software out to the public. Apple’s last pre-release version of its mobile software, iOS 7.1 beta 5, was released on February 4th and as BGR’s sources had previously stated, it was intended to be the final beta version for developers ahead of the iOS 7.1 Gold Master (GM) version. Curiously, Apple has decided to skip the GM build and release iOS 7.1 to the public. According to an earlier BGR report, iOS 7.1 has been scheduled to be released to the public sometime in early or mid-March for quite a while, so the release is right on time.
UPDATE 1: Two unannounced iPad models have been discovered in the iOS 7.1 code!
The new iOS 7.1 software features a number of major changes including new user interface elements, bug fixes and plenty more. It also addresses several big complaints iPhone and iPad users have had since iOS 7 was first released last September.
iOS device owners with an iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, iPad (third and fourth generations), iPad 2, and iPad touch (fifth generation) can download the iOS 7.1 update over the air (OTA) or using iTunes.
The latest public release prior to this new build was iOS 7.0.6.
UPDATE 2: There’s now a Polar poll set embedded below — let us know what you think of iOS 7.1’s key changes.