iOS 7.1 rumored for March rollout

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: February 7, 2014

iPhone 5 iOS update

For many iOS users, it probably feels like iOS 7.1 has been in beta for an eternity. The first beta release of the next major iOS update rolled out all the way back in mid-November, and since then we've seen Apple push out four additional updates, with the most recent one coming just a few days ago. There's been no announcement from Apple concerning the timing of iOS 7.1's public launch, but if a new report is to be believed, the update could finally be close.

According to 9to5Mac's "reliable sources," Apple is currently aiming to roll iOS 7.1 out to all users in March. The final version of the update isn't expected to include any earth-shattering new features, instead bringing with it some bug fixes, performance improvements, user interface tweaks in the Phone app and a better version of the iOS Calendar app.

Apple has released several beta versions of its major updates in the past, with iOS 5 going through 7 beta updates and a GM before it finally made its way to the public, so it's not really a surprise to see iOS 7.1 reach its fifth beta update. That doesn't make the wait for the update any easier, though, especially when it's expected that iOS 7.1 will include a fix for the random reboot bug that many users are experiencing. Here's to hoping that when the sources of today's leak say "March," they really mean "early March."

Via 9to5Mac