iOS 7.0.3 released solving iMessage issues and more

Following yesterdays announcements, Apple have quietly released iOS 7.0.3 without too much fanfare as an over-the-air update for all iOS devices that promises to fix the iMessage issues that have been causing headaches for some users.

Some may also be pleased to learn that of all the 'motion sickness inducing' zoom and parallax effects added to iOS 7 can now be turned off too as well; check out the full changelist below.

iOS 7.0.3 changes:

  • Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices
  • Adds Password Generator so Safari can suggest unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts
  • Updates lock screen to delay display of “slide to unlock” when Touch ID is in use
  • Adds back the ability to search the web and Wikipedia from Spotlight search
  • Fixes an issue where iMessage failed to send for some users
  • Fixes a bug that could prevent iMessage from activating
  • Improves system stability when using iWork apps
  • Fixes an accelerometer calibration issue
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Siri and VoiceOver to use a lower quality voice
  • Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
  • Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion and animation
  • Fixes an issue that could cause VoiceOver input to be too sensitive
  • Updates the Bold Text setting to also change dial pad text
  • Fixes an issue that could cause supervised devices to become un-supervised when updating software

This update also brings a slew of security and stability enhancements for the OS that was released just over a month ago.

Yesterday Apple announced the iPad Air, 2nd generation iPad Mini with Retina display, new MacBook Pros and the release of OS X Mavericks. You can also check out our review of OS X Mavericks here.

Via: Apple

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does this and the updated version of iTunes stop the infuriating download of podcasts you have already heard and then after you delete the download it starts downloading it again and then if you go as far as deleting the subscription to the podcast just to stop the damned thing... does it go ahead and add the subscription back in and start downloading again like the present version does... like 20 odd damned times and even after a overnight PC shutdown and it still carries on adding the podcast subscription back in your queue.

It's interesting that Apple hates Microsoft, since Microsoft bailed them out and kept them from going bankrupt. No good deed goes unpunished, I guess.

I do not like surfing on an iPad anymore. I am unable to block all ads, effectively tell websites I do not want to be tracked.

Been searching for this all day, and can't get it... despite my colleague next to me being able to! I guess they love the iPhone 4 more than the iPhone 5S.

Ficman said,
Beware this breaks the new BlackBerry Messenger that just came out yesterday...

I'm sure both people affected will care a lot

Had to google blackberry messenger after your sarcastic both people comment and the first search result say, "BlackBerry Racks Up 20 Million New BBM Users in a Week." I think 20,000,000 is a pretty big difference than the 2 people I take from the BOTH comment lol.

There were a lot of improvements on the iPad 3 that I've noticed.

Also, after the 7.0.3 patch, both my wife's iPhone 5S and my iPhone 5 carriers changed from "HOME" to "TFW" (TracFone Wireless). I use StraightTalk and she uses Net10 (both TFW subsidiaries). Not sure why this would be related to a patch though. Kind of a head scratcher.

some more info for your tin foil hat: you can also have it synced across your devices without being stored on the apple side of things

Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices

Big Brother Apple now makes it easy for the police /NSA to access your accounts.

They can get whatever they need. If you suddenly decide to become a fugitive or terrorist, they can subpoena whatever information they want. If you don't commit serious crimes, then they don't have any reason to spy on you, so who really cares?
Regardless, this has nothing to do with iCloud Keychains.

I hate the Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion and animation.
They should have kept this portion as an option to the animation reduction.

Mortis said,
Why... do you love useless lag?

Maybe he likes the parallax effects on the home screen but doesn't like the useless animations. I agree with his sentiment that there should be a toggle for each.

I don't really care for the cross-fade effect they've stabled on for folks who want to 'reduce motion'. I like the existing animations, I just want them to take half of the time.

I wish WP follows same procedure.
99% of the time, they don't have any annoying bugs [not saying it's perfect].
but still I want to WP to provide incremental updates for Developers at least, once in month.