iOS 7.1 update coming in a few days with SXSW app for iTunes Festival

Apple is on track to release iOS 7.1 very soon along with a SXSW companion app as the company prepares for the very first US iTunes Festival.

According to John Gruber of the Daring Fireball blog, Apple is building the SXSW app exclusively for iOS 7.1 which gives the company just under 6 days to launch the update and the app, as SXSW starts on March 11th in Austin, Texas. 

iOS 7.1 is expected to bring minor UI tweaks and security fixes for the recently reported vulnerabilities for SSL/TLS and background monitoring. Also, judging by the betas, Apple appears to be attemtping to unify the overall look of iOS 7 and make everything feel more fluid. Apple hasn't seeded the Golden Master build of the update to developers yet but it can be expected to happen very soon followed by the general availability.​

SXSW iTunes Festival starts off with performances by Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and London Grammar on March 11 at 7:30 PM CST and is expected to be streamed live through the exclusive iOS 7.1 SXSW app.

Source: Daring Fireball via Macrumors | Image via Apple

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james.faction said,
"security fixes" including preventing all known jailbreaks from working, taking control away from the user again... Yay Apple.

Buy something else if you don't like it? Buying an iPhone then complaining about the walled garden is idiotic. Some of us value the security of our devices, so fixing the jailbreaks isn't about 'removing choice' it's about plugging a security hole.

good to hear cause my iphone reboots every day - it hardly used to, but it got a pain in the ass in the meantime. hell i even had it reboot twice in a row. that was fun... not

"...the very first iTunes Festival...."

That's odd because I've been to one in London a few years ago, indeed they have had them here since 2007.

"security fixes for the recently reported vulnerabilities for SSL/TLS and background monitoring"
What? Wasn't 7.0.6 suppose to have fixed these?

Wall-swe said,
"security fixes for the recently reported vulnerabilities for SSL/TLS and background monitoring"
What? Wasn't 7.0.6 suppose to have fixed these?

Yup, the security problem has been addressed in iOS 7.0.6. From what I gather Apple hasn't issued a fix for iOS 7.1 beta 5 though. So for developers the final version of iOS 7.1 will address it for them too.

belto said,
hopefully they fixed the huge battery drain.

Something that does wonders for me is turning off Background App Refresh, location services for Facebook Messenger, Location-Based iAds and Setting Time Zone. After disabling those settings I get great battery life on my iPhone 5 and now iPhone 5s. Could be worth looking into. Since I rarely leave Central European Time I have no use for my iPhone constantly checking whether I left the zone or not.

Edited by .Neo, Mar 6 2014, 8:01am :

neo, i have done all you have suggested already, still huge battery drain. on other apple related sites a lot of people are saying the same as me. i am not living in hungary presently but instead i am living in the states.