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Apple Testing iOS 7.0.3 as Users Await Messages, Battery Fixes

Apple Testing iOS 7.0.3 as Users Await Messages, Battery Fixes

| On 01, Oct 2013

 Apple Testing iOS 7.0.3 as Users Await Messages, Battery Fixes

With an apparent eye on lingering battery and Messages issues, no doubt, work iOS 7.0.3 is already well under way. No, we don’t know that is what Apple’s working on, but those are the iOS 7 issues de jure and, if nothing else, Cupertino’s code monkeys have been responsive to user complaints.

Turn around time is an important and, though neither company nor its mobile OS are perfect, Apple has been pretty darned quick with the bug fixes. For example, Apple was working iOS 7.0.1 for iPhone 5s and 5c, as well as iOS 7.0.2 (lock screen issue) even before it released either iOS 7 or their new smartphones.

That said, a small yet persistent number of iOS 7 users are reporting lingering battery and Messages issues. Whereas iOS 7.0.2 remedied battery issues for some, though not all users, the Messages problem got worse for many after that release.

See also: How To: Fix the iOS 7 Messages Issue

Well, guys and gals, unbunch your knickers, because Boy Genius Report is reporting that Apple is working on iOS 7.0.3.

“According to our sources, Apple has seeded iOS 7.0.3 to employees and partners for final testing,” writes BGR’s Jonathan S. Geller. “We’re not sure exactly when the new software will be released to the public, but we believe it will be sometime next week.”

To whit, MacRumors adds that they’ve noticed a distinct uptick in the number of devices with IP numbers that trace back to Apple running iOS 7.0.3.

In addition to the iOS 7 Messages and battery issues, what problems are you hoping Apple will fix with iOS 7.0.3?

  • Casper

    Facetime doesn’t work

  • Ravinder Kumar

    iOS 7.0.3, installed today. On a iPhone 5S, major drain from 0.2, problems still remains. Battery drains over like 25% in an hour and when using and 5-6% on standby over an hour, wtf!

  • peterh

    installed 7.0.3 last night on my 4S with 100% battery-Woke up this morning with dead battery. This really sucks. Ity was bad enough before -Now its unusable

  • scanboostar

    installed 7.0.3 last weekend on my 4S, Left is with 100% battery at 0:00-Woke up this morning at 7:00 with dead battery. This really sucks. Ity was bad enough before -Now its unusable. It has to be thethered to a power source almost all the time.