Apple has been very aggressive in attacking iOS 7 bugs, having released four point updates since 2013 mobile operating system rewrite shipped in mid-September, averaging a patch about every two weeks. However, Apple isn’t done yet and has seeded iOS 7.1 to developers, its first major point release.
Boy Genius Report, among a host of others, notes the appearance of iOS 7.1 beta on the Apple iOS Developer website.
“Apple on Monday updated its iOS developer portal with its first iOS 7.1 beta,” writes BGR. “The release comes just four days after Apple updated the public version of its mobile software to iOS 7.0.4.”
iOS 7.0.4 hit the streets late last week and targeted a number of less serious issues, a FaceTime calling bug.
The just-seeded iOS 7.1, however, is notably more ambitious, though the issues addressed appear to be deeper under the hood:
iOS 7.1 Beta:
Notes and Known Issues
The following issues relate to using iOS SDK 7.1 to develop code.
Bluetooth [known issue] — 32-bit apps running on a 64-bit device cannot attach to BTServer.
CFNetwork [fix] — Previously, if the server-side closed an HTTP request with TCP FIN without sending any bytes of HTTP header or HTTP body, NSURLConnection would synthesize an empty HTTP/1.1 200 OK response. This is now fixed, and the request will result in an error instead of a successful load with a synthesized response.
A new compatibility behavior has been added to address an issue where some web servers would send the wrong Content-Length value for “Content-Encoding: gzip” content. Previously, NSURLConnection and NSURLSession would send a “network connection was lost” / NSURLErrorNetworkConnectionLost (-1005) error in this situation.
The compatibility behavior applies only if the Content-Length value exactly matches the expanded gzip’d content. It won’t apply for “off by 1” or similar miscounting.
Core Text [fix] — Previously, text drawn with CTFrameDraw did not correctly place lines to account for the paragraphSpacing attribute of NSParagraphStyle. This has been addressed in iOS 7.1 beta.
Crash Logs [known issue] — Crash logs will not appear in Diagnostics & Usage Data in Settings. The logs will still be available when synced off the device.
GLKit [fix] — If loaded with GLKTextureLoader, pngcrush images that have alpha were not unpremultiplied.
High Precision Timers [fix] — When sleeping or waiting for extremely precise time intervals, timers were delayed by up to 1 millisecond.
iTunes [known issue] — Loading an iTunes Match library (or your purchased music history) may take much longer than expected, especially on larger libraries. If your library does not sync right away, please wait 30 minutes and try to access it again.
Multipeer Connectivity [fix] — The MCSessioninitWithPeer: method has now been implemented properly.
Not seeing your bug or issue address above? Worry not because this is the first developer seed of iOS 7.1 beta and it will take a few days for the technorati to translate the Apple’s geek speak (a.k.a. release notes) into plain Enlish…
What are you hoping Apple will fix with iOS 7.1?