Apple releases iOS 7.1 update, includes support CarPlay support

Lest you thought you might be waiting until iOS 8 for a new dose of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 7.1 is here with a bunch of changes, enhancements, and updates. The upgrade’s been in beta for a while, but it officially arrived on Monday. Probably the most prominent addition in the new version is that of CarPlay, the “iOS in the Car” experience that Apple recently showed off at the Geneva Motor Show. 

Apple on Monday released an update for its mobile operating system on iDevices, the first of any significance since iOS 7′s debut six months ago. iOS 7.1 brings with it a number of new features, design changes, improvements, and bug fixes, one of which puts to bed the random reboot issue that’s been frustrating many users in recent months. First up, the updated mobile OS brings support for Apple CarPlay, previously known as iOS in the Car. This takes the tech giant into new territory as it seeks to gain a foothold in the in-car infotainment market. The CarPlay system links an iPhone 5S, 5C or 5 with a car’s built-in display, allowing the driver to more comfortably control a range of apps, with Siri playing a prominent role allowing you to keep your eyes on the road.

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