WhatsApp iOS 7 update shown off in video

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WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps ever launched on iOS. It has millions of users, and as such, I’ve always felt the developers and designers have been resting on their laurels and not updating the look/feel/UX often enough. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great service and connects many people across the globe, but someone really needs to set a fire under their developers’ backsides. iOS 7 has been available to devs since late Spring this year, and it’s still not updated its app to fit in with the new software.

I did get my hopes up a little too far I feel, as I assumed taking this long would mean the app would be completely revamped. I was wrong. A leaked video (picked up by Christian Zibreg at iDB) shows off the upcoming user interface, and – apart from taking many design cues from iOS 7 – it looks pretty much the same as it always has, and there are no new notable features. (For your info, it’s all narrated in German.)

We have no information on when it’s going to land on the App Store, but, it should be fairly soon, given the “finished” look of the app in the video.

Source: todaysiphone.com

iOS 6.1.4 Update For iPhone 5 Released

Apple  has released iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5 users only, an update that is listed as containing “updated audio profile for speakerphone.”

Having downloaded the update and experimented with the speakerphone I can’t find any changes, so I assume they are behind the scenes.IMG_2310

Normally Apple incorporates security fixes into iOS updates, but at present there’s no word as to whether this update patches any vulnerabilities.

Apple usually delivers iOS updates to developers ahead of a public release, but in this case the update was unexpected. This would suggest that the update is a minor one and possibly indicates that this release does not contain any security fixes.

UPDATE: Apple hasn’t even fixed the lock-screen bypass bug discovered in iOS 6.1.3.

Apple has been approached for comment.

I recommend downloading this update from the iPhone itself – Settings > General > Software Update – as this way the entire package is only 11.5MB as opposed to being hundreds of megabytes if downloaded via iTunes.

Apple is also currently working on iOS 7, which is expected to be previewed in June, and should hit devices in the fall.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/adriankingsleyhughes/2013/05/03/ios-6-1-4-update-for-iphone-5-released/