According to John Gruber of Daring Fireball, the company from Cupertino has finished testing iOS 7.1 and is ready to seed it to final users any day now. The big event is likely to take place ahead of the iTunes Festival.
Apple’s first iTunes Festival in the U.S. starts a week from today at SXSW in Austin. Apple is going to stream the performances to iOS devices using an app, but I’ve heard from a little birdie that the app requires iOS 7.1 (which explains why the app isn’t out yet). That means iOS 7.1 should ship any day now.
Apple’s iOS 7.1 contains a number of important security improvements, apart from that, slightly redesigned call screens and power off slider.
It should be noted, however, that those who use jailbroken devices should not hurry and upgrade to the new iOS version as soon as it becomes available. Previously, some reports surfaced on the Internet, which prove that iOS 7.1 contains fixes for the vulnerabilities used by current jailbreak tools. Hackers have to check if this is truth or not.
Evad3rs have recently released an updated version of their untether in Cydia that contains a bunch of improvements. The most important is probably a tweak that saurik requires to fix the problem with MobileSubstrate and make it fully functional.
Version 0.2 of this package is what came with evasi0n7 1.0.1; it removes the TaiG splash screen and adds some features that saurik will be relying on in future updates to other packages. Users who jailbreak with evasi0n7 1.0.1 already have version 0.2 of this package installed.
One can install the new untether via the Changes tab in Cydia.