The company has released another new update software update for iPhones and iPads that closes more security loopholes, adds new features and should stop the feeling of nausea some users have experienced.
iOS7 version 0.3 is now available for download and installing it on an iPhone, iPad or fourth-generation iPod Touch will fix the iMessage problem that a number of users have been complaining about — messages aren't sent, aren't received or are sent as paid-for text messages — and will add the iCloud Keychain functionality that the company announced at its WWDC in June.
This means that iDevice owners will be able to use Apple's cloud storage platform to save passwords, personal details and credit card details and automatically access them when they arrive at a website's log-in page. The information features heavy-duty encryption and is a serious attempt by Apple to make online activity safer and less risky for its customers and to encourage them to create better and more varied passwords for the services they use on a daily basis, rather than recycling the same login details across all web services and leaving themselves seriously exposed to cyberattacks.
However, for some, the most welcome addition will be the 'reduce motion' controls so that the 3D effects and zooming, which are hallmarks of iOS7, can be tailored. When the operating system first launched, Apple's community board became awash with users complaining that the animated effects was making them feel sick.
The 92MB download is available now but be warned, as over 60 percent of Apple's mobile devices are now on iOS7, it could take some time to install the update.