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iOS 7.0.4 waiting game continues: Updated

Under: iOS, Software
Date: November 14th, 2013

Apple’s iOS 7 was released back in September and more people are now getting to grips with the revamped operating system. A few updates have rolled out since but various issues are still being noted. We recently discussed problems after 7.0.3 was released, and now the iOS 7.0.4 waiting game continues. We wonder if you still feel this update is needed?

There are often teething issues with new operating systems, but we’ve had overwhelming response from readers suffering issues since iOS 7 and its subsequent minor updates. These problems have caused a huge amount of frustration, and we are still receiving comments and emails from readers facing difficulties using their iPhones and iPads since iOS 7.0.3.

While 7.0.3 fixed a sensor problem for the iPhone 5S and 5C and attempted to fix iMessage issues, it also appeared to bring further bugs that need addressing and many people still appear to have complaints about battery life on their devices. We hoped that Apple would issue iOS 7.0.4 pretty quickly, but to date nothing has been released to the public.

However, a week ago we heard evidence of iOS 7.0.4, with news that hardware using this update is making appearances on server logs. This use is likely to be by Apple employees testing the software before the update is rolled out, but a week has now passed and still Apple hasn’t seen the need to release the update.

Maybe Apple now feels that everything is running smoothly enough that iOS 7.0.4 isn’t required, although many would beg to differ on this. Alternatively Apple may now be concentrating on iOS 7.1, although it would be likely that this would be for more than just bug fixes.

The ongoing feedback from our readers has been that iOS 7.0.4 is necessary as soon as possible, to tackle remaining issues that have plagued some users. Now we’d like to get an idea of whether that is still the case, or whether most users are now happy to wait until iOS 7.1 that would be likely to offer new features as well as bug fixes.

Have you had problems with iOS 7 or since the latest iOS 7.0.3 update? Do you still feel that iOS 7.0.4 is sorely needed? If so, what issues are you still encountering? Share your experiences with us and other readers by sending your comments.

UPDATE: At the time of writing iOS 7.0.4 had not arrived. However, Apple has now released the update and we give details of it in this article.

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  • Wayne

    Trouble is whilst I see some glitches with 7.0.3 I actually detest too many update roll outs. I am at a point where I don’t trust Apple to break existing functionality with a new update. Every update feels me with dread and I have to lose a vast chunk of an evening testing everything still works ok. It’s not just iOS on the iPhone/iPad, they seem to release buggy updates on the Apple TV and iTunes too. For me iOS 5.1.1 was the sweet spot. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!!!

  • Jake

    I agree with you for the most part, Wayne, but now sadly it is broke and it they don’t fix it they’re going to lose a lot of customers to other cell manufacturers.

  • jordan

    i want them to fix the lag when u pulled down the spotlight search

  • Mike

    I want the wireless issues fixed…my wife and I continually loose connection to our home wifi….had no issues with my iphone 4 and IOS 6 with my home wireless router

    • veteran222

      they should allow us all to revert to ios 6. Why can’t we have choice?

    • dede

      i agree with u, i have problems with my iphone 4 too. it’s laggy man

  • capjones

    The wait is over… 7.0.4 was just released.

    • JGEM

      do you have any proof?

  • Emm

    I have the update too

  • Guest

    Clearly this site is behind and not up to date since the update was released. I have the update.

  • Zayn

    I update also

  • Zayn

    What is the new on ios7.0.4 ???

  • veteran222

    a. Battery b. Connection/Talk c. Bugs in base programs/Flow d. Everything else. I hope they have a prioritized chart at apple

  • dede

    i want my iphone 4 back with ios 6. i dont like ios 7

  • Kent Thurman

    Have a iPhone 4 and when I’m on the internet it loads slowly or if I’m playing a game it will freeze

  • thy

    Problem 1

    I updated my iPhone 5 to iOs 7.0.3
    (on 10/22 when it released). Since then, my rear-facing camera has
    stopped working. When I open up the camera, it’s just a black screen and
    I cannot take a picture or video, but the other elements on the screen
    are still functional: changing flash from auto/on/off, turning HDR
    on/off, switching from video/photo/square/pano, but still the screen
    remains black. When I switch to the front-facing camera though, it works
    fine. I can take pictures and video through that view.

    Problem 2

    The second problem that’s happened as well is the flashlight in the control center is greyed out, can’t click it at all.

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