Apple Inc's biggest media event on Oct. 22 has finally come with the release of the iPad Air, iPad Mini with retina display and the Mac Pro. The company has also rolled out a relatively significant software update with iOS 7.0.3.
Apple's latest software update includes an iCloud Keychain feature to iOS 7 which lets users create, store and fill in secure passwords for Web sites accessed in Safari browser. The newly-released iOS 7.0.3 update also comes with a standalone password generator so users can create secure logins in Safari.
With devices on iOS 7, the new iOS 7.0.3 will now wait to display the "Slide to Unlock" when users enable Touch ID. In this case, Apple has assumed users will more likely use their fingerprint to access their devices.
Based on the release notes included in the new iOS 7.0.3 update, it will also let users search the Web and Wikipedia using Spotlight search bar. The iOS 7.0.3 fixes several iMessage problems reported by users. Some iOS 7 users were experiencing issues with iMessages failing to send.
The software update also fixes the bug causing iMessage activations to fail sometimes. iPhone users who complained about bugs in the accelerometer will be happy to know that iOS 7.0.3 has provided a solution to some extent. Apple has also fixed a bug allowing someone else to bypass the Lockscreen passcode.
Apparently, Apple Inc has been listening to iOS 7 users who are continuously complaining of motion sickness reportedly caused by iOS 7 animations. The new iOS 7.0.3 will give users the option to reduce motion even further. Basically, Apple's latest software update will eliminate almost all of the animations on iOS 7.
When the iOS 7 was first released, the animations can be lessened by enabling the "Reduce Motion" option. This will disable the parallax effect but not the animations of the icons. With iOS 7.0.3, the icon animations can also be removed too.
Here is the complete list of improvements and bug fixes taken from Apple's Web site.
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
-Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices
-Adds Password Generator so Safari can suggest unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts
-Updates lock screen to delay display of "slide to unlock" when Touch ID is in use
-Adds back the ability to search the web and Wikipedia from Spotlight search
-Fixes an issue where iMessage failed to send for some users
-Fixes a bug that could prevent iMessage from activating
-Improves system stability when using iWork apps
-Fixes an accelerometer calibration issue
-Addresses an issue that could cause Siri and VoiceOver to use a lower quality voice
-Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
-Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion and animation
-Fixes an issue that could cause VoiceOver input to be too sensitive
-Updates the Bold Text setting to also change dial pad text
-Fixes an issue that could cause supervised devices to become un-supervised when updating software