iOS 7.0.4 Now Available for Your iPad, and Updated iBooks and iTunes U, Too

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Apple has just released a bevy of updates, most notably iOS 7.0.4, the company’s latest attempt to hunt down all the bugs in its mobile operating system. In addition, iBooks and iTunes U have been given facelifts.

Apple iOS 7.0.4So far, the only official word on what’s included in the latest tweak to the iOS is this brief description from Apple support site:

Bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users.

There are two ways to install iOS 7.0.4. One is to hook the iPad or iPhone to a computer running iTunes. The other option allows the user to download and install the new version directly. The user just needs to go to Settings > General > Software Update.

iBooks and iTunes U Updates

Apple used iOS 7 to bring a significant change in the appearance of its operating system for tablets and smartphones, using a flatter look with simpler graphics. Since then, it has been working to modify the look of its own apps. The latest to receive this treatment is iBooks and iTunes U.

One of the design goals of iOS was to remove the skeuomorphic elements, so that the Calendar app no longer looks like a physical desktop calendar and the Game Center no longer appears to be velvet table in a casino. However, there is at least one holdout: turning a page in iBooks still emulates turning a page in a physical book even after this re-design. Still, the old “wooden” bookshelf is gone.

The updates for both iBooks and iTunes U are available for free in the App Store.



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