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With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone
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This story originally appeared on Business Insider
After nearly six months, Apple has finally released iOS 7.1, the first major update to the operating system designed by Jony Ive.

The update brings a number of changes to iOS, from how things work behind the scenes -- no more "white screen of death!" -- to common interface elements that you see all the time but might not think about.

From changes to buttons and fonts to the introduction of CarPlay, we've gathered the stand-out changes coming to your iPhone in iOS 7.1.

With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

The slide to unlock and slide to power down animations have both been changed.

The slide to unlock and slide to power down animations have both been changed.
With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

Buttons in the Phone app are now circles rather than rectangles.

Buttons in the Phone app are now circles rather than rectangles.
With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

The keyboard is now bolder and the shading on the Shift key has been reversed.

The keyboard is now bolder and the shading on the Shift key has been reversed.
With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

There are now options for turning off transparency throughout the interface.

There are now options for turning off transparency throughout the interface.
With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

You can even turn it off on the the dock.

You can even turn it off on the the dock.
With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

If their location wasn't clear before, there's now an option to put shading around text on buttons.

If their location wasn't clear before, there's now an option to put shading around text on buttons.
With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

For those who can't read the small, thin fonts in iOS 7, there are settings to make the fonts throughout many of Apple's apps about as big as anyone could need.

For those who can't read the small, thin fonts in iOS 7, there are settings to make the fonts throughout many of Apple's apps about as big as anyone could need.
With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

For those with access to a compatible vehicle, iOS 7.1 brings CarPlay, which lets you use iOS on your car's built-in infotainment system.

For those with access to a compatible vehicle, iOS 7.1 brings CarPlay, which lets you use iOS on your car's built-in infotainment system.
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With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

You can use it to control music from iTunes or a handful of third-party apps.

You can use it to control music from iTunes or a handful of third-party apps.
Image credit: Daimler
With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

Or use Apple Maps for navigation.

Or use Apple Maps for navigation.
With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

You can now control exactly how long Siri listens for by holding down the home button and releasing when you're finished.

You can now control exactly how long Siri listens for by holding down the home button and releasing when you're finished.
With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

Some iPhone 5S users have found that Touch ID degrades over time. iOS 7.1 fixes that issue.

Some iPhone 5S users have found that Touch ID degrades over time. iOS 7.1 fixes that issue.
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With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone

For those still using an iPhone 4, iOS 7.1 will also bring significant performance improvements overall.

For those still using an iPhone 4, iOS 7.1 will also bring significant performance improvements overall.
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  • With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone
  • 1. The slide to unlock and slide to power down animations have both been changed.
  • 2. Buttons in the Phone app are now circles rather than rectangles.
  • 3. The keyboard is now bolder and the shading on the Shift key has been reversed.
  • 4. There are now options for turning off transparency throughout the interface.
  • 5. You can even turn it off on the the dock.
  • 6. If their location wasn't clear before, there's now an option to put shading around text on buttons.
  • 7. For those who can't read the small, thin fonts in iOS 7, there are settings to make the fonts throughout many of Apple's apps about as big as anyone could need.
  • 8. For those with access to a compatible vehicle, iOS 7.1 brings CarPlay, which lets you use iOS on your car's built-in infotainment system.
  • 9. You can use it to control music from iTunes or a handful of third-party apps.
  • 10. Or use Apple Maps for navigation.
  • 11. You can now control exactly how long Siri listens for by holding down the home button and releasing when you're finished.
  • 12. Some iPhone 5S users have found that Touch ID degrades over time. iOS 7.1 fixes that issue.
  • 13. For those still using an iPhone 4, iOS 7.1 will also bring significant performance improvements overall.
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