iOS 7.1 has been in the works for quite a while now. The update is expected to introduce a host of new changes and redesign to the operating system, and it was just recently that Apple released the iOS 7.1 beta 5 to developers. Well the good news is that for those looking forward to the update is that apparently beta 5 will be the last beta that will be seeded to developers, and that the next release will be for the public. This information comes from the folks at BGR who claims that their sources informed them beta 5 will be the last beta and that iOS users can look forward to the public release sometime in March, although no specific dates were mentioned.
However BGR thinks that the March date is a bit too “far” for their liking and that they expect a GM build to be released much sooner. Either way iOS 7.1 will introduce a fair amount of changes to the platform. According to BGR, they state that iOS 7.1 feels more “cohesive” and more “thought out”. Earlier screenshots of the operating system have revealed that there will be redesigns introduced to the platform, such as to its keyboard as one of the examples. While the upcoming release of iOS 7.1 is probably something to look forward to, those who jailbroke their devices might not be so eager to update as beta 5 had reportedly closed additional exploits used by jailbreakers. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but hopefully we will hear more about a possible release soon.