Apple iOS 7.0.4 released for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Apple iOS 7.0.4 released for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Apple has just released the iOS 7.0.4 software update for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. The newest version of Apple's mobile operating system has faced its share of issues with users, and Apple has been working hard at fixing these issues which includes tethering issues and some security holes.

After releasing iOS 7.0.3 some weeks ago a follow-up was widely expected in the form of iOS 7.0.4 or iOS 7.1. Now you can download the update over-the-air (OTA), through iTunes, or manually through the following links.

As expected, the update brings several bug fixes, performance enhancements, and general housekeeping updates. So, if you've been experiencing any issues with your device, it’s highly recommended you go ahead and update immediately. Of course, even if you've not encountered any problems, it’s always best to run the latest version, since even if the aforementioned changes aren't exactly overwhelming, the most recent release tends almost always to be the least susceptible to bugs.

Official changelog for 7.0.4 from Apple states:
Bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users.
Is it safe to Jailbreak iOS 7.0.4

The only reason you would likely want to keep from updating your device is the possibility of jailbreaking it - at least until we get some kind of clarification from an experienced hacker or developer. We already know that every version up until iOS 7.0.4 has been safe to update to for those holding out hope of a future untethered jailbreak, and so before you go ahead and push to iOS 7.0.4, just wait for the follow-up post that will confirm either way.

[UPDATE Nov 15] Jailbreak guru @MuscleNerd has taken to his Twitter page to inform users wishing to jailbreak that it is safe to update to iOS 7.0.4.

Apple iOS 7.0.4 Download Links

[UPDATE] You can also download Apple's iOS 6.1.5 for iPod touch 4th-gen which will fix the Facetime issue.

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