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iOS 7.0.4 update improves FaceTime feature

Apple has released an update to iOS 7 that fixes a problem with FaceTime, as well as interface overhauls for iBooks and iTunes U.

Apple's iOS 7.0.4 includes "a fix for an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users," according to the release notes.

The 66.2MB update requires at least 1.2GB of storage in order to install on your iOS device. To access it, navigate to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch while on Wi-Fi, or plug your gadget into a PC and download via iTunes.

According to MacRumors, Apple also released iOS 6.1.5 for the fourth-gen iPod touch, which addresses the same FaceTime problem.

On Twitter, at least one user was pleased with the fix. "THANK GOD we're fixing this FaceTime bug, because I was just about to say iOS 7 has no other issues, and it was so weird to ignore this one," he wrote.

Others, not so much. "Stupid IOS 7 update. I don't use FaceTime. So I don't care that it's been crashing," a perturbed iOS user wrote.

Within iOS, meanwhile, Apple also gave its iBooks and iTunes U apps a makeover. Further eschewing skeuomorphic designs, Apple has dumped the bookshelf in iBooks and replaced it with white, shaded rows and the flat text found elsewhere in iOS 7. The icon is also now orange with a flat book in the middle, replacing the one that matched the app's "wood" interface design.

iTunes U, meanwhile, now has a similar colour scheme and light colour scheme.

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