iOS 7.0.5 Released for iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C with Minor Bug Fixes
Apple has released iOS 7.0.5 for select iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C models. The minor update includes bug fixes which are said to correct network provisioning for these two specific iPhone models that have been sold in China. In other words, if you don’t have an iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C that is compatible with Chinese cellular networks, you won’t see this update available.
Though the update release notes specifically mention devices sold in China, many other users throughout the world have found the iOS 7.0.5 update available for their compatible iPhone models. Initial reports suggest that users based in the USA will not find the update for their devices.
As of writing, iOS 7.0.4 remains the most recent publicly available iOS version for other iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. iOS 7.1 remains under development and is currently limited to users registered in the iOS developer program through Apple. Users can always check for the newest version of iOS available by opening the Settings app on their devices, heading to “General” and choosing “Software Update”.
iOS 7.0.5 IPSW direct download links
Direct links to firmware files are available through Apple servers below.
- iOS 7.0.5 for iPhone 6,2 (iPhone 5S international model)
- iOS 7.0.5 for iPhone 5,4 (iPhone 5C international model)
These will only install on compatible devices and are not intended for every 5S or 5C device. IPSW is best used by advanced users, most individuals should update their iPhone through iTunes or OTA.
Heads up to MacRumors for noticing the 7.0.5 update.