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Apple has begun rolling out the latest build of iOS 7, coinciding with the release of its new OS X Mavericks desktop software.

iOS 7.0.3’s key feature is iCloud keychain support, which allows Apple acolytes to track their passwords, user names and credit card details across all their Apple devices.

Cleverly, it also comes with a new password-generator feature. That means Safari will randomly generate hard-to-guess passwords, so accounts aren’t susceptible to attack.

The other major change, though, is a much needed fix for iMessage. The update sorts the problem where iMessage failed to send missives or simply didn’t activate at all.

That bug had been a major, erm, bugbear for many iOS 7 users, who felt Apple was too slow to address the problem, which surfaced in the days after the release of its new mobile platform.

Another key change is the enhancement of the ‘Reduce Motion’ function, offering users greater control over motion and animation settings. This comes after a series of complaints about iOS 7 causing motion sickness.

The update is out now on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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