iOS 8.1.3 Update Coming Ahead of iOS 8.2 and Apple Watch Release


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According to a report by MacRumors, there will be at least one more minor iOS update before Apple releases iOS 8.2 to the general public. Apple has already released iOS 8.2 beta to the developers but the source seems to have noticed visits from an increasing number of devices in the past one week, that are identifying themselves as running iOS 8.1.3.

“The first sign of iOS 8.1.3 from Apple appeared in our logs December 8, just a day before the company released iOS 8.1.2 to the public to patch a minor issue with disappearing ringtones and deliver other minor bug fixes. A day later, Apple seeded the second iOS 8.2 beta to registered developers.

The number of hits from iOS 8.1.3 remains low, numbering just a few dozen in total from Apple’s networks. A view of overall traffic from iOS 8.1.3 devices shows a clearer upward trend aside from a weekend dip, based on a much larger sample size”.

It must be noted that even though there may be faked identifiers in the general pool of web visitors, the source says that increasing usage and visits coming from Apple’s own networks “have historically been reliable indicators of Apple’s development work”. 

While a definite release date for iOS 8.1.3 download remains unknown, it is expected that a launch will not occur until early next year unless the update addresses a significant issue.


  • Biggy604

    What about battery life for iphone 5/5s/5c? As it seems after each update, my battery life seems to dwindle down shorter ever since the release of iOS8.

  • Flash

    I experience just the opposite, increase life for my 5 for sure since 8

  • Riddlemethis

    you never should’ve updated to iOS 8. The rule of the thumb is to update only one version higher than what came with the device. Since the iPhone 5 came with iOS 6, you should only run iOS 7. even with the 5S with faster CPU, the onboard 1 GB RAM isn’t enough to effectively handle ioS 8, hence battery issues and other issues you may or may not have noticed.

  • Riddlemethis

    hahaha. it’s all about perception. reminds me of the jimmy kimmell episode where he told people that the iphone they were looking at was the brand new just released when in fact it was it an older version.