Apple may push iOS 8.1.3 update next week

iOS 8.1.3 software update seems to be hitting masses real soon. BGR reports that according to their sources Apple was working on a point update as Apple developers test iOS 8.2, and the iOS 8.1.3 update could be publicly releases in the coming week.

While BGR is not sure if this upcoming minor update is a new beta or a public iOS release, but the report notes that the update could be available on Tuesday or Wednesday. Macrumors, however, reports that their website is seeing also seeing a spike in traffic from devices running an unreleased iOS version, and that their data suggests the upcoming software is iOS 8.1.3 which will be released publicly.

Over the course of the past week, MacRumors has seen an increase in visits from devices on Apple’s networks that identify themselves as running iOS 8.1.3, and as of yesterday, that number jumped significantly, suggesting a larger number of Apple employees are now testing the software ahead of a public launch.

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If the rumored upcoming software update is iOS 8.1.3, it’ll most likely come with bug fixes rather than new features. iOS 8.2 will be the one to get new features when publicly released. iOS 8.2 is currently at beta 3 stage, which was seeded to developers on December 18. Apple has recently been reportedly to expand its testing program to retail employees.

The current latest iOS 8.1.2 can be jailbroken with TaiG jailbreak, however, it is yet to be seen if Apple patches the exploit used by TaiG to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 software. iOS 8.1.2 was released on December 9th to address a ringtones related bug resulting is deletion of ringtones from the device.

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