Apple is set to roll out iOS 8.1.3 update worldwide by next week that will fix several issues pending in the 8.1.2 update. The company’s retail employees have started to test the upcoming update that was released to them on Wednesday with the build number 12B460.
This is the first time Apple is testing out iOS build with retail employees, though the improvements in the 8.1.3 update have not been revealed by the sources. The company had released the 8.1.2 update a month back that included only minor fixes, leaving many users disappointed. It remains unclear if the update is a beta or a public release, but an update will be rolled out by Tuesday or Wednesday.
“We’ve been told that Apple is planning on releasing an iOS 8 software update sometime next week,” reported BGR.
Another report from iDownloadBlog claimed that there was a clear spike of traffic emanating from devices running iOS 8.1.3. The traffic spike indicated that the Cupertino giant was close to releasing the update to users. Since the update is likely to include only small bug fixes and performance improvements, it is expected to be released without beta testing.
Apple’s next major addition to iOS 8.2 update will be the WatchKit SDK, which was released to developers. The update will bring in a major change to the OS and will see an extended beta testing before its final release. The update is likely to be released with the Apple Watch that is expected to debut in March.The company has so far remained silent on the official release of the Apple Watch.
Users can keep an eye on the software update in the coming days to update their Apple devices to the latest 8.1.3 OS.[ Via ]