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While Apple is actively beta testing iOS 8.2 with developers well in advance of its public launch in order to provide tools for building Apple Watch apps, it appears there will be at least one more minor software update before iOS 8.2 launches to the public. Over the past week, MacRumors has seen an increasing number of devices from Apple's networks and in general that are identifying themselves as running iOS 8.1.3, likely another bug fix update.

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Visitors to MacRumors.com via Apple's networks from devices 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.


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Overall visitors to MacRumors.com from devices running iOS 8.1.3
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. While there are more likely to be faked identifiers in the general pool of web visitors, the clear trend of increasing usage and visits coming from Apple's own networks have historically been reliable indicators of Apple's development work.

A potential release date for iOS 8.1.3 remains unknown, but with the holiday season rapidly approaching, it appears likely a launch will not occur until early next year unless the update addresses a significant issue that Apple needs to fix more quickly.

The company has not seeded any builds of the update to developers for testing, and it is unclear whether the company has plans to do so, as minor updates such as this one typically do not go through developer testing. One recent exception, however, was iOS 8.1.1 seeded in early November and released to the public a few weeks later.

According to Apple's tracking, iOS 8 is installed on 63 percent of active iOS devices, a figure that continues to slowly rise as users upgrade their existing devices and purchase new ones already running iOS 8.

Article Link: Minor iOS 8.1.3 Update in the Works Ahead of Apple Watch and iOS 8.2
 

Traverse

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Mar 11, 2013
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Since iOS 8.1.2 the quick reply from the lock screen freezes most of the time. :/

On a positive note, they've fixed most of the rotation bugs I was having.
 
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C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Considering that iOS 8.2 probably won't be out until around the time that the Apple Watch is actually released, which is sometime early next year at the earliest, it's not that surprising that there would likely be at least one more bug fix release for iOS between now and then.
 
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newagemac

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Mar 31, 2010
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I sure hope they fix the issue where Spotlight stops searching for apps. It's really frustrating when you have a lot of apps and learned to depend on search rather than sifting through folders.
 
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TheDeviceUser

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Jul 20, 2014
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U.K
Considering that iOS 8.2 probably won't be out until around the time that the Apple Watch is actually released, which is sometime early next year at the earliest, it's not that surprising that there would likely be at least one more bug fix release for iOS between now and then.

Wonder when we'll actually see 8.2? February or March?
 
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Cayden

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Jul 10, 2014
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Utah
I'm really hoping 8.2 will come out in February along with the Apple Watcy
 
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dannys1

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Sep 19, 2007
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I always wonder why Apple's workers are visiting MacRumors from their phones during internal testing...
 
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Xenomorph

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Aug 6, 2008
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* complete device freeze when a Message is received. super annoying. introduced in 8.0, and yet to be fixed.

* rotation issues. i keep unlocking to a landscape Messages window when the device is in portrait. it won't rotate. introduced in 8.0, and yet to be fixed.

* WiFi issues. i'm fine on my home AP, but iOS 8 devices just won't play with any AT&T-provided AP i've used. introduced in 8.0, and yet to be fixed.

* iCloud tabs haven't worked in a while. how did no one from Apple notice this? introduced in 8.1, and yet to be fixed.

* swiping up to close apps can end up with their preview image getting "stuck" at the top of the screen. This was a problem in 7.0, fixed in 7.1, then brought right back in 8.0.

Anyone want to take bets that iOS 8.1.3 doesn't fix any of those issues?
 
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pgiguere1

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May 28, 2009
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Montreal, Canada
I sure hope they fix the issue where Spotlight stops searching for apps. It's really frustrating when you have a lot of apps and learned to depend on search rather than sifting through folders.

It does this for music too.

As someone with 50GB of music, Spotlight was usually the fastest way to start a specific track, but since iOS 8 it can't find anything.

Now I have to open the Music app each time, and deal with 2 other bugs in Music.app's search:

  • Wrong album art is shown in search results for tracks with no album art
  • A track opened from Music.app's search doesn't have the "list" button which shows other tracks from the album

So yeah, I had to change the way I use my iPhone because of a bug and now still have to deal with other bugs! :eek:

EDIT: For some reason, the forum transforms "x search" to "srch" if x is the letter s, that's why I end up with "Music.app'srch"
 
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NMBob

macrumors 65816
Sep 18, 2007
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New Mexico
I always wonder why Apple's workers are visiting MacRumors from their phones during internal testing...

Yeah. You would think that out of everyone on the planet Apple would be able to spoof the version and just have it show up as 8.1.2.
 
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sputnikv

macrumors 6502
Oct 3, 2009
498
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There are so many minor yet annoying bugs that haven't been ironed out. Keyboards getting stuck out of place as well as orientation issues.
 
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dannys1

macrumors 68030
Sep 19, 2007
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UK
* complete device freeze when a Message is received. super annoying. introduced in 8.0, and yet to be fixed.

* rotation issues. i keep unlocking to a landscape Messages window when the device is in portrait. it won't rotate. introduced in 8.0, and yet to be fixed.

* WiFi issues. i'm fine on my home AP, but iOS 8 devices just won't play with any AT&T-provided AP i've used. introduced in 8.0, and yet to be fixed.

* iCloud tabs haven't worked in a while. how did no one from Apple notice this? introduced in 8.1, and yet to be fixed.

* swiping up to close apps can end up with their preview image getting "stuck" at the top of the screen. This was a problem in 7.0, fixed in 7.1, then brought right back in 8.0.

Anyone want to take bets that iOS 8.1.3 doesn't fix any of those issues?

I and no one I know has any of these problems, you might want to try and fresh install, sounds like something is corrupt
 
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w00t951

macrumors 68000
Jan 6, 2009
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Pittsburgh, PA
I and no one I know has any of these problems, you might want to try and fresh install, sounds like something is corrupt

No I've gotten the messages and WiFi bugs, along with crappy orientation sensing that gets stuck sideways.

I text a lot so having the phone keep freezing momentarily when receiving messages is incredibly frustrating.
 
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DriedTurnip

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May 28, 2013
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I and no one I know has any of these problems, you might want to try and fresh install, sounds like something is corrupt

All those problems and more. Have switched to Android for my phone, hopefully iOS9 will be worth coming back to.
 
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Razeus

macrumors 603
Jul 11, 2008
5,291
1,961
Music still skips when switching between apps.

3rd Part keyboards still don't work properly.

Screen on the 6 Plus doesn't rotate properly or even at all.

Using extensions for photo editing deletes all EXIF metadata.

Spotlight search for apps display intermittently (sometime it works, sometimes it doesn't).

iOS 8 is still a mess visually.
 
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Poisonivy326

macrumors 6502
Nov 25, 2012
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Still waiting for the fix for the music app where you often can't go back a track on a playlist and cover art has disappeared randomly from albums.
 
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