Apple is known for its quality products and their robustness. Its constant endeavor is to make their products more and more stable, robust and better and better by the day. Well, iOS8 that was released as a major release last year, brought with it a myriad of performance issues and posed more and more opportunities for improvement. iOS 8.1.3 was released by Apple on Tuesday 27th January 2015. It is available for download and update for all iPhone and iPad users through the Software update section, iTunes on Mac or PC. Though it is a minor release, it has some great bug fixes and improvements in a few specific areas of the phone. iPhone Apps Development will definitely benefit from this as it has some of the most desired performance improvements and increased stability as claimed by Apple. The previous release of iOS 8.1.2 was released in December 2014 which contained a minor security fix. Well, 8.1.3 is the answer to the persistent complaint of iPhone and iPad users who say that they never have enough space on the phone to update. Prior to 8.1.3, most updates required many GBs of free storage space for installation! In addition to this, the latest iteration of the iOS mobile operating system fixes certain other issues such as Apple ID logins, Multitasking gestures for the iPad and bugs in the spotlight search results. Other than this, it also adds configuration options for educators and standardized testing. According to Apple, this new update includes the following updates and fixes (In Apple’s own words)
- Reduce the amount of storage required to perform a software update.
- Fix an issue that prevents some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime.
- Address an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results.
- Fix an issue that prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad.
- Add new configuration options for education standardized testing.