Apple is said to be working hard behind the curtains on the upcoming release of iOS 8.2, but before that happens, the company could release another software update for iPhone and iPad owners.
A a significant number of iPhone and iPad owners are still affected by WiFi, Bluetooth and battery issues, so Apple could be planning to release a minor software update that won't necessarily bring important new features, but it will rather address these annoying problems that many are still having.
MacRumors publication was the first to observe signs of what it calls the iOS 8.1.3 update:
By the looks of it, iOS 8.1.3 could arrive ahead of iOS 8.2 which Apple has already said is due for release in late January/February. So, you should expect the software update to roll out anytime in January, most likely.
Apple’s Developer site states iOS 8 adoption has now reached 63% on compatible devices which makes it the slowest uptake in iOS history. Therefore, Apple needs to do whatever it takes in order to convince current iOS 7 users that iOS 8 is well-worth the update.