If you look around on social media, the most common consumer response to Apple's latest platform upgrade is something like, "Is it safe to install iOS 8.1.3?" For app developers, though, the reaction tends to be a little different.
Apple's recent release was intended to address a range of issues and complaints from iPhone and iPad users since iOS 8 first came out, and in some ways might be considered more important than the typical point release. Early reviews suggest it helps with some problems around the iPhone's battery, more overall stability and reduces the amount of storage required to do software updates.
App developers on Twitter responded to the latest iOS version in a variety of ways. For some, getting their apps up to speed quickly was a source of pride:
Others, naturally, were in more of a catch-up mode.
Hi all, Currently, Cartoon HD won't work with iOS 8.1.3 Please don't upgrade iOS 8.1.3. We will fix it ASAP. Many thanks. Gears— Cartoon HD (@CartoonHDPro) January 29, 2015
Power consumption improvements were warmly welcomed by some developers.
Looks like the battery charge indicator might be more linear in iOS 8.1.3— John Topley (@topley) January 29, 2015
Others, however, suggested the company still has some work to do, particularly from an accessibility standpoint.
iOS 8.1.3 Update: Data table #A11y still broken, aria-expanded still backwards, fieldset/legends have never worked.— Paul J Adam (@pauljadam) January 28, 2015
Overall, as with any major OS change, it may turn out that it's the little things that count the most, even to app developers.
iOS 8.1.3, can still get on a phone call and sometimes not have audio playing stop.— Ben Reubenstein (@benr75) January 28, 2015