Tom 2016-03-30 10:16 pm
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iOS 9.3.1 – Release and Download imminent?

Apple’s iOS 9.3.1 firmware update has appeared in server logs across the web, is a release and download of the update imminent? There are a few serious bugs in the final iOS 9.3 release, despite all of the thorough beta testing. Thus it is likely that Apple will continue churning out fixes. For instance, older iPads such as the iPad 2 suffered from not being able to authenticate with iCloud, while some users complain about dysfunctional links in the Safari browser. The iOS 9.3 update has been reissued for some of the older devices and is now only downloadable in its second version. Given that some of the issues still aren’t fixed in that version of the update, it is very possible that iOS 9.3.1 is right around the corner.

iOS 9.3.1 already spotted in web server statistics

Browsers communicated their operating system version to services such as Google Analytics, which in turn allows webmasters and administrators to analyze their audience and adapt their sites to best support a proper browsing experience which is tailored to the individual browser and OS. The still unreleased iOS 9.3.1 has appeared in logs across the web, which means that Apple is already testing it out in the field. Most of the hits that are being registered with iOS 9.3.1 devices come from San Francisco and the valley. There is no official statement as to when the next firmware patch will be issued, but it might come out as early as this week.

As soon as Apple releases the iOS 9.3.1 firmware update and enables the download, we’ll let you know in our blog.

Update: 31st of March – the update is now available and can be downloaded by going to Settings > General > Software Updates.