Apple has reportedly started working on a new iOS 8.1.3 bug-fix update, according to recently leaked server logs from MacRumors.
The server logs clearly indicate that there will be at least one more minor bug-fix update before the public release of iOS 8.2, which is currently in the second beta stage under developer testing.
Furthermore, MacRumors has ascertained that there has been a sudden surge in the traffic or an increase in the number of devices (in the past one week) being logged from Apple's networks that are running the latest iOS 8.1.3 update, as seen in the server logs below.
The first hint of iOS 8.1.3 surfaced via MacRumors' server logs on 8 December, which is just a day before Apple rolled out the iOS 8.1.2 public release to fix a minor issue with disappearing ringtones along with a few other bug-fixes.
The overall traffic stats also suggest an upward trend aside from a weekend dip (based on a larger sample size), while the usage stats of iOS 8.1.3 logged from Apple's own networks is a clearer indication of the company's ongoing development work.
Though there are no potential release details for the update at the moment, it is likely that Apple might push back the next iOS update until early next year unless the company plans to release a key update to fix critical issues on iOS 8 devices.