Online magazine Dumb Out reported on Nov. 18 that Apple Inc. launched Nov. 17 its latest update to the iOS 8 mobile operating system. The newest installment should improve performance, particularly in older devices like the iPhone 4s and the iPad (2nd gen.)
The update brought several bug fixes, increased stability, and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s, according to the company’s installment download description. Apple has not really divulged any more information regarding the update.
The iOS 8.1.1 installment is actually the third update Apple has issued since the debut of the iOS 8 operating system. Apple device users may recall that the first update became available almost immediately upon release as some users quickly pointed out that they experienced a significant loss of service signal. Then in Oct., Apple launched the next update, iOS 8.1, which added mobile support payments after the unveiling of Apple Pay.
It has only been a few months since Apple launched the primary version of iOS 8—which launched in September—but it was met pretty quickly with complaints from owners of older devices; that the new software bogged down the older performance hardware.
Dumb Out reported that the update seems to work very well in the older devices it was designed to address but it also appears to be having great response in the newest Apple devices, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Furthermore, it appears that the update also seems to provide additional benefits for iCloud Drive and apps like iWork, for iOS.
Users that desire to manually update, they can instruct their device to do so by going to “Settings > General > Software Update”. It should not take very long for the update to download to devices.