Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 after another mess

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Only one day after a Apple released an iOS update that disrupted key features on thousands of iPhones, Apple on Thursday issued a another version of the software to set things right. This is called iOS 8.0.2

The newest update, iOS 8.0.2, is available immediately. This is just one of the Apple’s ‘screw-ups’ that have been publicized in the last few days, along with the public’s discovery that the iPhone 6 Plus can be bent just from having it in your pocket. This may take a while for Apple to regain it’s credability after these relavations.

“iOS 8.0.2 … fixes an issue that affected iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1, and includes improvements and bug fixes originally in iOS 8.0.1,” said by Apple representatives in a statement on Thursday “We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1.”

The impact of the bug took affect immediately after downloading iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday, users began reporting that their iPhones could no longer connect to their network to make calls. In addition, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on some devices stopped working, meaning people could not unlock their phones.

Apple reacted quickly, putting a stop to the 8.0.1 update after just a little over an hour, saying that it was investigating the reports of problems and promising that 8.0.2 would come “as soon as it’s ready in the next few days.” It also issued a workaround for those who’d lost network service or the use of the Touch ID feature.

Apple said that the problems affected fewer than 40,000 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices. Those latest-model phones had only just started arriving in consumer’s hands last Friday, and Apple had said that in the first weekend of sales, consumers had snatched up 10 million of the devices.

iOS 8 was hot of the press only two days early and had offered a number of fixes, as well as new features.

iOS 8.0.2 release contains improvements and fixes, including;

  • Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store
  • Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when user enters their passcode
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from Photo Library
  • Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected internet data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages
  • Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases
  • Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups
  • Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari

September seems to be a month full of promises, yet also full of mistakes by Apple. Among issues such as faults in the design of the iPhone 6 Plus and also the new iOS release, Apple also had to contend with the recent iCloud hacking issues, which saw leaked personal pictures of celebrities. Also the recent appearance of U2’s new album in every iPhone, which did not go down well with most Apple users. One may think that Apple’s announcement of their new iWatch may be overshadowed by the companies many ‘screw-ups’ this month.


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