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Apple acknowledges iOS 8.0.1 issues, posts downgrade guide, confirms iOS 8.0.2 in the works

Apple acknowledges iOS 8.0.1 issues, posts downgrade guide, confirms iOS 8.0.2 in the works
Apple's latest update to their mobile OS – iOS 8.0.1 was immediately reported by some iPhone 6 users to cause serious issues, such as losing network connectivity and TouchID support. Quite a serious blooper this one, but Apple wasted no time in acknowledging it (as opposed to #bendgate, which still hasn't been officially addressed).

The Cupertinians' support page now says that iOS 8.0.2 is currently in the works and will fix the aforementioned issues. In the meantime, as a temporary work-around, the page gives users a step-by-step guide on how to downgrade to vanilla iOS 8 (yes, a guide to downgrading already existed, though it's good to see Apple come up with an official one).

It hasn't been a good couple of days for the new iPhones. First, there's the #bendgate fiasco, now – the iOS 8.0.1 blunder. Still, the devices have been selling out like hot cakes and it's doubtful that these hitches will put a serious bump on the road for Apple.

source: Apple via iMore

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posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:32 15

1. neops (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Rotten

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:46 2

6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Rotten

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 04:32 2

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Rotten

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 07:07 1

15. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


iRotten..

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:33 4

2. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


Once they release the iOS 8.0.2, they'll have 10 new bugs to fix afterwards. Remember the iOS 6 update problems?

They shouldn't be worrying about how fast they get em out, they should focus more on the quality of their updates.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 22:38

29. ThePython (Posts: 901; Member since: 08 May 2013)


99 little bugs in the code
99 little bugs in the code
Take one down, patch it around
117 little bugs in the code

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:35 3

3. JC557 (Posts: 1776; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


This is why I wait a couple of weeks when a phone I'm interested in gets released. Same with a software update.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:35 2

4. MegaEvolution (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


Enjoy calendar widget and Swype keyboard on my iPhone 4s running iOS 8, so no thanks for the Downgrade :)

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:36 2

5. MegaEvolution (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


Not to mention Swype on my iPad 2 is running like a champ with no flaws

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:47 1

7. android_hitman (unregistered)


iEnjoy everything on my working without problems iAndroid device.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 04:12 2

9. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3418; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


What happened to the iPhone 5s gold 64gb with Swype keyboard you mentioned earlier? Broke that one too?

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 07:56

19. Cicero (Posts: 916; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


So partial widgets and possibility of changing keyboards make you happy. Come to Android side and you will be amazed about endless customisation.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:52 2

8. f35hunter (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


And then come an iZombie and say : I have no problem you just bashing Apple !!!!!!
pathetic iZombies :)

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 04:56 3

12. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3418; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Like the Fandroid wouldn't do the same?

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 09:34 1

20. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Difference is the Fandroid has had to hear that Android has problems and bashing since day one.....iPhone ad iOS is supposed to....just work.....

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 12:38

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nothing just works. All os have issues

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 04:46

11. poppy.a (Posts: 41; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


the update is making the battery of 5s drain more than usual and blank screens popping up frequently , apple should do something

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 12:00

24. onyx143 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


they did....buy an Iphlex 6 plus.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:43

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Never tried iOS 8.0.1, looking forward to the next update. Safari gets a freeze up here and there in iOS 8.0

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:51 1

14. blitzkreig (Posts: 103; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)


darkk.. have a request. could you please spare some time running antutu, quadrant, geekbench & 3DMark on your iphone 6 plus & post the scores?

Because those scores are mysteriously unavailable on all major iphone 6 & 6 plus reviews. Please do phonearena readers this favour buddy.

I for one am really interested to see if the gfx manhattan performance extends across all spectrums.

Hope you will oblige

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 07:17

16. JC557 (Posts: 1776; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Hopefully Anandtech will have their in depth review soon enough. Especially now that Anand himself is working at Apple. He would be in a good position to give them a review phone rather quickly.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 07:49

17. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


I tried Antutu 5.0 and it booted me out twice. Odd, to say the least.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 07:49

18. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Around 59% is when I was booted to the home screen.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 11:29

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yes sir after work and gym. 2pm

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 12:39

26. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Chris P. says the phone crashes when tried to run tests

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 10:48 1

21. cripton805 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


What? At least when Android gets it wrong, it's because they have to support thousands of phones. Apple has to worry about how many? Like 3? lol
They also have some deep pockets to make sure that doesn't happen. They make tons of money on hardware alone. iTunes alone can sustain the company alone. Get it together Apple.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 10:52

22. xtremesv (Posts: 298; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Gone are the days when Apple refused to release to the public a beta or unpolished software. I think Apple has become a mass consumption player and the attention to details is now a second thought for the company.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 21:36

27. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


So according to Tim Crook the iOS 8 adoption rate was over 46% or whatever? Will that number stay put in Tim’s presentations without acknowledging downgrades, right?

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 22:22

28. lilg29 (Posts: 89; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


I actually surprisingly haven't had many problems with ios8. I was expecting quite a few issues.

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