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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29 Comments

1. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

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6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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15. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

iRotten..

2. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

29. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 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

3. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

4. MegaEvolution

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

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

5. MegaEvolution

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

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

7. android_hitman unregistered

iEnjoy everything on my working without problems iAndroid device.

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

19. Cicero

Posts: 1148; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

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

8. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

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

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Like the Fandroid wouldn't do the same?

20. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.....

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nothing just works. All os have issues

11. poppy.a

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

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

24. onyx143

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

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

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 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

14. blitzkreig

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 18, 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

16. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

17. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

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

18. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

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

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sir after work and gym. 2pm

26. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

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

21. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

22. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

27. VHMP01

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 27, 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?

28. lilg29

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

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

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