Apple's partners to be given iOS 8.0.1 before iOS 8.0 is released

Apple's partners to be given iOS 8.0.1 before iOS 8.0 is released
With Apple soon to introduce the Apple iPhone 6, and quite possibly a phablet-sized version of the phone, it won't be terribly long before iOS 8 is officially released. But before that happens, Apple is expected to start seeding iOS 8.0.1 to its partners. This version of iOS 8 should contain the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements seen on minor OS updates.

We should see iOS 8 offer the new Health application, which will collect data from third party fitness peripherals, like smartwatches and fitness bands. In addition, if the rumored Apple iWatch is finally released, sensors on that device will also collect data such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose, vitamin consumption, as well as the user's height and weight. The Health application will collect this data and could send certain information to a user's Doctor if some of the readings are abnormal.

Another possibility is that iOS 8 will contain a new mobile payments system. Speculation has increased that the next iteration of the iPhone will offer NFC connectivity. Combined with the news that Apple has reached an agreement with American Express, Visa and Mastercard, we should see iPhone Wallet debut in iOS 8 for the Apple iPhone 6.

Considering that Apple is already rumored to be sending out this update to its partners, it would appear that some issues have already been discovered with iOS 8. But as we pointed out before, the incremental increase in the OS build number suggests only minor enhancements and bug fixes will be seen on iOS 8.0.1.

source: BGR

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1. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

hmm well hopefully there will be nfc so it can get more widely adopted instead of currently having a split making companies exclude all those that don't have nfc. NFC needs to be a standard no reason not to.

5. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

People actually use NFC?!

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Google Wallet all the time.

15. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Perhaps in US.

13. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well, yes, but it is limited, namely because the apple crowd which is a big part of the cell phone users, cannot use it. Apple adopting it will allow much faster, easier and smoother easing into using nfc payment e.t.c. And it might actually be a selling point for some iphone users, since then they can join the nfc crowd.

16. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

In EU android is the main seller. Yet EU citizens don't care about NFC. Why do you think that?

17. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I know a lot of EU citizens that want it since its easier. Of course those that aren't into tech don't care. But even so, a company looking to invest in NFC sees numbers and even if its like 70% of their users that have android and can use NFC, that still leaves out 30% Which is still a lot of people, depending on the company of course. So the motivation to change isn't really there, now however it can begin with iphone 6 and hopefully forward having NFC support.

18. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Where can I use NFC in EU?

19. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Don't know where, my point is they want to adapt but why should they went they before cut off a lot of customers since those without NFC couldn't use it, now, with more or less ALL phone brands having NFC it there will not be as many people cut off and thus business' might see reason to upgrade.

2. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Strange why they would not just call it iOS 8.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Can't wait for the big disappointment Tuesday. Tim Cook will probably get on stage and say, "well, we did the research and our end-users don't want to hold anything larger than 4 inches in their tiny hands, therefore, at this time, we can not and will not offer anything larger than 4.01.0956 inches. Please look forward to iPhone 11 for a substantial increase in inches."

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30965; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not even remotely funny. Try again.

9. gregoryyy3 unregistered

Haha I agree, that was a fail. Maybe next time papinyc

4. JOHNNY8573

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

just send the patched version out and call it ios8

8. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

With all this BS talks, It seems apple have nothing to offer to the tech world.

10. gregoryyy3 unregistered

Then don't buy an iPhone?

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30965; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man, gregoryyy3. Ya think lol?

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30965; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They offer the #1 selling line of phones, the #1 selling line of tablets, some of the best desk, and laptops money can buy. The largest digital music/content store, great product support, and customer service. Yep, that sounds like nothing to me. Apple take your 612 billion, your #1 market cap value, all your nothing's, and go jump in the lake. D. Lamore and the jedii said so :D

14. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple dosen't have partners, they have subordinates.

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