Three long-lasting bugs continue to affect iPhone and iPad users with iOS 8.3

Three long-lasting bugs continue to affect iPhone and iPad users with iOS 8.3
A bit more than a week ago, Apple pushed out iOS 8.3 as a public release. But judging from the complaints being posted on Apple-centric forums, this build of iOS could use a healthy spray of Raid. Apparently there are a trio of bugs that are frustrating some iOS users. One bug randomly disconnects users from a Wi-Fi network. Judging from the number of posts discussing this issue on the Apple Support Communities site, this is a pretty widespread problem.

What makes those suffering through this bug angry, is that one of the items on the changelist for the new build specifically states that it "Addresses an issue where some devices disconnect intermittently from Wi-Fi networks." This is an issue that actually dates back to last September's release of iOS 8.

The second bug grabs images on the camera roll of an iOS 8.3 powered iPhone or iPad, and takes them out of chronological order. Strangely, third party apps that access the camera roll continue to show the same pictures in the correct chronological order. This also is a long-festering problem for iOS users, dating back to last September's launch of iOS 8.

The third issue deals with data from iCloud that shows incorrect total storage figures. By showing that iCloud users have much more content stored away than they really have, this bug is limiting the ability of iOS 8.3 users to store data, media and content in the cloud. The problem seems to show up for those with multiple iOS devices employing the same iCloud account. One person complained that his iPad mini shows that he has 1GB of iCloud storage remaining while his iPhone correctly shows that he has 5GB of memory available.
 
If there is good news for iOS 8.3 users, it is that iOS 8.4 will probably be made available in conjunction with WWDC in June. That new build is expected to include Apple's new streaming music service and the annual developer conference would probably be a good time for Apple to promote the new service from a marketing basis. And hopefully that build will also exterminate these three bugs which have been maddening for iPhone and iPad users.


source: Forbes

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264 Comments

1. Sauce5 unregistered

Hopefully they get fixed soon, especially the WiFi bug. One bug I couldn't stand though is the bug on Android that bloats up over 1 GIG of RAM and ultimately leaves the phone to crash.

2. Sauce5 unregistered

Edit: At least they fixed the issue. How long does it take Apple? Also hope this gets fixed on Android soon: http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/03/android-hijacking-bug-may-allow-attaclers-to-install-password-stealers/

4. jerzyiroc

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

It's been fixed, since Android 4.3. This is also a complete nonissue if you only download apps from the Google Play Store. If you willingly download and install apps outside the store, you are accepting all risks.

11. Sauce5 unregistered

Isn't that what everyone boasts and shouts about on here? "FREEDOM!" "UNRESTRICTED ECOSYSTEM!" "NO ANNOYING STRAIGHT-JACKET OS!"

13. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

U really got issues, kid. Read again what he writes. Where did he said it's forbidden or restricted.

17. Sauce5 unregistered

He "did said" no where that it is restricted. You should really learn some reading comprehension (let alone writing) and re-read both posts, before you go insult someone (and your own intelligence).

54. Scorpion67 unregistered

You seriously need help.

19. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Nope we want freedom to choose nothing more :) With ios i have no choice.. If i want to radically change the style of my phone and try another phone maker i cannot with ios. All i have is what 3 choice a year. Here all my last phones from new to old : HTC M9 Sonim XP 7700 Sony Xperia Z1 HTC one M7 LG optimus G Samsung S3 HTC one S HTC desire HD Those phone are very different from one another. The feel of the OS is also different. But i can still use all the app i paid for since my desire HD now on my M9. I also have more flexibility to use various luncher and if i would want to take the chance i also can download app by APK ( wich i never recommend anyone to do ) So the point here is to have the choice!

56. gaming64 unregistered

Dude the choice is flexibility/security or security/flexibility

37. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes. You have that option.

63. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

The irony that your so called os is the most secured @sauce5

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Malware and rogue apps exist in the play store. Should I link you to the proof?

21. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Apps thats steal your personal information exist on the appstore. You just dont know what permission they have. Many apps track you and your info all the time. I also have some clients come in with iphone thats where not jailbreaked and with a malicious app on it thats made it send link by text to all the contact. Anyhow continue to live in your golden jail ;)

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google tracks your every move. Google has more data on you than you do.

48. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Apple tracks your every move. Apple has more data on you than you do. The NSA tracks your every move. The NSA has more data on you than you do.

72. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple isn't google. Apple doesn't have really targeted ads from stuff you've searched in maps and on youtube. You don't have to use Apple. It's kinda hard not to use Google. Spare me. You have no real response to Google being a monopolistic entity that can do whatever it wants.

49. thesims2customs

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

If what you mean is Google Location History, you can turn it off.. :/ Not a big problem, at least my WiFi doesn't disconnected.

73. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No I mean Google tracking literally everything you do. It is a big problem. Don't forget about Lollipop's memory drain bug.

148. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Don't forget to wear your aluminum foil hat when you step out from under your bridge.

42. OSarena

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 08, 2015

It's very clear that play store has more malware than App Store, if you disagree with this then your just ignorant, Google was aware of around 200,000 malware apps available on the play store and they didn't act for almost a year and a half, Apple is closed for a reason, is much harder getting a malware app into an iPhone, because everything is controlled by apple and tested by it.

23. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I never said it doesn't exist.

43. OSarena

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 08, 2015

Its really easy publishing a malware app on the play store, you can test this out yourself, create a empty app and it will 95% of the time be accepted to the play store, compare to the App Store the kick backs apps because it's too boring or doesn't have the right font. Also as it says in the article you given us, it's really hard to infect a iOS devices (thanks to it being close system) "I'm not quite sure this quite explains the story correctly. This isn't software that can sneak onto your iPhone unnoticed or be downloaded from the App store. Apple has a mechanism for companies to install a bespoke App without going through the Apple Store. However, to do this you have to go through several explicit steps where you are told that what you are installing is potentially unsafe. On iOS 8, now running on 70% of iPhones, the app has to be restarted if you restart your phone, and you have to do this deliberately." What's more, to actually implement it, the malware operator needs to target you directly by first attacking your friends iPhones so that you see it as a trusted source. This begs the question of how they get it onto your friends' iPhones.

57. gaming64 unregistered

Tell me how many iDevices are affected by malware? The App Store by far safer but not the safest. If you download apps from third party app stores l, thats where you more likely get malware from.

39. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They also exist in the App Store.

61. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I thought you didn't discuss matters that weren't the subject of the article. At least that's what you say when other do it to you. But I guess the reverse is OK though right?

74. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Do you always have to be so salty?

81. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Is that your goto response when you have nothing better to say? You call out people for doing the same thing you do, but when you get called out, you deflect.

108. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not deflecting. You just don't have an argument because you do the same thing yourself.

115. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I didn't say that I didn't. But you're the one who gets mad when people comment on something that the article isn't about. "What does Apple have to do with this?" "This article isn't about that." But yet here you are doing it and now you're bitchy because someone called you on it.

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