Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 To Fix Issues Caused By 8.0.1 Update

After Apple released the iOS 8.0 update for iOS 7, a number of users noticed some bugs with the new operating system, especially with the HealthKit app, some third-party keyboards and Photo Library. Apple then released an 8.0.1 update, which caused even more problems that led to cellular connectivity and TouchID being disabled for some users.

Apple said fewer than 40,000 users have been affected by these issues, but the company still pulled the update within 60 minutes of release and advised users who had already installed it to reinstall iOS 8.0. 

Yesterday Apple released another update, called version 8.0.2, which contains all the fixes for all the problems 8.0.1 was supposed to fix, and also the bugs that the 8.0.1 update itself caused. The new iOS 8.0.2 brings the following list of improvements:


Apple also issued an apology:

"iOS 8.0.2 is now available for users, it 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," the company said in a statement. "We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1."

Despite having a good start by breaking its own sales record for the first weekend, the rest of Apple's week has been pretty rough, with reports of bended iPhone 6 Plus devices, complaints about the software and studies about the iOS 8 crash rate. Apple was quick to fix some of these issues, but they could have a lasting impact on Apple's image as a company that only releases high quality products.

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Lucian Armasu
Lucian Armasu is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers software news and the issues surrounding privacy and security.
  • kawininjazx
    "apple releases iOS 8.0.3 to fix problems with 8.0.2"

    Apple makes the phones, how can they have so much trouble? Android has hundreds of devices, I understand with problems there, but iOS 8 only runs on a couple phones.
  • TechieNewbie
    "apple releases iOS 8.0.3 to fix problems with 8.0.2"

    Apple makes the phones, how can they have so much trouble? Android has hundreds of devices, I understand with problems there, but iOS 8 only runs on a couple phones.

    I think you mean "apple makes the OS" yeah? Because Foxconn makes the phones (assembles at least) and TSMC fabricates their processors. Apple doesn't really fabricate anything per se, they outsource that to other companies. That said, the product produced is more or less standardized so I understand your point that it should all work.
  • ineed2know
    I have an iPhone 5s, but I have held back on the v8 upgrade and I'm so happy I did. The world is moving too fast. Quality has taken another step back from sales and marketing, and getting the products to market.

    I get it, you have to "call it done" at some point, but I'm tired of lousy quality across all products and manufacturers. In many cases, your "fix" is to get rid of a perfectly good, 2-year old product, and buy the next version because the manufacturer doesn't upgrade the firmware or drivers.
  • icemunk
  • ThisIsMe
    Apple considers itself to be a computer/hardware company, not a software company. They do make their own software for the most part, but they've always claimed that's only part of making their computers and devices separate and better than the competition. That's pretty much why they've never sold their OS with third party support and do not allow it to be installed on non apple hardware.

    On another note, who would really stick their 5.5" phone in the back pocket while wearing tight jeans and then actually be shocked and complain it was possibly damaged? Duh! It's not a squishy flexible leather wallet or something like that. It's made out of glass, hard plastic, metal, and silicon. It even has a rather large flat battery in it. It's tiring reading about people blaming others for their own lack of imagination.

    And one last note, anyone who says Android doesn't have bugs or glitches is in denial or just lying. I have had a Galaxy S4 Active for a while now and it has crashed more times and rebooted on me more times than even my old iPhone 3GS (whic rarely did). It is faster. It does do more. It has more features. But it has it's fair share of nuances for sure. The most annoying thing is probably given that it has a total of 2GB of RAM, but after a fresh restart of the device it only has about 400-500MB of free memory. I do have a few apps installed, but the only user installed app that's really persistent is the facebook app. Removing that only frees up about 50MB anyways. If I try and do something like click a link in the facebook app and view it in Google Chrome, when done reading return to facebook, then exit facebook, the Samsung Galaxy Touchwiz Launcher crashes and I have to wait about 30-50 seconds for it to restart so I can click on something. This happens at other times as well, usually involving using Chrome to look something up or having a couple tabs open at once before exiting. It's very annoying when trying to look something up for someone else who messaged you and then trying to reply with a response after you got the info you need. It's the same way on my wife's Galaxy Mega as well. So it's not just limited to my phone.

    Anyway, I can go on and on with the bugs and annoyances I have with Android on Galaxy phones. But, the point is that fan boys need to drop the act. We need more of a focus on resolution to issues, and less trying to cover up Androids problems by making light of Apple's. It would be nice to finally get some fixes rolled out for the Galaxy line instead of just pretending they don't exist. One update per year is a bit lazy IMO. Especially when that update only makes some of the issues worse than before.
  • RedJaron
    Exactly the reason I'll wait another two weeks before attempting an iOS update.
  • chesterman

    Even with TSMC making the chips and Foxconn assembling the hardware, the whole phone is Apple designed. And sure that the chip-making and phone-assembling process are highly standarized.

    I think this kind of problem happens for the same reason it happens on many other software: it's just too complex. The design and implementations are subject of human flaws =S
    Get a Galaxy Note 4. Problem solved.
  • flowingbass
    Looks like they've missed an infinitely self replicating bender... He still on the loose bending iphone 6'es and shit. Dont be surprised if one day all of the world's water turns into alcohol...
  • cabriovw
    I HATE APPLE! And the pretentious community as a hole lacks common sense.