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.