Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2, a Day After Buggy 8.0.1

Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2, a Day After Buggy 8.0.1


It’s baaaack.

After its first failed attempt to fix glitches in its new mobile operating system, iOS 8, Apple has released a new version of the software to the public.

The update comes just a day after Apple unleashed iOS 8.0.1, a buggy release that caused thousands of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners to lose cellular service and the ability to unlock their devices using Touch ID.

After being available to users for a brief period of time Wednesday, Apple quickly pulled its access. Early Thursday, the company published a support site for anyone affected by the faulty system, offering step-by-step instructions for how to reinstall iOS 8.0.

Apple also released a statement about the 8.0.1 fumble:

“We apologize for the great inconvenience experienced by users, and are working around the clock to prepare iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue,” an Apple spokesperson told Re/code. “And will release it as soon as it is ready in the next few days.”

So far, it appears iOS 8.0.2 is without major bugs and patches many issues reported in iOS 8, including issues with third-party keyboards and apps meant to integrate with Apple’s new body-monitoring app, HealthKit.

Here is a screenshot showing what the 8.0.2 update includes:

Screenshot about iOS 8.0.2


An Apple spokesperson offered yet another apology to Yahoo Tech alongside the release:

“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. We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1.”

About 40,000 of Apple’s newest smartphones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, were affected by the buggy operating system—just a fraction of the 10 million new iPhones the company sold during its launch weekend.

The faulty update was available to download for just over 60 minutes before being pulled, according to an Apple spokesperson.

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