We reported yesterday that iOS 8.0.1 will soon be released for all supported devices. This incremental update comes merely a week after Apple’s latest iteration for its mobile platform, iOS 8.0, was released to the public. When the release took place it was confirmed that HealthKit apps had been held back due to some bugs which were supposedly going to be fixed by this latest update. Well iOS 8.0.1 is out now but it would be in your own interest to not update right away.
Soon after iOS 8.0.1 was pushed out over the air popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter were flooded by people who had gone ahead and updated their devices. It appears that the update is killing functionality, rendering some very important features completely useless.
Twitter is particularly blowing up with complaints about iOS 8.0.1 killing cell reception on supported devices, even the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. When the software is updated the iPhone will show “no service” and toggling airplane mode or powering the device on and off doesn’t seem to fix it. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor is also said to stop working after the device has been updated to iOS 8.0.1.
Official release notes for this version state that several bugs have been fixed, including the one due to which HealthKit apps were held off. Looks like for all the bug fixes it brought iOS 8.0.1 has an inherent glitch which actually compels people not to upgrade right away.
No comment from Apple so far.
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