Updated: Apple releases, pulls iOS 8.0.1 update

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Date: Wednesday, September 24th, 2014, 13:12
Category: iOS, News, Software


It was bound to happen.

On Wednesday, Apple released version 8.0.1 of its iOS mobile operating system. The update, which can be acquired via iTunes or the Software Update feature in iOS 8, offers the following fixes and changes to Apple’s newly-released operating system:

– Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store.

– Addresses an issue where third-party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode.

– Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library.

– Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

– Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages.

– Better support of Ask to Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases.

– Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups.

– Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari.

iOS 8.0.1 requires an iPhone 4s or later, an iPad 2 or later or a fifth-generation iPod touch or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried iOS 8.0.1 and have any feedback to offer, please let us know what you make of it in the comments.

Update: Apple has pulled the iOS 8.0.1 update due to concerns regarding Touch ID and cellular connectivity. We’ll have additional details the moment they come in regarding the bugs and potential rerelease of the update.

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One Response to “Updated: Apple releases, pulls iOS 8.0.1 update”

  1. The iOS 8.0.1 update is breaking Touch ID & cellular connections on *tons* of early upgraders (myself included, see Twitter for firehose). I advise NOT upgrading to iOS 8.0.1.