Much anticipated alongside the new iPhones was IOS 8, Apple’s newest mobile operating system. Promising the biggest update to the IOS platform EVER, it delivered – many bugs. It seems the new OS was made in haste and from the beginning, IOS 8.0.0 had some significant issues:
- HealthKit apps are not available in store.
- There are glitches with 3rd party keyboards – when entering passwords the keyboard is deselected.
- Certain apps can’t access photos from library.
- There is accidental data usage when sending texts or MMS.
- Family in-app purchases is faulty (function where parents buy in-game add-ons for their kids).
- Ringtone restoration from iCloud was faulty.
- Photos and videos cannot be uploaded trough Safari browser.
- Slow performance of Safari.
- Wi-Fi connectivity issues.
The IOS 8.0.0 doesn’t have any catastrophic issues. Although the OS has been anticipated for over 6 months, Apple is very cyclical, they don’t just decide to launch a new software out of the blue, they research the heck out of it before. However the big headache came for Apple users when the company launched IOS 8.0.1. The update was a blunder, it made the phone utterly unusable for many users.
The 8.0.1 update featured such malfunctions as:
- Disabling the Touch ID, rendering the phone locked and unusable.
- Failure to connect to cellular network.
There’s no full list of the issues of IOS 8.0.1, because it basically rendered the phone nearly useless, and Apple quickly pulled the update from their servers and immediately started working on the 8.0.1, which they launched in 26 hours. It’s very likely that the iOS department at Apple was working around the clock to fix the issue, for which they deserve an ovation. The update that followed, IOS 8.0.2 corrected the previous problems and has been a huge relief to iPhone and iPad users.
The IOS 8 Issues with updates haven’t been the first blunder with new products that Apple launched. When the iPhone 4s was launched, it had a problem called the “death grip”. When you held the device a certain way – like you would hold a phone, it lost cellular network connection. The problem was the subject of much ridicule for Apple critics (which are all closeted Apple admirers really). But the issue was soon swept under the rug with updates and was soon forgotten. The newest Apple haters craze is the bending of iPhone 6 and/or 6 Plus, which can be easily attributed to hipsters with pants which are too tight.