Apple Launches iOS 8.0.2 to Make Up for 8.0.1 Fiasco; New Update Still Has Issues

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  1. dgstorm

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    To say Apple's launch of their latest iOS 8 update hasn't gone very smoothly is an understatement. One of the worst possible outcomes occurred from the iOS 8.0.1 update: it stopped cellular connectivity (as well as TouchID functionality). This lead Apple to issue an apology and crank out a quick 8.0.2 update, which they have begun pushing out today.

    Ironically, most of the issues with the 8.0.1 update occurred on the newest Apple device, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. According to Apple, less than 40,000 iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus devices were affected by the trouble. That is still a significant number of unhappy customers with new iPhone 6 variants which are basically useless without rolling back to the previous iOS 8.

    Sadly, all is not rainbows and unicorns yet in iOS update land. There are already reports in Australia of users still experiencing the same issues, even with iOS 8.0.2. It doesn't look as wide-spread as the 8.0.1 update problems, but we can't imagine Apple is too thrilled about it.

    You might consider waiting to update until after Apple has completely ironed out all of the bugs.
     
  2. Ser Aphim

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    I'm not sure if this is the developers themselves or its just compatibility issues with iOS 8 keyboards, but sometimes when you need to type something they show up too late, or sometimes they are unresponsive. Another problem I have is Spotlight suggestions and Bing results, can't they make it compatible to all countries except of only supporting 15 countries? Also another problem I have with iOS 8 is the terrible downloading speed and wifi speed. Sometimes they don't download/install at all and sometimes small apps don't download/install for an hour.
     
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    Wifi speed is no different to what it was before. I suggest some issues are overloaded servers particularly in the Philippines Just give it time. As for keyboards I use the plain Jane keyboard. Developers can take some time to update there apps Hope that helps I mystified about issues in Australia. Oh one more thing I know of 20 users now on 8.02 and have no issues.
     
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    Do any of you still have the 'send as sms' function under the settings messages tab utilising IOS 8.0.2 on an iPad?


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    I don't recall ever seeing it on the iPad. The iPhone, yes, but not the iPad.

    The iPad should now send and receive SMS when iMessages is not available, but only if you've got an iPhone on the same iCloud account and it's enabled on the iPhone under Settings > Messages; but I haven't done any testing.
     

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