Apple update incoming: iOS 8.0.1 is live (well, WAS live)

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Yesterday evening we were checking out the latest rumors about what’s next for iOS 8, looking at a leaked list of improvements to expect in iOS 8.0.1. With word that the update was already in the hands of carriers, we were optimistic that a release could be just around the corner. As it turns out, that expectation was right on the money, and today we see Apple go ahead with distributing its iOS 8.0.1 update.

Sure enough, the official release notes mention some of those bugfixes we told you about yesterday, along with quite a few additional improvements. Those include fixes for issues with data usage tied to text message reception, problems with the Photo Library, and failed ringtone restoration from backups. HealthKit apps can now be properly listed in the App Store, and the screen-shortening Reachability feature on new iPhone 6 models gets tweaked.

While all that sounds good, we’re also seeing reports of the update causing new problems – specifically, breaking Touch ID authentication and crippling basic cellular connectivity. Those sound like pretty serious glitches, so unless you’re explicitly having one of the problems this release is supposed to address, it might be wise to sit tight for a spell and wait for Apple to sort things out.

Update: In the light of those issues, Apple has temporarily put a halt to iOS 8.0.1 distribution.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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