Apple delivers iOS 8.0.2 to resolve 8.0.1 bugs

Well, that was fast. This week has seen Apple making swift moves with the updates it’s been preparing for iOS 8, and in just a matter of hours we went from looking at an iOS 8.0.1 changelog leak, to seeing the update itself arrive, to hearing users complain that it was killing the cellular connection on their phones, to Apple halting distribution and releasing an 8.0.0 downgrade. At least we’d come full circle, and our phones were usable again, but what of all those bugfixes 8.0.1 was supposed to deliver in the first place? Apple told us to sit tight, as it was hard at work on an 8.0.2 update that would bring us all those changes in a form that wouldn’t cripple our phones in the process (always a nice touch). We were told to expect it to land in a few days, but Apple isn’t wasting any time, and has already started making 8.0.2 available.

Unsurprisingly, the 8.0.2 release notes contain the full list of 8.0.1 fixes, with the addition of also correcting 8.0.1 glitch that broke cellular connectivity and Touch ID in the first place.

We know, you’re probably sick of updating your brand new iPhone 6 at this point, having already gone from 8 to 8.0.1, and maybe back to 8 in the past couple days, but you’re almost home here. At least, we haven’t heard of any phone-ruining glitches in 8.0.2 just yet, so you can move on forward to Apple’s latest release with relative safety.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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