It’s been barely a week since Apple’s latest mobile OS was released, and we’re already hearing about an update to iOS 8 being in the works. In fact, MacRumors says that iOS 8.0.1 has been ready for a while – even before the media event officially announcing launch dates for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
As with every new update, users are quick to point out problems that may arise from upgrading. For those who have upgraded to iOS 8, users have been reporting problems such as slow WiFi connections as well as (even worse) battery life.
Some have taken to Twitter to express their dismay.
iOs8 makes my phone die sooo much faster wtf
— ?aer???o (@alexizrose) September 24, 2014
I can’t even enjoy the iOS 8 since it drains my battery.
— max (@MAXmhv) September 24, 2014
Ipad wifi extremely slow/dead after ios 8 update https://t.co/wK7E4SE1xv <= I have this exact problem as well, iPad wifi almost useless.
— Thomas Baekdal (@baekdal) September 21, 2014
There are also reports that apps crash more often on iOS 8, but that could be because the apps have not been updated to be compatible with the newest mobile OS?
— Bloomberg Tech (@BloombergTech) September 23, 2014
I may have been lucky as I don’t think my iPhone and iPad have been affected by these bugs, but in any case, there are enough people complaining out there; and Apple seemed to know that this would happen, so it is already ready to update iOS 8 to iOS 8.0.1, which should resolve the following issues:
- Phone: Addresses bugs with call forwarding and freezing when accessing visual voicemail
- Keyboard: Fixes an issue with keypad not appearing to enter iCloud Keychain verification codes
- Safari: Fixes a problem with videos occasionally not playing
- Sharing: Fixes AirDrop support for Passbook passes
- VPN: Addresses an issue with installing VPN profiles
As for the release date, no one really knows the exact details, but it should be soon.