Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 with fix for cellular and Touch ID issues

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Apple released iOS 8.0.2 to the public Thursday night, addressing issues that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users encountered when updating to iOS 8.0.1, as well as several other improvements and bug fixes. The update is available for iPad 2 and newer models, iPhone 4s and newer models, as well as iPod touch 5th generation via an over-the-air update or directly through iTunes.

iOS 8.0.2 fixes a critical issue where iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who updated to iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday lost cellular signal and the ability to use Touch ID. It also addresses a HealthKit bug that prevented apps supporting the new APIs to function propery, as well as several other bugs.

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The full iOS 8.0.2 changelog is as follow:

Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store
Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode
Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library
Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages
Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases
Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups
Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari
The release of iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday incapacitated the devices of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 users who updated immediately. Apple quickly pulled the update but it was already too late for many users who had already updated and lost cell signal as well as the ability to use Touch ID. ECB provided a fix for this, followed by Apple 10 hours later who provided a similar set of instructions and noted the company would release an update rapidly.

Users might feel a little wary about updating to iOS 8.0.2 but we can confirm that we didn’t encounter any issue after updating an iPhone 6.

Hopefully this will ring then end of Apple’s rough week.

iPhone 6 Plus Owners Report Bending Phones Just From Sitting Down!

Some iPhone Plus Owners Report Bending Phones Just From Sitting Down

Uh oh: Some unconfirmed iPhone 6 Plus owners are reporting that their new handsets are getting bent when they leave them in their front pockets. You know, as you sometimes do with a phone.

Per one enterprising new iPhone 6 Plus owner on the MacRumors forums:

Yesterday, I left at 10am with the iPhone in my left FRONT pocket of my suit pants. I drove 4 hours to a wedding, which also involved a lot of sitting during dinner etc but also 2-3 hours of dancing. I left at 2am and went to bed, driving home 4 hours back. So in total, the 6 Plus was about 18 hours in my pocket while sitting mostly. As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive (yes, sitting again), I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhones slightly distorted. Now I lay it flat with the display side on the table, take a look. Maybe at 5.5″ it is too thin?

Some iPhone Plus Owners Report Bending Phones Just From Sitting Down

But the one wedding phone-bender appears not to be alone. Another user reported a friend bending his phone when it was in his front pocket and he was getting out of a car. It ended up like so:

Some iPhone Plus Owners Report Bending Phones Just From Sitting Down

Now it’d be one thing if these warps and bends were the result of back-pocket action. But both of these cases claim the front pocket is to blame. It’s easy to tell someone who sits on their phone to knock it off, but the front pocket is a pretty established location for these kind of devices. Assuming these are legitimate and not some painstaking well-coordinated Photoshop prank, that could be quite an issue.

Have you had any experience with your new iPhone 6 Plus acquiring a few new, unwanted curves? Tell us about below

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First iPhone 6 Buyer Does an Accidental Drop-Test on TV!

iPhone 6 Drop Test

It’s iPhone 6 launch day, which of course means that YouTube will be full of drop tests by lunch time. But the very first buyer, coming out of the iPhone store in Perth, decided to beat them all to it.

According to the local news reporter, ‘Jack’ was so excited to get his shiny new iPhone 6 out of the packaging and into his sweaty paws that it got dropped onto the sidewalk — thankfully, not shattering the screen in the process. Although it might not have the quite the same scientific spirit-level precision as some drop-tests, it does bring a kind of rushed amateurism and unforced emotion to the drop-test genre that I think has been missing thus far.

Official Drop Test:

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