Apple's iOS 8.0.1, for those that missed it, was a marked disaster, and a major blemish in what has otherwise been a fairly smooth launch of the company's new mobile software. Having rolled out a couple of days ago, it featured major flaws that saw iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners left with No Service and a non-functioning Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and in all honesty, Apple hadn't made such a blunder since the iOS 6 Maps debacle. Back in 2012 when Maps first appeared, the scapegoating seem to begin, and end, with then-iOS SVP Scott Forstall, who was swiftly ejected from the executive team and Apple in general, but incidentally, it has now been revealed that a member of the quality control team amid the Apple Maps scandal may also have been partially responsible for the blundered iOS 8.0.1 launch.
Yesterday, Apple rolled out its very first mobile software update since iOS 8 first appeared a couple of weeks back. Therein, we were told, lied a number of fixes to early issues that had plagued some users, but unfortunately, iOS 8.0.1 did more harm than good. Many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners were left with no cellular service whatsoever as well as a non-functioning Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and given the critical nature of these two features, Apple quickly decided to pull the update altogether. We already showed you how you could downgrade your firmware back to iOS 8.0 to regain service and use of Touch ID, and since, Apple has also advised users to do likewise.
Apple has just released iOS 8.0.1 download links. Apple's recent iOS 8.0 roll-out passed without too much by way of negative feedback, but as should be expected of a fledgling piece of software, there have been one or two glitches. Notably, users have encountered issues with HealthKit, Wi-Fi, and that oh-so incessant battery drain snag that regularly seems to arrive on cue at about this time of the year, and with quite a few users having been afflicted, Apple has acted swiftly in releasing the remedial iOS 8.0.1 update. Details, as well as information on how you can pick up the latest software release for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, can be seen below.
Although one probably wouldn't go as far as to suggest that Apple's new iOS 8 software is strewn with bugs, it's certainly had its customary dose of teething issues, with a number of devices and apps affected by those early imperfections. Still, Apple has apparently been hard at work on iOS 8.0.1, and while a minor, bug-fixing update was always likely to follow the end user roll-out of iOS 8, we now have a few details on what exactly said update may contain. So if your iOS 8 experience has been a bit of a rocky ride thus far, there's a good chance that the antidote is on the way, and below, we've the full round-up.