September 26th, 2014, 15:48 PM
Apple releases iOS 8.0.2
Apple has released iOS 8.0.2, a new OS update that promises to fix some issues introduced in iOS 8.0 — but more importantly, quite the mess it left behind with iOS 8.0.1.
In a statement to The Verge, Apple says, "We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1."
The buggy update went out earlier this week, and was quickly yanked by the company after iPhone 6 owners discovered their phones no longer connected to cellular networks, and that their Touch ID buttons no longer scanned for fingerprints.
Workarounds let people revert back down to iOS 8.0, but required access to a computer with iTunes, and a copy of Apple's iOS firmware file, leaving many in a lurch. According to a person familiar with the matter, fewer than 40,000 people downloaded the iOS 8.0.1 update and it was available for under an hour before Apple pulled it.
iOS 8.0.2. brings the same change list as the botched update, including a fix for a bug that kept Apple from releasing any HealthKit-compatible apps in the App Store, as well as one that promises to make the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus' reachability feature more reliable.