Apple has just rolled out the iOS 8.0.2 bug-fix update with fixes for 3G (Cellular) connectivity and Touch ID issues found on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The new bug-fix update reportedly fixes a critical issue wherein iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users stopped receiving carrier signal and lost the ability to use Touch ID soon after installing the iOS 8.0.1 update.
Furthermore, the update also addresses a HealthKit bug wherein developers were unable to extend the functionality of apps with new APIs due to compatibility issues.
Here is the complete changelog for iOS 8.0.2:
- Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted 3G (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
In related news, Apple has told CNBC Tech as reported via Twitter that less than 40,000 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices were impacted by iOS 8.0.1 bugs, while the new update would take care of the 3G (Cellular) connectivity and Touch ID issues.
As TechCrunch reports, Apple has released an official statement apologising for the inconvenience caused to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners due to the inherent iOS 8.0.1 bugs:
"iOS 8.0.2 is now available for users, it fixes an issue that affected iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1, and includes improvements and bug fixes originally in iOS 8.0.1. We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1."
Several reports on the internet suggest that Apple had taken down the update soon after realising the catastrophic effect of bugs on iOS devices especially the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as users lost their carrier network signal and the ability to use Touch ID.
Nevertheless, affected users can now download the latest iOS 8 OTA update via Settings > General > Software update and install the same.