Within a week after the release of its iOS 8.0 operating system for new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has released the iOS 8.0.2 updating the bugs encountered in its 8.0.1 version that afftected the outgoing and incoming calls and rendered its TouchID useless.
The latest fix also addresses the problems faced with the HealthKit app and now all the HealthKit apps are available in the App Store. The new version will fix the issue where third-party keyboards get deselected when iPhone 6 users entered their passcodes, in addition to resolving the issues while accessing some apps for the Photos Library.
The iOS 8.0.2 is also capable of correcting the problem faced by users over unexpected cellular data usage while sending an SMS or MMS. Another major problem faced by iPhone users was about the Apple-supported browser Safari, that gets a performance boost now enabling the users to upload photos and videos from the browser at a faster rate than before when it often crashed, said the company in a release.
iOS 8.0.2 will also allow ringtones which were not supported in iCloud earlier, besides boosting the Reachability feature on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. So far, Apple has shipped 10 million units of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Apple is still working on other complaints from the users over the poor Wi-Fi connectivity and shorter battery life consuming more time to process apps. Some apps are still unstable and reportedly crashing. iMessages that enables Group Chat is also not perfect, users said. Some rare complaints include that iPhone 6 Plus is prone to ‘bending’ when put inside pockets that triggered opponents to spread jokes about the iPhone 6, terming it “Bendgate”.
Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, was upbeat that developers stand benefited from the new software. “iOS 8 also creates an extraordinary environment for developers, providing them the ability to create amazing new apps like never before,” he said.
iOS 8 allows user just to “Tap to Talk” to speak on phone and extends similar gesture for sharing photos and videos, while speaking. Group messaging gives you the ability to add and remove contacts, and the option not to be disturbed or to leave a conversation entirely. It allows users to share their current location from within Messages for an hour, a day or longer.
In iOS 8, the Photos app allows editing, automatically straightens horizons, and with some editing tools the user can quickly adjust light and color with a swipe. For deeper fine-tuning, individual tools can be accessed to adjust exposure, brightness, contrast, highlights, and shadows. Developers can tap into the same robust framework as the built-in Photos app using PhotoKit, and with extensibility APIs, making their own filters and editing tools available to users within the Photos app, says Apple.
The new patch on Health app allows users gather the information with health apps and fitness devices, and the HalthKit APIs offer developers the ability for health and fitness apps to communicate with each other.
Additional iOS 8 features include:
Expanded security and management improvements for Enterprise, with new productivity features, including an extended level of data protection for key built-in apps and support for configurable Thread Notifications in Mail;
design enhancements that build off the stunning interface of iOS 7, bringing interactive notifications, quick access to key contacts, intelligent suggestions and the ability to quickly switch back and forth between the Inbox and Drafts in Mail; and Spotlight suggestions beyond what’s on the device, including Wikipedia entries, places nearby and news articles.
The iOS 8 SDK, with over 4,000 new APIs, helps developers to create new apps and the SDK delivers major iOS extensions, including new sharing options, widgets, custom actions and document APIs.
In addition, App Store offers more than 1.3 million apps in 155 countries around the world, said the company.