Monday, September 29, 2014

Problems with iOS 8.0.1

Well, last week I went over some of the cool things one could/find from iOS 8.

I must admit that I wasn't too crazy about how it was delivered.  I was in Tampa getting ready for a JADA Live Event (the Journal of the American Dental Association).  We had dinner as a team and when I returned to my hotel room, I discovered that my iPad had downloaded the update and was ready to install.

What I didn't realize was how long it would take to get the update installed & ready to use.  My iPad is my alarm clock on the road and I couldn't go to sleep until I was *sure* the iPad was ready.  so, needless to say I couldn't go to sleep until I was done with the update.

Now comes word that the update has been causing some problems for those that jumped right on the bandwagon (like me).  While I have not had any problems at all, it seems that other folks  have had problems galore.  In order to rectify these problems, Apple quickly pushed out a "fix" update called iOS 8.0.1, but it also caused some problems.  In fact, the update caused some serious problems with the flagship products it was supposed to feature (meaning iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users).  This info is directly from Apple & discusses how *another* update is needed to fix a problem that rendered some 6 and 6 Plus phones incapable of making phone calls.  That's right.  The update turned the brand new iPhones into... iPods... very expensive iPods.  Oh boy...

Supposedly this problem would be fixed by patch iOS 8.0.2

Now granted all upgrades can be fraught with compatibility issues... but on the newest hardware?  Somewhere the soul of Mr. Jobs is spinning...

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