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iOS 8 Problems Plague Millions of Apple's iPhone, iPad Users

By    |   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 10:57 AM

iOS 8 problems have sprung up like a plague in the wake of its release last week by Apple, causing malfunctions like rapid battery drain, app crashes, and reduced wifi speeds across tens of millions of iPhones and iPads.

Apple released its new mobile operating system on Sept. 17, just two days before its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale. By Monday, Apple's App Store reported that just under half of all active iPhones and iPads had updated to iOS 8.

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Bloomberg News reported that app crashes – in which an app unexpectedly quits or freezes – are occurring 3.3 percent of the time on iOS 8, roughly 70 percent more than on the old operating system, iOS 7.

The new iOS 8 works on iPhones as old as the 4S and iPads as old as the 2, and the older the device, the less power it will have to handle the new system, several technology blogs and experts noted.

CNET reported this week that Apple's user forums and Twitter were overrun with complaints of bugs cropping up all over the platform.

Citing an anonymous source, the publication said that an update, iOS 8.0.1, was under development, and focused on fixing at least 5 common glitches.

According to the source, the update should improve "Call forwarding and freezing when opening visual voicemail; Keypad not showing up to enter iCloud Keychain verification codes; Videos sometimes not playing on Safari; AirDrop support for Passbook passes; Installation of VPN profiles."

Last year, the iOS 7.0.1 and 7.0.2 updates were issued just shy of a week after the rollout of iOS 7, so expect fixes to come in the following week, if not the next few days.

In a related story, several Twitter users reported this week that the slimmer aluminum bodies of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were prone to bend in people's pockets, and posted pictures with the "BendGate" hashtag to prove it.

Techcrunch explained that "The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are hardly the first Apple products that bend," and noted that a number of other smartphones bend under stress as well.




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