Just a quick FYI for parents, if you’re relying on the Kids section in the App Store to recommend age appropriate apps for use by your tykes, you might want to think twice about that until Apple fixes a bug that is currently causing the wrong apps to be recommended for various age levels.
Apple has seeded the first beta of iOS 8.1 to developers. The update has a build number of 12B401. Apple is also reported to be working on iOS 8.2, and iOS 8.3.
A report today says there may be a serious bug in the iOS 8 Reset All Settings option that causes users who have activated iCloud Drive to lose all of the iWork documents stored there.
iClarified reports that Apple stopped signing the iOS 7.1.2 firmware on Friday, which means iOS 8 users not satisfied with the new version of iOS will not be allowed to downgrade their devices back to iOS 7.1.2.
Recent web traffic shows Apple may be stepping up its iOS 8 update schedule, as 9to5Mac reports seeing visitors running iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, and iOS 8.3 in their web analytics logs.
Popular wisdom has deemed you might want to think twice before installing iOS 8 on your iPhone 4S. Many, MacTrast included, were concerned that the experience would be less than satisfying. However, a new video shows that if you’re happy with the performance of your 4S running iOS 7.1.2, you just might be happy with iOS 8.0.2 on your device.
Fitness/Dietary app MyFitnessPal received an update today, adding support for Apple’s Health app and HealthKit on iOS 8. The updated app interfaces with Apple’s Health app to share three types of data: workout data, calorie intake, and weight information.
FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday that he is “very concerned” that the latest attempts by Apple and Google to lock down their mobile operating systems limits the ability of the government to ensure national security.
Apple’s recent iOS 8.0.1 FUBAR and the 2012 Apple Maps mess reportedly have something in common: the same mid-level manager, who was in charge of overseeing both projects. The Peter Principle is alive and well in corporate America.
The FUBAR’ed public launch of iOS 8.0.1 was supposed to enable the release of HealthKit connected apps in Apple’s App Store. Now that Apple has finally gotten it right with iOS 8.0.2, we’re seeing the first of the HealthKit-enabled apps beginning to show up.
Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 to address the issues that arose in yesterday’s 8.0.1 update on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. The new release includes all of the fixes from 8.0.1, as well as fixing the cellular connection and Touch ID issues on Apple’s newest handsets.
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Apple released iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday, which disabled cellular services and Touch ID on many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. Apple is working on a fix, and says it will be ready “in the next few days.” Meanwhile Apple instructs affected users to reinstall iOS 8 until a fix is ready.
The release of iOS 8.0.1 this morning is bringing in reports of a number of users finding their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets reporting “No Service” messages, along with a non-functional Touch ID sensor.
Apple has released iOS 8.0.1 to the public. The update is now rolling out to devices capable of running iOS 8. The update fixes a bug in HealthKit, so those apps using the HealthKit API should soon begin appearing on the App Store.
We reported earlier this month that Apple was preparing to seed iOS 8.0.1 to its carrier partners before iOS 8 had even been released to the public. Now, it appears Apple is preparing the release to address several bugs in the current version.