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Will Apple’s iOS 8.0.2 Brick Your iPhone?

While plenty of people on Apple forums and Twitter claim that they’re going to wait to download Apple’s fix to its earlier fix (that failed), a handful of complaints are filtering in about iOS 8.0.2 issues.  

Multiple users in Australia are still reporting both Touch ID and cellular connection issues after installing iOS 8.0.2,” Mac Rumors reported, a complaint reflected on Reddit’s iOS 8.0.2 forum

See also: Apple Pushes Out iOS 8.0.2 To Fix Previous iPhone Bugfest

“DO NOT INSTALL THIS UPDATE,” one Aussie-identified Redditor posted. “When I go to add a new finger i get a ‘Touch ID Failed’ message. Running a 128GB iPhone 6 plus.Very disappointed…” 

A handful of other Aussie posters echoed these complaints, with one presumably non-antipodes Redditor suggesting, “Turn the phone upside down?”

Touch ID and cellular connectivity on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the two fairly important features hobbled by Apple’s iOS 8.0.1, briefly available on Wednesday, then yanked once the early adopter complaints started rolling in. An apologetic Apple advised affected iPhone users to roll back to the original iOS 8, promising a fix “in a few days.”

See also: Phone 6 Problems: Not Safe For Your Pants Pocket—Or Your Microwave

Apple’s release notes claim the new version should also take care of connectivity and Touch ID problems, as well as issues the previous update was supposed to address, including HealthKit bugs, keyboard glitches and other problems.

A handful of disgruntled iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners continue to complain otherwise. Stay tuned! 

Lead photo by Quinn Dombrowski.


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Will Apple’s iOS 8.0.2 Brick Your iPhone?

While plenty of people on Apple forums and Twitter claim that they’re going to wait to download Apple’s fix to its earlier fix (that failed), a handful of complaints are filtering in about iOS 8.0.2 issues.  

Multiple users in Australia are still reporting both Touch ID and cellular connection issues after installing iOS 8.0.2,” Mac Rumors reported, a complaint reflected on Reddit’s iOS 8.0.2 forum

See also: Apple Pushes Out iOS 8.0.2 To Fix Previous iPhone Bugfest

“DO NOT INSTALL THIS UPDATE,” one Aussie-identified Redditor posted. “When I go to add a new finger i get a ‘Touch ID Failed’ message. Running a 128GB iPhone 6 plus.Very disappointed…” 

A handful of other Aussie posters echoed these complaints, with one presumably non-antipodes Redditor suggesting, “Turn the phone upside down?”

Touch ID and cellular connectivity on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the two fairly important features hobbled by Apple’s iOS 8.0.1, briefly available on Wednesday, then yanked once the early adopter complaints started rolling in. An apologetic Apple advised affected iPhone users to roll back to the original iOS 8, promising a fix “in a few days.”

See also: Phone 6 Problems: Not Safe For Your Pants Pocket—Or Your Microwave

Apple’s release notes claim the new version should also take care of connectivity and Touch ID problems, as well as issues the previous update was supposed to address, including HealthKit bugs, keyboard glitches and other problems.

A handful of disgruntled iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners continue to complain otherwise. Stay tuned! 

Lead photo by Quinn Dombrowski.


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Apple: Sorry Our iOS 8 Update Borked Your iPhone; Here’s How To Fix It

Following the mass iPhone 6 borkification caused by Apple’s iOS 8.0.1 update on Wednesday, Apple is instructing those affected to reinstall iOS 8 and states that an iOS 8.0.2 fix is on the horizon.

See also: iOS 8.0.1 Kills More Than It Cures, So Apple Pulled It

“We apologize for the great inconvenience experienced by users, and are working around the clock to prepare iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it is ready in the next few days.” Apple said in a press statement. 

The iOS 8.0.1, meant to fix a HealthKit bug along with several other fixes, disabled cellular services and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices. Those who took early advantage of the update, available briefly on Wednesday, were left with expensive, but aesthetically pleasing bricks

See also: iPhone 6 Problems: Not Safe For Your Pants Pocket—Or Your Microwave

A workaround posted on Apple’s website details advises those iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who lost cellular service reinstall the original iOS 8, and includes these detailed instructions that are pretty similar to those we posted on Wednesday:

Follow these steps to reinstall iOS 8.0:

1. Make sure that you’re using the latest version of iTunes.

2. Connect your iPhone to iTunes.

3. Back up your iPhone in iTunes on your Mac or PC. iCloud backups won’t restore to earlier versions, including iOS 8.0.

4. Download the file below that corresponds to your device:

• iPhone 6
 iPhone 6 Plus


5. Select the file you just downloaded by doing one of these in iTunes:

  Mac: Press the Option key and click Check for Update.
 Windows: Press the Shift key and click Check for Update.

6. Press Update to install iOS 8 on your iPhone.

The Health app won’t work in iOS 8 after these steps. It will be fixed in our upcoming iOS 8.0.2 software update.

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Apple Pushes Out iOS 8.0.2 To Fix Previous iPhone Bugfest

Thursday evening Apple released iOS 8.0.2, the follow-up to the iPhone software update that hobbled cellular connectivity and Touch ID fingerprint recognition for numerous iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users. 

The company moved swiftly to apologize for the kerfuffle on Wednesday, after various reports flooded the Web about iOS 8.0.1 killing those core phone features. Apple promised to provide a revised update “in a few days,” but apparently sped things through to deliver a fix quickly.

According to Apple’s release notes (below), the new version should also take care of issues the previous update was supposed to address, including HealthKit bugs, keyboard glitches and other problems.

If the iOS 8.0.2 doesn’t appear yet over-the-air on your iPhone, try updating through your desktop iTunes application. Alternatively, you could also download them at will here (iPhone 6) and here (iPhone 6 Plus)

Photo and screenshot by Adriana Lee for ReadWrite

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Apple: Sorry That iOS 8 Update Borked Your iPhone, Here’s How To Fix It

image from YouTube video by Rozetked

Following the mass iPhone 6 borkification caused by Apple’s iOS 8.0.1 update on Wednesday, Apple is instructing those affected to reinstall iOS 8 and states that an iOS 8.0.2 fix is on the horizon.

See also: iOS 8.0.1 Kills More Than It Cures, So Apple Pulled It

“We apologize for the great inconvenience experienced by users, and are working around the clock to prepare iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it is ready in the next few days.” Apple said in a press statement. 

The iOS 8.0.1, meant to fix a HealthKit bug along with several other fixes, disabled cellular services and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices. Those who took early advantage of the update, available briefly on Wednesday, were left with expensive, but aesthetically pleasing bricks

See also: iPhone 6 Problems: Not Safe For Your Pants Pocket—Or Your Microwave

A workaround posted on Apple’s website details advises those iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who lost cellular service reinstall the original iOS 8, and includes these detailed instructions that are pretty similar to those we posted on Wednesday.

Follow these steps to reinstall iOS 8.0.

1. Make sure that you’re using the latest version of iTunes.

2. Connect your iPhone to iTunes.

3. Back up your iPhone in iTunes on your Mac or PC. iCloud backups won’t restore to earlier versions, including iOS 8.0.

4. Download the file below that corresponds to your device:

iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
5. Select the file you just downloaded by doing one of these in iTunes:

* Mac: Press the Option key and click Check for Update.

*Windows: Press the Shift key and click Check for Update.

6. Press Update to install iOS 8 on your iPhone.

The Health app won’t work in iOS 8 after these steps. It will be fixed in our upcoming iOS 8.0.2 software update.

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Bing Releases New iPhone App With Features For iOS 8 by @mattsouthern

Bing’s new iPhone app is now available in the Apple’s App Store, and the company stated in an announcement that this release makes Bing even more useful to iPhone users by taking advantage of unique iOS8 functionality. Here are some of the new features. Translate The Web With Bing’s new iPhone app you can translate web pages into your preferred language. This can be done using either the Bing App itself or the Safari browser. To take advantage of this new feature, tap the Share icon in the app and click ‘Translate’. To set this up to work in Safari, […]

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Samsung Vs. Apple In PLAs: Advertisers Spent 3X More On IPhone Ads Than Galaxy In Q2

Mobile device advertisers spent $26.4 million on Google product listing ads in Q2, according to new data from AdGooroo, which looked at 339 mobile device-related keywords. Apple iPhone-related keywords accounted for 45 percent of total spend on PLAs and dwarfed spend on Samsung Galaxy-related…



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Nearly Half Of All iPhone Users Have Downloaded iOS 8

Slowly but surely, iPhone users are updating to iOS 8, the new operating software for iPhones and iPads, Apple reports.

The technology company has added a new pie graph to its App Store Distribution page for developers, which notes that 46% of users have upgraded to iOS 8. Meanwhile, 49% of users continue to use iOS 7 and 5% are still using even earlier versions.

Earlier this week, multiple usage trackers determined that iOS 8 adoption was off to a slower start than iOS 7. One possible reason might be that, in order to upgrade, iPhone users need to free up 5 GB of space to fit this latest upgrade, which wasn’t the case with iOS 7.

See also: How To Install iOS 8 When Your iPhone Is Full Of Stuff

Acquiring less than half of the userbase in a week may sound like a loss for Apple. However, history tells us that it’s quite good. KitKat, the latest Android update, took a whopping 9 months to reach 40% market share. (Android users, however, are mostly at the mercy of their mobile carriers when it comes to operating-system updates.)  

See also: How To Upgrade To iOS 8

iOS 8 was released last Tuesday with a number of new features, but not everybody is impressed, as some users are already trying to downgrade to iOS 7.

Screenshots via Apple

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iPhone 6 Problems: Not Safe For Your Pants Pocket—Or Your Microwave

There are worse things in life than a free U2 album automatically installed in your iTunes library. And now that new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners have had some time, we get to hear exactly what those worse things are. 

See also: You, Too, May Want To Delete That U2 Album From iTunes

Thumbs strained! iPhones microwaved! Apple phablets wilting under the strain of wedding attendance! Never mind the iOS 8 changes that troll our resistance to change or your inability to carry on now that Camera Roll is gone. Here are some very real and ridiculous iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus problems worth complaining about. 

Will It Bend? (It Might!)

One thing SquareTrade apparently overlooked in its iPhone durability tests was to place an iPhone 6 Plus in a wedding attendee’s front pants pocket for 18 hours of driving, dancing, dining and otherwise celebrating nuptials in the typical way. But for the MacRumors forum commenter who claimed to have inadvertently put his new iPhone through such an endurance test, the results were not so celebratory:

As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive (yes, sitting again ), I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhones slightly distorted.

As MacRumors’ Kelly Hodgkins points out, the larger-yet-thinner smart phones get, the greater the pocket storage risk. “Unlike smaller phones that can slide out of the way, pressure points from sitting or bending now have greater potential to cause the longer iPhone to flex in a way that will damage the device,” Hodgkins writes. 

The solution? Don’t sit down with a ginormous iPhone in your pants pocket, unless it’s encased in something as rigid as your resolve not to be careful. 

Operating Outside The “Thumb Zone”

Big mitts are no longer immune to the thumb strain common to smartphone users cursed with delicate hands. “Thanks to the larger new iPhone 6 Plus, some men are now experiencing the smartphone ‘thumb stretch’ that has plagued women (and their generally smaller hands) for a while,” observes NBCNews.com’s Julianne Pepitone, who illustrates her point with some choice quotes from a variety of male sources. 

Indeed, all iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners are in for stretching, as illustrated in a “thumb zone” heat map by Quartz designer Scott Hurff, using data from mobile interface expert Steven Hoober:

As Hurff observes, iPhone screens may be getting bigger, but our thumbs stay pretty much the same. The best way to avoid the owies, it seems, is switching up how you hold your iDevice—which, Hoober observed, people pretty much do anyway.

Not Microwave Safe

Whether or not people are falling for an iOS 8-themed prank executed over the weekend by those scamps from 4chan is unverified. Then again, owning a smartphone doesn’t make you smart by proxy. 

Since the faux Apple graphics encouraging iPhone users to try charging their smartphones in the microwave appear far more authentic than photos of that three-breasted woman in Tampa plenty of people want to believe is real, let’s be clear on two things:

  1. With or without an iOS update, you cannot charge your iPhone in a microwave.
  2. Since everyone’s mama—with the exception of Paris Hilton’s—taught their kids that metal and microwaves don’t mix, those #AppleWave photos and videos of allegedly microwaved iPhone 6es circulating on social media are likely not real either. 

As Lisa Vaas of Sophos writes:

I’m very suspicious of whether the photos going ’round the Twittersphere as purported evidence of the con’s effectiveness aren’t in fact borrowed from the video Mr. Toasty iPhone 5 posted two years ago.

Lead image screencapped from Microwaving My New IPHONE5

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Bing Rolls Out New Updates For Its iPhone App

Bing has released new updates for its iPhone app, adding a Bing Translator button, as well as including Bing’s image of the day and trending stories to the Today screen. The new Translator feature can be accessed by tapping the share icon in the app and then clicking the “Bing…



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