Somewhat unlike Apple, but here we go again. iOS 8.0.2 is now out fixing the bugs below, but without bricking any phones. If you don't feel like updating right away or are not having any problems right now, why not wait a day or two until the air is clear.

iOS 8.0.2 release notes:

  • Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store
  • Addresses an issue where third-party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library
  • Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages
  • Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases
  • Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups
  • Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari

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Update 3: Confirming the problem, Apple has now pulled iOS 8.0.1. The flaw seems to primarily affect iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users, although some users on older devices are apparently having trouble too.

Update 2: Some users are reporting an issue with iOS 8.0.1 giving them "No Service" messages after upgrading and also problems with Touch ID. We've tested it on an iPhone 5s and encountered neither so far but you might want to hold off until there's confirmation from Apple.

Update: Well that was fast, iOS 8.0.1 is now available. Full release notes below.

Apple has already prepared the first maintenance update for iOS 8, its latest mobile operating system. Dubbed iOS 8.0.1, the update addresses several bugs, including problems with:

  • Call forwarding and freezing when accessing visual voicemail
  • Keypad not showing up to enter iCloud Keychain verification codes
  • Videos occasionally not playing on Safari
  • AirDrop support for Passbook passes
  • Installation of VPN profiles

Released last week, iOS 8 brought along several new features including Continuity, third-party keyboards, Notification Center Widgets, and more. But following the upgrade, users have been reporting several issues, especially related to Wi-Fi connectivity and battery life, both of which doesn't appear to be addressed in this first update, although it's not yet confirmed.

Earlier this month, word got out that the Cupertino-based company was preparing to seed carrier partners with iOS 8.0.1 even before officially announcing the launch plans for iOS 8. The latest report claims that the update has already been provided to carrier partners ahead of its upcoming public release, for which no date is available yet -- although if the update is indeed at the carrier stage, it should roll out soon.

Despite the issues, iOS 8 adoption has been brisk, with Apple claiming nearly half of the devices that connect to the iOS App Store are now running its latest mobile OS.