Monthly Archives: September 2014
Okay, let’s try this again, shall we?
A couple of days ago, Apple released iOS 8.0.1 to “fix” the bugs that crashed the party known as iOS 8.0.
Well, it appears that the iOS 8.0.1 was a regifter or something because chaos reigned the day when Apple consumers downloaded the software.
Owners of the newly released iPhone 6 and 6 Plus discovered that, after downloading iOS 8.0.1, their phone couldn’t connect to their Cellular Service and Touch ID was disabled. Good times.
So, this evening iOS 8.0.2 has been released to deal with these embarrassing issues. Here are the details:
“This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
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 3rd 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”
Let us know how you do? And I will as well. If you never hear from me again, it is because I have thrown my iDevices out the window. Ha!
Picture Credit: BetaNews.Com
O! M! G! Have you heard? The iPhone 6 has the capability to bend. Yes bend.
Take that Samsung and your curved TV screens!
I, personally, love the idea of folding this iPhone and placing it in my pocket or purse. I mean – isn’t this a glimpse into the future? Why is it okay for TV screens to bend and not a phone? I am confused.
Okay, all humour aside! What is the big deal here? What did you think was going to happen with these thin phones? The thinner anything is, the easier it bends. Well, almost anything. A thin piece of ice melts, so thank Heavens iPhone 6 customers are not experiencing this with their phones. Nothing more maddening than a phone that disappears.
I don’t know about the next guy or gal but the first thing I do when I purchase any iDevice is purchase a case. Yes, a case. A strong case. Like a Mophie case with extra battery life built in. This way your phone is protected and will have the support of additional battery juice. Hard to bend a phone with a strong casing adorning its figure.
And, if Mophie still hasn’t developed its new iPhone 6 cases when you read this, you can’t go wrong with Accessories Products on Apple.Com
Final alert: Do not drop your phone from a high altitude as this may cause your screen to break. Yes break! O! M! G! Glass breaks? (Sigh)
Overall, I am enjoying the iOS 8 update. It took a few days for everything to run smoothly but, overall, it is a vast improvement to iOS on many levels.
And, I learned that a quick restart/reboot usually takes care of many problems.
However, I was experiencing an annoying keyboard issue Read the rest of this entry
At this writing, the pre sales for this phone have hit record highs and, everywhere you click, if you haven’t ordered online yet, then you may have to wait a few more weeks.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are scheduled to ship on September, 19th and you will be faced with an “available to ship in 3 – 4 weeks” message if you haven’t yet placed an order.