Apple Re-Opens HealthKit Apps With iOS 8.0.2 Update
This could be the best time for Apple to enjoy massive sales and huge praises from the fans but unfortunately (or should I say due to incompetence of Apple’s developer team) it isn’t. They are busy in fixing countless bugs, in iOS 8, that started emerging after its release.
People rushed towards Apple’s support forums to report problems they had to face after downloading the multi-gigabyte iOS 8 update. Some of the reported problems were related to battery drainage, WiFi disconnection and no-sound issues. According to a study, apps crash rate on iOS 8 was much higher than on iOS 7.1.
Then on Wednesday Apple released an update iOS 8.0.1. It was aimed to address the iOS 8 issues including the one that prevented developers from launching HealthKit apps on the App Store. Surprisingly though, it was taken down after only one hour of its release because it caused connectivity problems for those who downloaded this update. Their iPhones were converted to iPods showing “no connectivity” notification.
Now, they have released another update and they are calling it iOS 8.0.2. This update looks to solve the issues caused by the previous ones. One of the big issues that might be resolved with 8.0.2 is the bug that forced Apple to remove HealthKit apps from App Store when iOS 8.0.0 was launched. This bug prevented the apps from using the HealthKit features. Apple is now bringing those apps back to App Store.
The update can be downloaded from iTunes or iOS Software Update Tool.
It resolves other minor yet annoying issues too. It fixes the connectivity issue caused by 8.0.1 and a flaw that disconnected wireless keyboards. Another bug that deselected third-party keyboards, when the user wanted to enter a password, has been resolved too. For a complete list of problems that are fixed now, read Apple’s iOS 8.0.2 release notes.
These issues point out that Apple, in addition to the failure they have faced in hardware, is failing in software platform. Although Apple CEO Tim Cook bragged about selling millions of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models in a matter of weeks, some reports have emerged that showed that iPhone 6 Plus was not able to withstand mere pressure inside the pocket and was bent.
Another photo that went viral showed how much iPhone 6’s features were similar to two-year-old Google Nexus 4.
Apple now needs to work day and night to resolve their software issues as early as possible, otherwise they will not be able to compete with the ever-growing number of companies in smartphone industry.