Apple rolls out iOS 8.0.2

New mobile OS update comes less than a week after botched iOS 8.0.1 rollout

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Apple rolls out iOS 8.0.2 iOS 8.0.2 contains general improvements and bug fixes
By  Tom Paye Published  September 28, 2014

Apple has rolled out iOS 8.0.2, the latest update to its new mobile operating system, less than a week after a botched 8.0.1 rollout saw some users unable to make phone calls or use cellular data services.

The new update, which was made available to iOS users over the weekend, promises to fix the bugs caused by iOS 8.0.1. Around 40,000 devices were affected, according to reports, before Apple pulled the plug on the update to stop more users from downloading it.

iOS 8.0.2 contains general improvements and bug fixes, but also gets more specific - referencing the troubles thrown up by iOS 8.0.1 in particular.

The update "fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus," the update said. It also "fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store," addressing a problem with the original release of iOS 8.

Aside from that, issues with third-party keyboards, apps being unable to access the photo library, and the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have also been resolved.

A number of smaller bugs have also been fixed, according to the update.

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