Apple iOS 8 fixes outlined in report

With iOS 8 crashes and complaints aplenty, you can expect Apple to issue am 8.0.1 patch for the new iPhone and iPad software before long.

With iOS 8 crashes and complaints aplenty, you can expect Apple to issue am 8.0.1 patch for the new iPhone and iPad software before long.

Apple watcher MacRumors reports that expected fixes would address:

"- Phone: Addresses bugs with call forwarding and freezing when accessing visual voicemail - Keyboard: Fixes an issue with keypad not appearing to enter iCloud Keychain verification codes - Safari: Fixes a problem with videos occasionally not playing - Sharing: Fixes AirDrop support for Passbook passes - VPN: Addresses an issue with installing VPN profiles"

Complaints on forums by early iOS 8 adopters about issues such as battery drain and WiFi issues would also be likely to get some attention by Apple.

As of Sept. 21, Apple said that 46% of devices were running iOS 8, which launched on Sept. 17 in advance of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones. Many of those not making the move have been stymied by the large size of the file, which has required finagling with current apps and storage space.

The touted benefits of upgrading to iOS 8  are many, including access to iCloud Drive, new photo management and Siri capabilities, and support for third-party keyboards.

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