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Apple Already Preparing to Seed Carrier Partners With iOS 8.0.1

With still a few days to go until Apple's media event where it will undoubtedly announce its launch plans for iOS 8, the company is already preparing to seed its carrier partners with an iOS 8.0.1 update for testing, according to BGR. Details on the update are unknown, as is a release timeframe, although last year Apple released a launch-day iOS 7.0.1 update for the iPhone 5s and 5c to fix a few bugs on those devices.

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Visits to MacRumors from devices running iOS 8.0.1 on Apple's networks

MacRumors has seen a significant increase in iOS 8.0.1 web log activity coming from Apple's networks over the past couple of weeks, although the first signs of the version appeared as long ago as mid-July.

The last developer release of iOS 8 came one month ago in the form of iOS 8 beta 5, with the company likely holding back further seeds as it finalizes the software for its upcoming hardware. A sixth beta was reportedly seeded to carrier partners a couple of weeks ago, but with much more limited distribution for that release, developers have not had access to dig into it to look for new hints about the next-generation iOS devices.

Tag: iOS 8.0.1


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26 months ago

Is this surprising that they're working on 8.0.1?

In other news, Apple will release iOS 9 in 2015..


Why are you here?
Rating: 12 Votes
26 months ago
Again with the graphs with no y-axis units! For all we know that spike is two people! I can't.
Rating: 9 Votes
26 months ago
As new iPhones were probably already flashed with the iOS 8 GM before the 'fappening' last week, iOS 8.0.1 is probably a day one release with all of the security measures Tim Cook spoke to WSJ about last night. As well as general bug fixes etc, etc.
Rating: 7 Votes
26 months ago
I Hope the Update adds some more RAM to my iPad Air.

I was told Apple is well known for this magic stuff.
Don't like black magic though. That is when Tabs or Apps disappear and need to reload .
Rating: 6 Votes
26 months ago
Is this surprising that they're working on 8.0.1?

In other news, Apple will release iOS 9 in 2015..
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago
# of hits?

It's impossible to interpret the data without the y axis.
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago

Is this surprising that they're working on 8.0.1?

In other news, Apple will release iOS 9 in 2015..

Surprising? no.
Interesting? yes.

It means the iOS8 GM which they've been loading on the production lines, has bugs/flaws which they want to fix ASAP. And it's too late to cook it into iOS8 GM.
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago

Again with the graphs with no y-axis units! For all we know that spike is two people! I can't.


Well, you can tell from the shape of the graph, it's not two people. Unless the early blips were like 0.05 people each. ;)

It's not a huge number, but I'll say the total number of visits reflected there is well into the hundreds. The raw numbers aren't required to see the trend.
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago

When looking at relative changes and/or trends, as is the case in these types of cases, you don't really need that information, so, no, not possible at all.


Not true. The scale of the graph could be logarithmic or exponential, there is nothing to suggest that this is even a linear graph.

It is truly meaningless without at least a unit on the y-axis, and it's very poor journalism.

I suspect the numbers are actually very low, which is why the scale was omitted, it makes a better 'story' if people speculate. To me it looks like the smallest change is approximately one tenth of the major unit marker. So I interpret this to be about 20 'somethings' at it's peak.

Of course it doesn't even say that it is unique visits, so it could be one device visiting 20 pages. In fact, this could all be from one iPhone.


or.....

Oh my god, there are a million iPhones running iOS8 out there!
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago

can't innovate any more my a**


Schiller: Last time we presented hardware innovations, you may remember I told you "Can't innovate... my ass!" This year, we have actually innovated... an ass. You will probably never sit on any ass as comfortable as ours.
Rating: 3 Votes

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