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.

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Top Rated Comments

ohbrilliance Avatar
129 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?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iPhisch Avatar
129 months ago
Again with the graphs with no y-axis units! For all we know that spike is two people! I can't.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stuipdboy1000 Avatar
129 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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iHack13 Avatar
129 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 .
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
d-klumpp Avatar
129 months ago
# of hits?

It's impossible to interpret the data without the y axis.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Menel Avatar
129 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)