Apple explains iOS 8.0.1 faults

After Tim Cook explained why Apple is discontinuing its most nostalgic product, breaking our hearts in the process, Apple has gone and provided us with another explanation about something it did last month that we didn’t like. I am, of course, talking about the phone-crippling iOS 8.0.1 faults.

Speaking at Re/code’s Code/Mobile conference, Apple product marketing executive Greg “Joz” Joswiak claims that there was nothing wrong with the update itself, claiming the issue stemmed from the way the update was sent over the servers. I can’t say I’m an expert on the subject of computer science, but that doesn’t sound quite right to me.

He defended Apple’s mistake, claiming that mistakes are inevitable when you’re pushing software out this quickly, and that Apple is always ready to fix any issues that might crop up. In fairness it did pull the update when it was discovered it was bricking people’s handsets, and iOS 8.0.2 did come out relatively quickly.

Interestingly Joswiak did dismiss questions about Apple’s quality control which, while not an indication something is up, is rather a strange thing to do.

Tom Pritchard