Apple’s latest iOS 8 mobile operating system has been hailed as one of the biggest iOS updates in years. It brings some major improvements and new features that move it closer to Android in terms of functionality and removes many of the limitations of the platform. The bug-fix update, iOS 8.0.2, rolled out a few days back to address the various bugs and issues users have been reporting. The 8.0.2 update for the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 has already been reviewed by YouTube user, Adriansen.
The update for the iPhone 4S is said to be largely similar to the initial iOS 8 firmware and doesn’t offer a smooth experience like the iOS 7. The new iOS 8.0.2 might have fixed a lot of the early bugs, but the latest version of iOS does seem to be a bit too much for the 3-year-old iPhone 4s. Even scrolling through the menu and options seems to be markedly less smooth than iOS 7 and iOS 6. The new widgets introduced with the iOS 8 appear to be bogging down the iPhone 4s’ A4 chip. Some apps like the camera and the keyboard also appear to take a longer time to open than previously.
For the iPhone 5, the update has been more positive overall. It doesn’t seem to have slowed down much with the update, and copes well with the new operating system. There are a few stutters here and there though, and the new widgets appear to be an issue for the iPhone 5 as well.
The iOS 8.0.2 update brings a lot of fixes, including issues with cellular connectivity and the new Apple HealthKit. Along with the fixes, it also comes with improvements to the messaging, photo, camera, mail, Siri, spotlight Safari, maps, and App store applications.
What’s your experience been like with the iOS 8.0.2 update?