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iOS 8.0.1 reportedly on tap to fix bugs in iOS 8

Allegedly already in the hands of mobile carriers for testing, the update would address glitches with the phone, keypad, and Safari, a source tells MacRumors.

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Apple has already cooked up a fix for certain problems discovered in iOS 8, according to blog site MacRumors.

Citing an anonymous source, MacRumors said Tuesday that an iOS 8.0.1 update addresses several key bugs, including problems with:

  • Call forwarding and freezing when opening visual voicemail.
  • Keypad not showing up to enter iCloud Keychain verification codes.
  • Videos sometimes not playing on Safari.
  • AirDrop support for Passbook passes.
  • Installation of VPN profiles.

Apple released iOS 8 last Wednesday with several new features and refinements. But it didn't take long for some iOS users to start reporting problems. Conversations on Apple's support forums and other online sources have pointed to Wi-Fi connectivity glitches, the usual battery drain issue and slow performance in Safari, among other problems.

The update will likely patch other bugs beyond those cited above, according to MacRumors. So some of the issues reported on the support forums may be resolved as well.

Apple had apparently been readying iOS 8.0.1 even before it launched iOS 8 as the update has already been sent to mobile carrier partners for testing, MacRumors added. No release date has yet been revealed. But if the update is at the carrier stage, then the actual user rollout shouldn't take too much longer to kick off.

Last year, Apple rolled out iOS 7.0.1 just a few days after it launched iOS 7 in order to fix a fingerprint glitch with the iPhone 5S. Less than a week after that, iOS 7.0.2 came out to patch a bug with the lock screen.

CNET contacted Apple for comment and will update the story with any further details.