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This is what they get when they focus obsessively on what the competition is up to, rather than obsessively focusing on making their own products better. Their marketing has turned into a lame joke rife with desperation. And they can't get out of their own way in trying to account for what Apple does.   Samsung started pre-orders for the Note 4 on the same day that Apple released the iPhone 6/6 Plus. Their Note 4 ad has been claiming that the next big thing IS HERE. Yet,...
If you reduce the size of the OTA updates, then what part of the safety net would Apple need to remove? The installation package is about 1.9 GB. Unpacking and uncompressing the iOS 8 files will take up more space than that, and backing up the iOS 7 files just in case things go awry takes up around 1.4 GB. Obviously, going through iTunes offloads the downloading and unpacking, and gives you the fail safes without having to clear out a huge chunk of storage. Personally, I...
I'm on 8.0.2 and find it at least as stable as 7.1.2. None of the random resets (i.e., the "white screen of death") and widespread app crashes that plagued the early iOS 7 releases. Still some random bugs that pop up periodically, particularly with Bluetooth (and 8.1 purportedly addresses the Bluetooth issues). But, on my phone, iOS 8 has been much a much smoother ride than iOS 7 was.
Actually, I'd been having issues with Bluetooth since iOS 7.1. My turn-by-turn directions would get chopped off mid-sentence unless I had streaming music playing at the same time.   iOS 8 actually fixed that issue, but the Bluetooth connection with my 2012 Mazda3 has been acting weird. And it has continued after updating to 8.0.2.   No persistent issues, just things happening at random. Like when I had a music video lined up, the momentary pause between the commercial...
 Actually, I thought the version numbering had more to do with matching up with the Mac version, and unifying the file formats for both platforms (and gimping the Mac version of Word just in time for the Windows95 launch).
I would hope that this is a sign that Apple is fixing the iCloud Drive bug.   Better to take all of iCloud offline than subject even more users to having their entire document library wiped out if they reset the settings on their phone. iCloud Drive should have never been activated in the first place without Yosemite, and this is just another black eye on a feature that doesn't even have all its functions complete yet.
I would HOPE that's why iCloud is down. iCloud Drive should never have been released without Yosemite, nor should it have been offered as an option during the iOS 8 installation process. iCloud Drive does not sync with Mavericks or any earlier versions of OS X, and this needs to be spelled out very clearly, since Apple does not offer any way of unconverting iCloud Drive once it's done.
Even though iCloud Drive was one of the touted features of iOS 8 and Yosemite, Apple should have never activated this feature with the initial iOS 8 release. Without Yosemite, it's useless to a lot of users, yet it permanently converts existing files synced to iCloud.   Given that I use iTunes to update iOS and will perform a restoration from backup at regular intervals, I've been asked multiple times already whether I want to convert my files to iCloud Drive. This...
I think it's much simpler than that. Prior AI articles indicated that 8.0.1 builds were seeded to carriers for network testing even before iOS 8.0 was released. Given that the primary bug with iOS 8.0.1 is the cellular connection, something obviously went awry between the time that the carrier testing occurred and today's release.
Someone's either really hard up for attention or has more money than brains, if they're going to gather thousands of dollars worth of electronics and then bend the devices to the breaking point just to prove that they can.   I just go by the easy pocketability standard. If the phone encounters resistance when slipping it into your pocket or you feel it uncomfortably pinching, you need to stop wearing skinny jeans or find some other way to carry the phone if you must have...
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