Greg Joswiak says iOS 8.0.1 issues were a problem of distribution, not software itself

Apple VP Greg Joswiak is at the Code/Mobile conference today, and has given additional insight into the buggy release of iOS 8.0.1. Joswiak apologized for the situation, and said that it was not the update itself that cause the issues, according to Re/code:

"It wasn't the software itself it was the way it was distributed" Joswiak on iOS 8.0.1 "We're very sorry"

The 8.0.1 update disabled Touch ID and cellular reception for a number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. Apple corrected the issues a few days later with the release of iOS 8.0.2.

Were you affected by the iOS 8.0.1 problems, and how do you feel about Apple's response to it? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Re/code on Twitter

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

12 Comments
  • Hopefully we eventually find out what the full story is.
  • I'm not exactly sure how disabling touch id and cell reception issues can be caused by distribution issues. Is there more explanation? 0.o
  • I'm guessing it's because they have specific builds that target different devices - and they screwed up on which was which?
  • Microsoft and Google have messed up so many times and they've hardly ever acknowledged!
  • You should start your own news site then and point out everyone's flaws. I'm sure it would he a success. Magenta is the new Yellow
  • Didn't they distribute 8.1 the same way that they distributed 8.0.1? I'm confused.
  • It affected the users only on OTA updates right? doing it over iTunes worked ok, so maybe it was not the software at all. (who knows, Apple really knows how to spin things .. LOL )
  • So tired of the misinformation, admit you broke it and get on with the updates!
  • I am very unhappy with iOS 8.1 I have an iPhone 5C and my WiFi is horrible!! Safari takes forever!! Third-party keyboards still act crazy, and a few of my apps just close. I hate it!! It makes me want to go to Android next time. Sent from the iMore App
  • Agreed...this is horrible service Sent from the iMore App
  • Is it me or does this guys last name sound like Wozniak? Sent from the iMore App
  • It's more of a "Yo" than a "Wo" but yes it does. :-)