For anyone who is buying a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in the 20 countries where it becomes available on September 26th - including Ireland - don't fear the software update!
That's because Apple has officially released iOS 8.0.2 - fixing the issues which plagued the previous version and left some users unable to access their cellular network. That's great news for the millions of people who are eagerly awaiting their brand new handset and also for Apple fans with older phones who were waiting to experience all the new features which are shipping with iOS 8.
The latest release of the operating system includes what was promised in version 8.0.1 - including making the reachability feature more reliable and fixing some bugs with how the software handles photos. The main point of the 0.1 update was to enable the use of HealthKit apps on the phone, and they're also now available to users.
New additions to iOS 8 include the ability to use ApplePay (on iPhone 6), install custom keyboards (which we've wanted for years) and free calling to other iPhones over Wi-Fi. There's also some great hidden extras like the fact that Siri can now identify songs, you can set a selfie countdown timer and take a detailed look at exactly what's using up your battery.
iOS 8.0.2 is available and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available now.