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Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you.

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Apple releases iOS 8.0.1: The botched update.

Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 with fix for cellular and Touch ID issues: Apple released iOS 8.0.2 to the public Thursday night, addressing issues that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users encountered when updating to iOS 8.0.1, as well as several other improvements and bug fixes.

Apple no longer signing iOS 7.1.2: You can’t downgrade anymore.

A rough week for Apple: With fanboys and Apple haters alike putting their own spin on both sides of the bendgate story, I thought I’d put some perspective to all this and share my thoughts on the situation.

Apple responds to bending iPhone concerns: In a quote to the Financial Times, a spokesperson for the company said that only 9 people have complained of the issue since the 6 and 6 Plus went on sale last week.

Apple offers peek at iPhone stress testing process: Apple invited a handful of reporters to visit its iPhone testing facility in Cupertino on Thursday, to offer a peek at where and how it puts its handsets through the paces.

Consumer Reports: new iPhones ‘not as bendy as believed’: Consumer Reports says the new iPhones “aren’t as bendy as believed,” after testing both handsets, alongside other top smartphones.

10 things you shouldn’t do to your iPhone 6: What most people would qualify as good old common sense doesn’t seem to be the case here, so to avoid any kind of confusion, we’ve come up with a list of things you shouldn’t do to your iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smoke competition in benchmarks: The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus powered by the Apple-designed A8 processor leave the vast majority of Android competition in the dust in terms of CPU performance and battery life, according to a series of performance benchmarks conducted by the reputable hardware review website AnandTech.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus beat all smartphones in camera benchmark: Achieving an impressive rating of 82 out of 100, both new iPhones have managed to beat Apple’s chief competitors in the smartphone space.

How the iPhone’s camera has evolved over the years: The folks over at Taptaptap have posted an interesting set of photo comparisons, showing how the iPhone’s camera has evolved over the years.

Video shows side by side speed comparison of all 10 iPhone models: YouTube channel EverythingApplePro posted an interesting video last weekend, showing multiple side by side speed comparison tests of all 10 iPhone models.

A first look at Minuum keyboard for iOS 8: Minuum is a keboard app that can be set as the default thanks to iOS 8. It features an intelligent auto-correct that learns your typing habits, predictive typing for getting to the next word faster, and a keyboard that can be minimized into a single line on the screen.

The best podcast apps for iPhone: Check out our list of the best podcast apps for iPhone and see which one you think is tops.

iOS 8′s battery shaming is a double-edged sword: Oliver fears that Apple’s new naming and shaming tactics will have two undesirable affects.

Wallpapers of last week: Apple logo for iPhone 6: A collection of wallpapers for the larger screen.

Apps of the week: Thank goodness for new apps and games to distract us from a crappy week.

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    • Rokrhell

      Congratulations on the achievement!

      • A’s Network

        Thanks. Sarcasm is awesome, isn’t it!

  • Franklin Richards

    All in all, not a good week for Apple.

    • CollegiateLad

      I disagree. They had some bad press but despite it all they still sold a boatload of devices. Business is good.

      • Franklin Richards

        True but they’ve shaken a lot of potential customers who were on the fence about buying the iPhone 6. Also annoying the hell out of the people who trusted Apple.

    • Kurt

      It’s ok. Next week will be better.

  • Micky Ganon

    Apple made a big mistake with the new design of the iPhone 6, Apple Should remain with the design of the iPhone 5 only with a bigger screen.

    • Straw hat

      Yah then people would’ve said “woww same thing but just larger and stretched” lol not everything pleases everyone. I feel that it’s nice the design and if you want an iPhone you should just be careful and takecare of it. Put a good case on it. iPhone 5/5s if they were carried around nude usually resulted in cracking the screen. So nothing is perfect.. Yes they could’ve done better but for now you’ll have to bare with it or just and iPhone 5s lol.

    • CollegiateLad

      The design is awesome!!!

  • Wondering why Reachability leaves the user with a blank space up top. That space could well be filled with a beautiful digital clock; or some other widget of choice, when the os8 jailbreak happens and the tweakers get to work. Happy I got the 6 and not the ClownShoe plus.

    • Domi


  • theemptyhead

    Today chef of my restaurant came to me with his ipod touch 5 and asked me to get rid of update sign “1” from settings icon. I warned him it might slower your device but he wanted to get rid of it anyway. After updating, the only app he uses the most “facebook” is taking 3 to 5 minutes to load. Everything else is lagging by 3 to 5 seconds. He is so pissed at apple right now for giving that update. lol. In just 10 minutes a perfectly working device became completely waste.
    Why does apple have to give the update if it makes the device useless? I’ve been the victim with my 3gs before. If i’ll update my iphone4s and ipad3 i’m sure it’ll be useless too.
    Lately i’ve been finding only the negative things about apple. I feel this company is only going downhill from hereon.

  • Can we please stop with the “botched” iOS 8.0.1 rollout? It only affected the iPhone 6 models because they didn’t have the newest carrier updates prior to the iOS update.

    • Kurt

      To be fair it is his blog, his article so he has the right to choose the wording of the title. There was a quick fix and Apple doesn’t do this often so people will forget about it soon

  • iRy757

    You forgot the “p” in typing under the section on Minuum.

  • ClaudieX X

    New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 units plagued by build issues… Say welcome to Sgap!!