From bendgate to botched iOS 8.0.1 update: everything about Apple’s rough week

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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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