The first update for the new iOS 8 platform is set to arrive sooner rather than later, with a MacRumors report claiming that Apple has already provided the update to carrier partners. This comes as Apple announced that iOS 8 is now installed on 46 percent of devices, less than a week after its 17 September release.
The MacRumors report lists a number of issues, which the new update will address, covering features including the keyboard, Safari, AirDrop and Virtual Private Networks (VPN). It is expected that there will be other minor adjustments outside of this list.
In terms of the keyboard, iOS 8.0.1 would fix an issue with the keypad not appearing to enter iCloud Keychain verification codes. The issue where Safari videos occasionally fail to play would be resolved, as will the AirDrop support for Passbook passes and issues with installing VPN profiles.
iOS 8.0.1 would also address the phone app, squashing bugs with call forwarding and freezing when accessing visual voicemail.
Appleinsider points out that this scenario is not unusual, as previous iOS updates have been scheduled to coincide with the release of a new iPad or iPhone, and therefore have potentially not received all of the desired fine-tuning before release.
There are yet to be confirmed reports on the release date for the new iOS 8.0.1 update. Since it is now in the hands of many partners for testing, we can expect it to be released fairly soon.