Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has moved to instill developer’s confidence on the security aspect of its iOS platform by releasing iOS 8.1.1 that it claims comes with a number of bug fixes, as well as performance improvements for iPhones and iPads. With the upgrade, also came the disabling of blood glucose data for the Healthkit app.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s health app at the moment does not allow any manual input of data, using a particular unit measurement, a confusion that Apple is trying to address with the disablement. Despite disabling the app, third party developers can still access the APIs. The release of iOS 8.1.1 marks the first time that Apple has resorted to seeding a beta for patch update.
iOS 8 rolled out in September with a number of bugs especially in the Healthkit developer framework much to the disappointment of developers. The effect was the delay of certain apps to support the protocol. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) subsequently released iOS 8.0.1 that tried to fix some of the bugs, but ended up disabling wireless connectivity as well as the touch ID for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. The issuance of a stable iOS 8.0.2 followed next.
Apple Watch Release Pushed Forward
The release of iOS 8.1 came in the wake of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launching its mobile payment system Apple Pay that it hopes will provide another revenue stream in addition to its expansive line of products.
Separately, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s stock clocked record highs on Monday trading session after narrowing the period for the release of iWatch to spring. Apple is reportedly training retail employees who will help customers in buying the gadget once it is launched. The gadget will reportedly go on sale for $349 available in two screens of 1.5 and 1.65 inches as well as in three models of regular, sport and luxury.