Should You Upgrade to Apple iOS 10.0.2?

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Time flies really fast in the world of Apple. Apple is rolling out iOS 10.0.2 just after more than a week when iOS 10 was launched. The iOS 10.1 which includes the photo enhancing featured called “bokeh effect” is already out in public beta version. The tricky situation right now is that iOS 10.0.2 has no public beta mode at all, so should you gamble or play it safe when it comes to downloading this iOS update?

Where Does iOS 10.0.2 Work?

The iOS 10.0.2 is designed to achieve a better user experience for the iPhone 7, iPad 2, iPad Pro among other Apple devices. Users will automatically received prompts. You can also trigger it manually by going to Settings > General > Software Update. The size of the iOS updates will vary depending on your device. iOS 10.0.2 is coming in around 40MB and 120MB with larger file sizes for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The Jailbreak Factor

Apple used to not seal jailbreaks with every release. The company is now more proactive in terms of eliminating jailbreaking. The iOS 10.0.2 aims to break any TaiG or Pangu jailbreak Apple users are running on their devices. Apple Support Communities have already reported iOS 10.0.2 issues such as alarm clock issues, misplaced contacts, and increased date usage. These are isolated cases, and it expected to improve as the full version rolls out.

What’s the Catch with iOS 10.0.2?

The iOS 10.0.2 is unlike the iOS 10 update. This update is a bug fix that patches the iPhone audio bug:

  • Addresses an issue that could prevent headphone audio controls from temporarily not working
  • Resolves an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library
  • Fixes an issue that prevented enabling some app extensions

The audio fix is very relevant, but it overwhelms the issue of the headphone jack. The new Lightning port is digital and relies on software to operate, compared to the more basic 3.5mm headphone jack. This just gives Apple an additional area to test the iOS updates. Apple has a penchant for quick fixes that could results into unnecessary tweaks (even if there aren’t any reported issues yet).

Should You Download it Now?

iPhone 7 owners who experienced the Lightning audio bug are required to install the iOS 10.0.2 right away. This update includes no special features or high profile security updates. Picture it out as a quick fix for Apple’s new iPhone 7 and a strategic move for its quality assurance program.

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