Wi-Fi, calendar, and Bluetooth issues continue to plague iPhone and iPad owners

Nearly four and a half months since the release of iOS 8, and some owners of iPhone and iPads continue to suffer from show-stopping Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues.

Nearly four and a half months since the release of iOS 8, and some owners of iPhone and iPads continue to suffer from show-stopping Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues.

iOS 8.1.3 is Apple's sixth stab at patching the platform, but Apple's support forum continues to be awash with complaints.

The most serious of these problems relates to Wi-Fi stability issues that cause devices to drop the connection periodically, forcing the user to disconnect and reconnect. A thread that was started back when iOS 8 was made available for download has now grown to over 100 pages and gathered over half a million views.

While a number of possible solutions have been suggested for this problem, no amount of end-user tinkering seems to help.

Another bug that is pretty show-stopping for corporate and BYOD users is a calendar bug where events are displayed with GMT times rather than local time. Again, no amount of end-user voodoo seems to solve this issue.

Bluetooth also appears to be just as glitchy as Wi-Fi, with connectivity issues running rampant across devices ranging from keyboards to car audio systems. Some of these issues have workarounds while others do not, so if you are affected it might be worth your while having a nose around the support forums.

Apple might be able to sell 74 million iPhones in a quarter and pull in billions of dollars in revenue, but it can't seem to squash these annoying bugs.

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