Apple issues 8.0.2 iOS update, and all the other news you’ve missed

Catch up on this week’s most notable news blips in our roundup
Apple issues 8.0.2 iOS update, and all the other news you’ve missed

Don’t adjust your monitors or click on another page (unless it's Stuff). You’ll need this weekly round-up to get through mid-week and keep yourself up-to-date with what’s happening in the world of tech.

Apple screwed up with iOS 8.0.1 and is rectifying it

Apple screwed up with iOS 8.0.1 and is rectifying it

Everyone makes mistakes, and so does Apple. It admitted to screwing up its iOS 8.0.1 update, and after retracting it, the tech conglomerate has issued iOS 8.0.2, which aims to smoothen out all those tiny, niggling problems, in addition to apologising about the inconvenience.

READ MORE: Apple issues 8.0.2 iOS update, apologises for breaking your phone

This is the new BlackBerry Passport

This is the new BlackBerry Passport

Lo and behold – this is how the BlackBerry Passport looks, and as we all expected, it comes with a quirky keyboard. But what we didn’t expect, was for it to sport a square screen (perfect for Instagram, when it launches for BlackBerry) and a killer battery life – we’re talking some 30 hours of medium-to-heavy use on one charge.

READ MORE: BlackBerry Passport launches: square screen, 30-hour battery and (of course) a keyboard

LG’s purported smartwatch might have 3G capabilities

LG’s purported smartwatch might have 3G capabilities

There are a lot of rumours circulating about LG’s movements in the wearables space, especially when it comes to smartwatches. Whispers have reached our ears that it’s making a smart timepiece that comes with 3G capabilities, meaning you won’t have to pair it with a smartphone for a data connection.   

READ MORE: LG could have a 3G smartwatch in the works

Oppo might have a new smartphone in the works

Oppo might have a new smartphone in the works

The Oppo R5 is under the spotlight – leaks are pointing towards its imminent launch (some say it’s coming right after it launches the N3) and the chances of it being true is high since it’s been published on an Indonesian Postel website. But only time will tell if we’re going to see it on our shores.

READ MORE: Oppo might launch its R5 smartphone shortly after its N3

HTC is making the Nexus 9 tablet: report

HTC is making the Nexus 9 tablet: report

Count your lucky stars if you’ve been rooting for HTC to make the last Nexus tablet. The Wall Street Journal has released a report mentioning that HTC’s engineers are hard at work on the device (codenamed Volantis) and that we won’t have to wait too long before it’s officially out in the market.

READ MORE: the Google Nexus 9 tablet will be made by HTC