Navigate to URL broken since IOS update 8.4.1

Navigate to URL broken since IOS update 8.4.1

Ever since Apple released IOS update 8.4.1 with the following change to their safari browser:

Web Change
Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to user interface spoofing

Description: Navigating to a malformed URL may have allowed a malicious website to display an arbitrary URL. This issue was addressed through improved URL handling.

It has broken any link that calls navigate to a new URL. We have a mobile application in production that used to work just fine until this update. To replicate the issue, simply create a mobile applicaton that uses a link to navigate to a new page and test it on an IOS devices running 8.4.1 and it will not navigate to the page.

Also it is important to note that the link has to be inside of the footer on the page and wrapped in the silk ui Mobile\BottomMenu component.
Looks like this is now being dicussed here: