This has been fixed! Option to load images is at the top of the message.
Observed in iOS 8 (β 3).
I typically configure my email apps to not automatically load images. On occasion a spam message gets through the winding maze of spam filters put in front of them and I'd rather not reward the sender with any kind of verification that their arrow met it's mark.
When I do want to look at the images in an email message, I click a button to do it. For the Apple Mail app, that button is at the top-right corner of the window. Load Images, it says, and that's what it does. For iOS, you get a message with images and it just looks kind of broken. Large patches of the email are missing content and with no explanation to be seen... not until you scroll aaall the way to the bottom. Ah, there it is:
...a "button" to load images for this message. OK. Tap. Now, scroll aaall the way back to the top and start reading again with the context of the images.
Why is this button at the bottom? If there are suppressed images, shouldn't I be given the choice to display them at the top of the message? Maybe like this:
Apple: please fix that.