iOS 8.0.1 Is Messing Up iPhones, According To A Lot Of Angry People

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Update: Re/code shares this statement from Apple:

“We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can,” a spokesperson said. “In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.”


If you have an iPhone, you may want to think twice about downloading its latest software update iOS 8.0.1. It appears to be causing problems for a lot of people.

Here's a small sampling of current reactions on Twitter:

Business Insider says some people in its office updated their phones, and it turned them into "bricks". TechCrunch is also reporting first-hand issues.

Evidently, while the update fixes some bugs from the previous release, it disables Touch ID, and is impacting actual cell phone service for some. You'll probably want to wait for the next update.

This comes as Apple is facing backlash over its new phones bending in people's pockets.

According to the company, 46% of iOS users are on iOS 8.

Image via Apple

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