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:
Do not upgrade to #IOS 8.0.1. Seen lots of people say they have no service after.
— Chris Chadwick (@chrischadwick) September 24, 2014
All iPhone users do not do the new iOS 8.0.1 it's disabling phones
— hamilton porter (@mikeybrenner8) September 24, 2014
iOS 8.0.1 cripples TouchID and cell service so HOW THE FUCK did this get pushed to users? To quote @gruber, "Apple is not a tech company."
— Brian S Hall (@brianshall) September 24, 2014
Hmmmph. The third-party keyboard text underlap problem in iOS 8 (e.g. in iMessages) is not fixed in 8.0.1.
— David R. Greenberg (@CheckwDavid) September 24, 2014
iOS 8.0.1 is a bold move by Apple PR to distract from bendgate, but I think it’s going to pay off.
— Nick Arnott (@noir) September 24, 2014
Word to the wise, don't download iOS 8.0.1 if you are an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus user.
— Ty Fullbright (@tyfullbright) September 24, 2014
Don't download the new update to iOS 8.0.1, major issues!!! #apple
— William Dammann (@will_da_mann) September 24, 2014
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.
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