A software update is usually supposed to fix more problems than it causes, but that’s not at all the case with Apple’s latest iOS 8.0.1 update. The update, released on Wednesday, was such a failure that it had to be completely scrapped and made unavailable. If you remember, it was only a week ago that iOS 8 was officially released for the public to download. Apple has stated they’d already been working on the iOS 8.0.1 update from even before iOS 8 was released, but it sounds like they could’ve worked on it for just a little bit longer! Not only did the “update” have some bad side effects, it completely made their new iPhones next to useless.
After those who own an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus updated their phones, many found that they couldn’t access cellular networks, and that the TouchID sensor no longer worked to unlock their devices. Needless to say, Apple had many freaked-out people on their hands wanting a solution and an explanation.
While Apple hasn’t (as of this time) issued a statement as to what happened with the update, they did completely remove the possibility of downloading it. And many of those with affected phones found that they could use iTunes and go back to the latest update and have their phones work just fine once again. Whew; that was a close call.
iOS 8.0.1 was supposed to fix known issues with VPN’s, keyboard errors, the Health app, and much more. There’s no official word as to when the update will be available once again, though when it is available, many will probably be weary of downloading it.
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