Yesterday, a fresh iOS update was released. iPhone users were quick to download the iOS 8.0.1 update in hopes of getting rid of some of the bugs from 8.0. For iPhone 6 owners, their headache was just beginning.
Soon after the update was released, the internet exploded with reports that iPhone 6 and Plus models could not make or receive phone calls. Plus, the Touch ID function wasn’t working.
Today, Apple apologized for the screw up and says they are working on a new version. For affected iPhone owners, you’ll need to reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes.
“We apologize for the great inconvenience experienced by users, and are working around the clock to prepare iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it is ready in the next few days,” Apple said in a statement.
How about you actually test the update this time.
Apple was quick to pull the faulty update yesterday. It only stayed live for about an hour. But, they weren’t quick enough for many users.
So, what was being fixed in yesterday’s update before it broke iPhone 6 models? Apple said fixes included:
– A bug that caused unexpected data useage when receiving a text message.
– Resolving the issue with apps designed to work with HealthKit becoming available.
– And, an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos on the iPhone or iPad’s library.
The tech giant darling has had a rough go of it in the past couple weeks. Pushback over a free U2 album led to the release of a tool to remove it from a user’s iTunes library. Oh, and forget ‘will it blend?’ Several reports say the iPhone 6 Plus can bend if you leave it in your pocket for a long time. So far, Apple hasn’t responded to #BendGate.
One thing is bending this morning, and that is Apple’s stock. Shares have tumbled more than 3% after yesterday’s software blunder.