Apple has been forced to withdraw its iOS 8.0.1 software update after it stopped iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices from accessing mobile networks. It also made it impossible to use the Touch ID fingerprint service.
The update was issued to fix a number of issues such as video, phone calls and keyboard problems. However, it quickly became apparent that the update caused more problems than it solved.
Users took to Twitter to complain the update was making it impossible to connect to mobile networks.
No signal on my phone 😒 cheers iOS 8.0.1 👍— David Rowe (@DavidRowe8) September 24, 2014
adamayoung) September 24, 2014
Apple has acknowledged the issue and already pulled the update, promising that an iOS 8.0.2 update to address the problems is on the way.
"We are also preparing iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it's ready in the next few days."
Apple also issued instructions for those that have updated to iOS 8.0.1 to revert back to iOS 8 by connecting the device to iTunes via a computer and reinstalling iOS 8.
It does not appear that iPhone 4S, 5, 5C or 5S devices were affected.
The issue will be embarrassing for Apple, which has also had to watch people complain that the iPhone 6 Plus is prone to bending. The firm also faced anger from users that it forced a U2 album onto their handsets.
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