Apple Pulls iOS 8 Software Update After iPhone Problems

Updated add instructions to remove iOS 8.0.1.


Apple Pulls iOS 8 Software Update After iPhone Problems

A software update Apple on Wednesday sent did the opposite of what the company intends, off cell phone service in countless iPhones, among other problems.

Twitter and tech news sites quickly overflowed with reports of people who encountered problems after downloading and installing the update, iOS 8.0.1, which was intended to fix several bugs in the operating system for Apple mobile devices. Apple responded by removing the update.

This is not the first time an Apple software update has caused, rather than fixed, device problems. But it seems to be one of the first times that the company has pulled the update. "We are actively investigating these reports and provide information as quickly as we can," Apple said in a statement. "Meanwhile, we have removed the update iOS 8.0.1."

The problem seems to mainly affect users of the latest iPhones, 6 and 6 Plus, not older iOS devices. Twitter users reported that the update also disables the Touch ID function on their devices, which allows users to unlock their phones with fingerprints.

The problem with the update is one of the few spots in an introduction otherwise great success of new products from Apple. The company sold 10 million new iPhones last weekend, what great successes. The product is still scarce in stores.

The weekend, however, reports began appearing on blogs technology iPhone 6 permanent bending Plus after users keep in their pockets for long periods of time. On Tuesday, a video blogger published the results of their own "bend test" on YouTube, which leans a successful iPhone 6 by applying significant pressure with your hands. [Video:. Watch on YouTube] The first buyers of the new iPhone more-Size may have to take precautions to protect your devices in their pockets. Regarding the software update from Apple, the lesson may be that it is better to wait before installing.

However, the problems do not seem to have reached the critical mass that greeted the reception problems Mobile Phone Apple iPhone 4, a controversy that became known as "antennagate". Even the problem caused by the antenna design of the iPhone, had little to diminish sales of iPhone 4.

People who have already downloaded iOS 8.0.1 may return to the previous version by connecting to iTunes on a computer. Details can be found at iMore.com, a site dedicated to news about Apple.