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Apple Pulls iOS 8 Software Update After iPhone Problems

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Updated add instructions to remove iOS 8.0.1.

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 …

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