Apple pulls back iOS 8.0.1 update after users reported critical bugs

Apple pulls back iOS 8.0.1 update after users reported critical bugsApple’s two new releases have received a lot of praise from critics as well as fans. The iPhone 6 Plus especially is the consumer favorite because of its larger display and features.

Apple’s revenue is dominated by iPhone sales and with a successful launch; the company should expect better financial results in the next few quarters. While everything was looking so well for the company in the past few days, Apple has a new problem to solve.

The Cupertino giant released the iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads about a week back which was followed by the iOS 8.0.1 yesterday. While the latest update solved a number of bugs that came with the new iOS 8 version, it brought a whole new list of problems on the new iPhones, which made things even worse.

The iOS 8.0.1 was released to solve a number of issues like the one where HealthKit apps didn’t show up on the App Store, the bug which disallowed apps from accessing the photo library and the issue where third party keyboards got deselected after the user inputted the pass code. It also improved reliability of the Apple’s Reachability feature.

However unlike other Apple updates which are usually clean and stable, the 8.0.1 version actually created a lot of new problems for iPhone users. The ones who installed the update instantly faced a number of critical issues like the one where the iPhones lost their cellular signal.

Many users reported this issue and even added that switching to flight mode and back or even restarting the phone couldn’t fix it. Some even claim that the update broke other important features like Touch ID and Wi-Fi reception.

Clearly the update has done more harm than good and users are advised to restore their devices to the previous version using iTunes.

Both the new models namely the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are facing these issues, however, surprisingly the version worked well with older iPhones.

The update went live on Wednesday afternoon and within a few hours was pulled back by the company.

Apple has not yet released an official statement regarding the issue. But we expect more information from the company in the coming days.

After this buggy release, we hope that the company tests out the upcoming updates thoroughly before making it available to download publicly.

So, did you happen to install the new update yesterday? What problems did you face?

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Joel is an experienced blogger who covers all kinds of news relating to tech. He is a huge fan of Android and can be seen playing around with his phone in his spare time.