Apple pulls back the latest iOS 8 update

iOS 8 upgrade being called back
iOS 8 upgrade being called back

No, I’m not turning this into an Apple blog, but there is so much news about the company that I have no choice but to talk about what’s happening. The troubles don’t just seem to stop for its hardware and software. You must already be aware about how the latest iPhone 6 Plus bends when put in the pocket. Then the recent iOS 8 has been slowing down people’s Wi-Fi connections and other stuff, and now Apple has had to pull back its latest iOS 8.0.1 update after widespread complaints from the users. Oh yes, nude photographs of more than 100 celebrities were leaked from their iCloud accounts just a few weeks ago.

According to this New York Times blog (oh yes, how could the blog post miss the phone bending video?), the latest update disables cellphone services on iPhones as well as the Touch ID. In public statement Apple said:

We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.

The news agencies are reporting that it’s for the first time that Apple is pulling back an update, although big and small problems keep cropping up. For instance, iOS 8 came with its own set of nagging problems like people having to remove lots of stored data before being able to upgrade, but at least people were able to use their iPhones and iPads, but the latest iOS 8.0.1 simply locks them out and disables their carrier services. Here is a blog post that explains how you can sort out the carrier-blocking and Touch ID problems that your iOS 8.0.1 might be causing

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