Yesterday we shared with you the latest Apple news about how, in an unprecedented move, Apple pulled the iOS 8.0.1 update after many complained the update rendered their smartphones unusable. Today we’re glad to report that Apple has released an iOS update and it’s a good one.
Lots of iPhone users found themselves getting locked out of their smartphones after having updated to the new iOS 8.0.1. The TouchID Fingerprint sensor stopped working and some phones even lost the ability to make and receive calls, which is a bit ironic, don’t you think?
Apple released a statement which apologized for the inconvenience it created, it advised people who not to update and promised it would release an update that worked as soon as possible.
It seems that Apple software engineers pulled an all-nighter, because today Apple has released the iOS 8.0.2 update and this one’s working as it is supposed to. Apple released another statement which said:
iOS 8.0.2 is now available for users, it fixes an issue that affected iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1, and includes improvements and bug fixes originally in iOS 8.0.1. We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1.
If you’re wondering how many people got affected by faulty update, Apple’s got the numbers for you: it seems that 40,000 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones were affected by the faulty update. Fortunately, the update was only available for a short period of time, before Apple pulled it.
What are your thoughts on the fact that Apple has released the iOS 8.0.2 Update? Were you one of the many who were affected by the faulty update? Drop us a line in the comment section below.