Remember how excited everyone was after the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched? But then came Bendgate, the fact that the new iPhones bend in pockets, and now an iOS failure. Yesterday Apple released a new update for their iOS 8, the iOS 8.0.1, but the update didn’t go well as smoothly as planned as many customers complained that the update caused some serious issues with their phones, the most common being dropped calls. Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 update and is promising to bring us a fix in the following days.
The Cupertino-based company has never done this before, launching an update to its operating system and then pulling it, warning its customers not to update. Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 update hours after making it available to the public because many of those who updates have complained that the software update has incapacitated their phones to the point of not being able to make calls and disabling the TouchID Fingerprint sensor.
Apple set a new record high in sales, selling 10 million iPhones in the opening weekend. Could these present issues affect further sales? Will this negative publicity affect the sales? To be honest, we don’t think so. Apple will go out of its way to fix things, it always does and the people who were responsible for the iOS glitch will, most likely, suffer the consequences.
Apple confirmed that it pulled the iOS update, but refused to comment any further:
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.
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