Within hours of releasing an iOS 8 update to address assorted bugs in the new iPhone and iPad operating system Apple has been forced to pull the patch, which itself was causing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users grief.
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Apple is said to be working on a fix for the fix, which had been expected.
The Wall Street Journal received this statement from Apple: "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."
In the meantime, those who downloaded 8.0.1 are manually reinstalling the earlier iOS 8. Apple-specific blogs have been dishing out advice as well to help those whose devices are now on the fritz.
Some are taking a bit of glee from Apple's misstep:
Empathy for Apple shipping buggy software and having to pull it down right away. Now they just need to resubmit and wait a week in review…— Daniel Jalkut (@danielpunkass) September 24, 2014
The 8.0.1 update was designed to address a handful of issues, including accidental deselecting of third-party keyboards, problems with accessing photos from some apps, and ringtones getting lost in the cloud. Also, it addressed problems with HealthKit apps not being made available on the App Store.
As we reported yesterday, early iOS 8 adopters were also experiencing high crash rates.