The Californian tech giant released an update to its iOS 8 late Thursday that is expected to fix the numerous bugs with the original operating system.
The update was released after a rash of complaints which angry users rushed to post on social media, also speaking about fragile body on some of the large-screen iPhones which went on sale last week.
The company posted an apology to the incident: “We apologize for the great inconvenience experienced by users, and are working around the clock to prepare iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue.”The Californian company released a tweak to its just released operating system, dubbed iOS 8.0.1, but then recalled the software after complaints that the update disabled cellular service and Apple’s touch-identification system.
In a 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.”
“We have a workaround for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8.0.1. Affected users can reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes, for more information visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6487. We apologize for the great inconvenience experienced by users, and are working around the clock to prepare iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it is ready in the next few days.”
The update is currently rolling out to all supported devices and can be found by navigating to Settings>General>Software Update.
The iOS 8.0.2 list of fixes includes not just an apparent solution for the loss of cellular connectivity, Touch ID access and HealthKit issue, but also:
– An issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode.
– An issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo library.
– Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (which makes an image small with a double-tap of the Touch ID button.
– Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages.
– Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases.
– Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups.
– Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari.
Apple unveiled on Monday that it had already sold more than 10 million of the new devices in the first three days since launching in a handful of countries, setting a new record for opening weekend sales.
The new iPhones were launched Friday in the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico and Singapore.
The iPhone 6 is available in more than 20 additional countries since September 26, and 115 countries by the end of the year.
Samsung meanwhile reported Wednesday it was launching its oversized Galaxy Note smartphone earlier than expected, getting into the key Chinese market ahead of Apple.