Just yesterday, Apple released iOS 8.0.1 in an effort to correct bugs that showed up in the initial release of iOS 8. Unfortunately, users of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices discovered that this new fix actually disabled Touch ID but also caused significant problems with connectivity.
In addition, many people who downloaded the faulty 8.0.1 update were unable to use any third-party HealthKit applications on the App Store. There was also a reported issue with Apple’s ability to improve reliability on the reachable feature for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Within about an hour of releasing the iOS 8.0.1, the update was removed from Apple’s Developer Center, making it impossible for users to download the fix as an over-the-air update. Shortly after being pulled, Apple released a formal statement saying, “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 the iOS 8.0.1 update.”
Reportedly, Apple is working feverishly to fix the 8.0.1 update, which released just yesterday has caused users tremendous problems with the new iPhone devices. According to an Apple spokesperson, a new update to fix the current problems will be ready within a few days.
Apple’s Workaround Solution
To try to calm upset users who waited a long time and spent good money purchasing the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, Apple outlined a method for restoring both cell service connectivity Touch ID. Apple advised the affected customers that a workaround was discovered, which involves reinstalling iOS 8 using iTunes. However, in choosing the workaround, the HealthKit application will not work but this is something the 8.0.2 update will fix.
• Have the most recent versions of iTunes
• Once verified, connect to iTunes using the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus
• Backup the device in iTunes using a PC or Mac (iCloud will not restore earlier versions to include iOS 8.0)
• Choose the corresponding device type and then download
• Select the file just downloaded in iTunes
o PC – Press the Shi
o Mac – Press the Option key and click Check for Update
In what Apple expected to be a flawless release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices has backfired. Although some bugs are always anticipated with any new device release, this goes beyond what Apple expected.