Apple cancels iOS 8.0.1 update amid claims it kills reception and Touch ID

25 Sep 2014

Apple has pulled its latest iOS 8.0.1 update due to complaints from users that it was chock-full of bugs that included claims it affected reception and stopped the Touch ID fingerprint sensor from working.

The update was released just one week after the new iOS 8 operating system was released to the public and was intended to fix bugs rather than introduce new ones.

“We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update,” Apple said.

“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.”

The bugs the new update was meant to have fixed included: making HealthKit apps available in the App Store, allowing users to deselect third party keyboards, restoring ringtones from iCloud back-ups, enabling phots and videos to be uploaded from Safari and unexpected cellular data usage when receiving text and multimedia messages.

You get the feeling that this just isn’t Apple’s week. The company should be basking in a blaze of glory having sold 10m iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices since the devices went on sale last Friday.

Instead it is dealing with claims that the iPhone 6 Plus bends in your pocket and now it is pulling software updates.

Ah well, roll on iOS 8.0.2.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years