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Apple withdraws iOS 8.0.1 update; promises iOS 8.0.2

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Apple has pulled iOS 8.0.1 update for iPhones and iPads after a number of users reported issues with network connection and TouchID among other things.

“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,” an Apple spokesperson said.

The decision was taken after users, who installed the update, took their complaints to Twitter and Apple user chatrooms claiming that the new update, dubbed iOS 8.0.1, made their phones effectively useless.

Some iPhone users reported that after downloading the update they faced difficulties in making phone calls and that they were unable to use fingerprints to unlock their device, while some complained that they could not get a mobile signal with their iPhones remaining in “searching” mode or giving a “no signal” message.

Apologising for the inconvenience caused, Apple said “We apologise 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.”

Apple has adviced affected users to revert to the original version of iOS 8 to do away with the glitch. The latest iOS 8 update was also intended to fix bugs with the HealthKit apps.

Meanwhile, there have been reports coming from iPhone 6 Plus owners, who claim their smartphone had bent substantially after being placed in a tight pocket for several hours.

The Cupertino reportedly sold over 10 million of the new devices in the opening weekend after its launch last Friday.