Apple yanks iOS update after reports of disabled phones

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Apple unveiled two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, at their September 9, 2014 announcement. The phones are "the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone," Apple CEO Tim Cook said.

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple pulled the iOS 8.0.1 update on Wednesday after several users reported various issues with the new version of the operating system that was expected to fix a glitch with the HealthKit apps.

Apple told Re/code that it was investigating the issue and has pulled the update.

CNBC reported that users on Twitter reported lost cell signals, data service and Touch ID after updating iOS, with MacRumors and TechCrunch reporting it only affected the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Those using the iPhone 5 have not had issues.

The HealthKit apps were delayed when iOS 8 launched. MacRumors reported the issues affected several carriers in numerous countries.

 

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