Apple pulls iOS update after widespread reports of disabled phones

Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 update: Report

The iOS 8.0.1 update is no longer available after multiple users earlier reported serious issues with the new version of the operating system, one that was expected to fix a glitch with the highly anticipated HealthKit apps.

Apple confirmed to Re/code that the company is investigating the issue and has pulled the update.


Many users on Twitter said they lost cellular signal, data service and Touch ID capability after updating to iOS 8.0.1. However, those with the iPhone 5 said they had no issues, and both MacRumors and TechCrunch reported that only the 6 and 6 Plus have had update problems.


Despite playing a large role in the September 9 media event, the HealthKit apps were delayed in the first version of iOS 8 launched last week.

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The latest version of the operating system stated that HealthKit app availability was one of the fixed bugs, but the apps did not show up in the App Store after the software update.

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Other listed updates for iOS 8.0.1 included all-app access to the iPhoto Library and better support for 3rd-party keyboards.

MacRumors reported that issues were seen across multiple carriers in multiple countries.

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