As we reported earlier this morning, Apple and its carrier partners have been hard at work testing out a maintenance release of iOS 8 in the form of iOS 8.0.1. The update was released this afternoon to squash the following issues:
However, in Apple’s haste to get 8.0.1 out the door to fix the above list of issues, it has introduced two more crippling bugs according to growing reports over at Mac Rumors. Many iPhone users that have upgraded to iOS 8.0.1 are reporting that their cellular service has been disabled by the update. In addition, a growing number of users are reporting that Touch ID functionality has also been disabled by the update.
Avoid iOS 8.0.1 for now. If you updated and are stuck on “No Service”, you can downgrade back to iOS 8, or wait for a fix from Apple
— OSXDaily (@osxdaily) September 24, 2014
Yep, my TouchID isn’t working either. “@othood: TouchID seems broken too.”
— Jason Snell (@jsnell) September 24, 2014
iOS 8.0.1 is the Windows Vista of iOS 8. Here’s hoping iOS 8.0.2 is the Windows 7.
— MG Siegler (@parislemon) September 24, 2014
The bottom line is, if you have an iOS device, DO NOT UPGRADE TO iOS 8.0.1. Wait for Apple to upload a working version of 8.0.1 or 8.0.2.
Updated 9/24/2014 @ 2:30pm EST
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