ALERT: Do not install Apple’s iOS 8.0.1; breaks cellular connectivity, Touch ID support for ‘large number of users’

“Following the release of iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday, many users began experiencing issues with the maintenance and software update, finding that their handset could no longer establish a cellular connection or recognize their fingerprint upon installing,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Users who have not yet installed iOS 8.0.1 are advised to hold off, as the problems presented by the update appear to affect a large number of users,” Hughes reports. “Initial reports suggest that the update causes issues for a variety of different iPhone models, including the newest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Carrier connectivity issues are occurring across the board.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Yup, even the world’s most valuable company can look like a Microsoftian clusterfsck at times.

To paraphrase Steve Jobs: Can anyone tell us what iOS 8.0.1 is supposed to do? So why the fsck doesn’t it do that?

Hopefully, iOS 8.0.2 will be arriving shortly.

MacDailyNews Note: UPDATE: 2:34pm EDT: Apple has pulled iOS 8.0.1.

Related article:
Apple releases iOS 8.0.1 – September 24, 2014


  1. Yep, screwed my phone. No cellular connectivity, no touch ID. I know have a worthless product. They better roll out a fix REAL quick. Apple seems to be screwing up an awful lot lately.

    1. A couple of weeks ago they rolled out iTunes 11.4 with only 64 bit kexts in it. They disabled syncing for all 32 bit Macs that were running Mac OSX 10.6.8. I found a work around on that, that required manually removing about 20 different kext files, deleting 11.4, finding 11.3.1 online and installing that in 11.4’s place. Now when I check for an iTunes update on that old Mac it says that 11.3.1 is the most up to date version of iTunes available for that machine … hmmm.

  2. Just checked my iPad that did not get updated yet – it is saying “iOS 8.0 Your Software is up to date.”

    Looks like Apple knows they screwed up and pulled the 8.0.1 update already.

  3. Ios8 has been the buggiest POS update of all time. Not only am I having problems with the os, but most of my apps crash randomly now too. These guys need to pull their heads out of their asses.

      1. Sorry but this is totally BS. A company like the fruit called apple has some responsibility. You cannot just throw some garbage to the customers and then blame the app developers for this epic fail. I am not an android guy or apple hater, I am just a coder who is totally passed that some alpha release has been published. Apple was for the people who do not give a s)) @$&t how thinks work. It may worked. Now the very same customer has to deal with complicated downgrade procedures. Are you kidding me.
        Don’t find excuses guys fix the dawn thing.

  4. Updated 5s 32gb-no problems with touchID or cellular voice but AT&T cellular data will not connect to LTE, it drops back to slower 4G. Consider this an unconfirmed report as my LTE connection is normally weak at my location. It has dropped back frequently before, but now no LTE connection at all, just 4G. I’ll be going to a strong LTE location later this afternoon and will report back.

    This doesn’t look good for Apple.

  5. Traveling in Europe while missing the iPhone6 rollout and enduring broken cellular connectivity. Yeah that’s one of the times when Apple life sucks. But if the stock goes up another 15%, I won’t complain …really!

  6. I ran the updated and experienced the failed Touch ID and loss of cellular connectivity. Fortunately, I connected to iTunes, backed up my iPhone and performed a restore.

    iPhone is working fine now as is Touch ID.

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