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. Took the update on my iPhone 6, and now it works like an oversized iPod Touch. Tried to restore the phone over iTunes, and I get the message that the iOS build is not compatible with my phone. This blows! Guess I don’t need cell coverage 🙁

  2. I was at the Apple store in Roseville, CA on Sunday, and none of the iPhone 6 Pluses were working – continually crashing and restarting. As an Apple fan, it was embarrassing.

    Every Apple employee in the software development and QA departments should do real-world testing on their phones for a full day or two before releasing any software or an update.

    Very bad form!

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