Apple has retracted its iOS 8.0.1 update released earlier today after a flood of reports from iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users that the update disabled their devices’ cellular capabilities and Touch ID sensors. The company now notes that it is “actively investigating these reports” but no further information has yet been forthcoming about when or how the problem may be fixed for those users who have already updated.
APPLE: "We are actively investigating these reports … In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.” — John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski) September 24, 2014
While Apple support initially recommended that affected users simply perform a full erase and restore of their devices via iTunes, the company has obviously decided to remove the update entirely to avoid impacting users who have not yet attempted the over-the-air download. iPad and iPod touch users, as well as users of other iPhone models, have reported having no issues with the update.
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users who have been having problems with the iOS 8.0.1 update may be able to restore their iPhone back to 8.0 via iTunes and restore from their pre-8.0.1 iCloud backup, although it is unclear if this will work at this time due to the way in which Apple signs iOS updates. [via MacRumors].