Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 from app store due to major iPhone bugs

More doom and gloom for the fruit company as new operating system ends up bricking people's iPhones.

A week on from the launch of Apple’s new iOS 8 the company’s first update to the new operating system, iOS 8.0.1 arrived, only to be withdrawn almost immediately following complaints of bugs and faults from users.

Version 8.0.1 had been meant to fix several minor faults in iOS 8, but instead brought in some major problems, cutting off calls and shutting down the Touch ID fingerprint recognition system used on the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus.

The result as described by the Twitter user below rendered the new iPhone more akin to an iPod


In what is thought to be the first time Apple have recalled their software, a spokesperson from within the company noted: “We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.”

The news follows more bad luck for Apple after it has been discovered their larger iPhones can easily be bent, kicking off demands for a response from the company from angry users.

Whether a response from Apple on the issue is forthcoming is yet to be seen. As some argue, rival slim-line devices can experience similar problems and it’s more as case of people mistreating their iPhones. This said, it’s been asserted by others that the company has a duty of care to at least make its customers aware of potential issues.