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Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 after TouchID, cell service complaints


On Wednesday, Apple released iOS 8.0.1, and now the update has been abruptly yanked by the tech giant.

According to a report by TechCrunch, Apple confirmed that day that it had “pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update” after iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users reported a number of issues, such as the update interfering with cell phone service. Additionally, Touch ID, Apple's fingerprint recognition sensor used for unlocking phones, was no longer recognized for those who had updated.

Last Wednesday, Apple dispatched seven updates introducing both iOS 8 and OS 10.9.5 (Mavericks) as well as Apple TV7, OS X Server 3.2.1, OS X Server 2.2.3, Apple's development environment Xcode and Safari 6.2 and 7.1.

Included in the iOS 8.0.1 tweaks, was a fix to make HealthKit apps available on the App Store.

[An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that iOS 8.0.1 was released on Sept. 17].

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