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Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 to quell buggy update complaints


In record time, Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 to resolve issues caused by a previous buggy update which frustrated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users.

On Wednesday, iOS 8.0.1 was made available to Apple customers, but hours later the update was abruptly pulled by the tech giant. Complaints that the update interfered with cell phone service, and that it caused Touch ID (Apple's fingerprint recognition technology) to no longer be recognized, prompted the action.

Upset over the troubled release was compounded since the issues seemed to only impact individuals with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones.

In a recent statement, Apple apologized to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users for the faulty release, a Mashable report said. The statement also explained that iOS 8.0.2 “includes improvements and bug fixes originally in iOS 8.0.1,” as well as fixes for the reported technical concerns.

iOS 8.0.2 is available through an over-the-air (OTA) update, and includes fixes for cell network connectivity and Touch ID issues present in 8.0.1, along with HealthKit app availability issues (on the App Store) and third-party keyboard usability concerns.

Apple said that fewer than 40,000 users downloaded the buggy 8.0.1 update in the brief time it was available, but resounding endorsement of the 8.0.2 release by consumers is yet to be confirmed.

According to CNET, after updating to the new iOS, Reddit users in Australia took to the web to report Touch ID and cell services concerns identical to those brought on by 8.0.1.

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