One week after the launch of iOS 8, Apple released and then immediately withdrew its first update for the new OS — iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday afternoon.
It is thought to be the first time that the company has pulled a software update from its App Store.
It was meant to fix a slew of bugs, but that’s not what happened. Immediately after the update hit, reports began flooding in that iOS 8.0.1 was breaking cellular reception and other features like Touch ID. Apple eventually removed the faulty update, but not before an untold number of users were able to install it. “”We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update,” a spokesperson told The Verge. “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.”
Those affected report that “no service” is displayed after iOS 8.0.1 has been installed, and toggling airplane mode or powering the phone off and on again doesn’t seem to restore cellular reception. Both of Apple’s latest iPhones seem vulnerable to the massive problem, though older models seem to handle the update just fine.