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Apple: iOS 8.0.1 Fix Coming in “Next Few Days”, Apologizes for “Great Inconvenience” [u]

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Apple has released a statement to the media on the status of iOS 8.0.1, which was released this morning, only to be quickly pulled after iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users (and others) experienced no cellular connectivity and disabled Touch ID after installing the update.

Tim Bradshaw, the San Francisco tech reporter for the Financial Times noted on Twitter Apple says a fix is coming in the “next few days”, while also stating “We apologize for the great inconvenience experienced by users.”

Earlier in the day, Apple said it was “actively investigating” bug reports and temporarily pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update, an unprecedented move for the company.

If you’re stuck on iOS 8.0.1 and need to downgrade back to iOS 8.0, follow our tutorial here. For those who know how to downgrade in iTunes back to iOS 8.0, you’re in luck.

But for those who updated while traveling without a computer, or those using iOS devices “PC-free” while using data plans, I can’t imagine the SNAFU of losing cellular (and data) connectivity unexpectedly—and for a few days.

Hey, but at least we’re not talking about #bendgate anymore, right?

Update: Apple has released a support document directing people to downgrade to iOS 8.0 and also notes iOS 8.0.2 is coming soon (via The Verge). Full statement below:

We have a workaround for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8.0.1. Affected users can reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes, for more information visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6487. We apologize for the great inconvenience experienced by users, and are working around the clock to prepare iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it is ready in the next few days.

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