Apple pulls iOS 8 update after reports of dropped cellular service!

Apple’s newest iPhones ran into some glitches on Wednesday after users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, and a video circulated to suggest that the larger of the two new models is susceptible to bending.

Apple said it would stop providing the software update, which it began distributing on Wednesday morning to fix several issues in last week’s iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads.


iOS 8_ITVoice The decision to pull the  update came after some people  complained on Twitter and in  Apple user chatrooms that the  update, dubbed iOS 8.0.1,  rendered their phones unable  to make  calls and caused  problems with a feature that  lets people unlock  their  phones with their fingerprint.

By midday Wednesday, Apple announced that it was investigating the reports and would issue advice to users “as quickly as we can.” Users are still able to the upgrade older phones to last week’s version of iOS 8, which Apple said has already been downloaded to nearly half of all iOS devices.

Some tech blogs reported the update only seemed to cause problems for the latest phone models — the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It’s not uncommon for new software to contain bugs that have to be fixed with subsequent releases.

Meanwhile, social media sites were busy on Wednesday with reports that the aluminum shell of the iPhone 6 Plus is vulnerable to bending. Some Twitter users claimed their phones showed a slight curving at one end after several hours in a pants pocket. With a 5.5-inch screen, the iPhone 6 Plus is slightly longer and thinner than other iPhone models.

It’s not clear how widespread the complaints are. One YouTube video showed someone bending an iPhone 6 Plus by applying extended pressure with his hands — not from normal sitting.

Both the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus were given high ratings in a recent “breakability” test sponsored by SquareTrade, a San Francisco firm that sells protection plans to consumers for their electronic devices. That test did not include bending, and SquareTrade plans further tests.  Apple did not comment on the reports of bending.

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