While plenty of people on Apple forums and Twitter claim that they’re going to wait to download Apple’s fix to its earlier fix (that failed), a handful of complaints are filtering in about iOS 8.0.2 issues.
8.0.2 is up for grabs. Brick 'em if you've got 'em.
— Wes Miller (@getwired) September 26, 2014
“DO NOT INSTALL THIS UPDATE,” one Aussie-identified Redditor posted. “When I go to add a new finger i get a ‘Touch ID Failed’ message. Running a 128GB iPhone 6 plus.Very disappointed…”
A handful of other Aussie posters echoed these complaints, with one presumably non-antipodes Redditor suggesting, “Turn the phone upside down?”
Touch ID and cellular connectivity on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the two fairly important features hobbled by Apple’s iOS 8.0.1, briefly available on Wednesday, then yanked once the early adopter complaints started rolling in. An apologetic Apple advised affected iPhone users to roll back to the original iOS 8, promising a fix “in a few days.”
Apple’s release notes claim the new version should also take care of connectivity and Touch ID problems, as well as issues the previous update was supposed to address, including HealthKit bugs, keyboard glitches and other problems.
A handful of disgruntled iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners continue to complain otherwise. Stay tuned!
8.0.2 bricked my wife’s phone…. ouch. @apple
— Joel Jupp (@joeljupp) September 26, 2014
Push notifications not working for anyone else on iOS 8.0.2 or do they just hate me?
— JT (@floopily) September 26, 2014
I've lost all messaging capabilities using iOS 8. Even did the update to iOS 8.0.2, but my messages have disappeared & they are not working.
— R Henderson-Espinoza (@irobyn) September 26, 2014
On other news, even after updating to iOS 8.0.2. My iDownloader App is not working.
— Nazah Nawaz (@NazaySwings) September 26, 2014
— Robo Term (@djTerm) September 26, 2014
Not happy with iOS 8.0.2 – Touch ID has stopped working as a result
— Ron Mackintosh (@ronmackintosh) September 26, 2014
Oh crap iOS 8.0.2 just turned my iPhone into a Zune.
— Ed Bott (@edbott) September 26, 2014
upgraded to iOS 8.0.2. and now I can't feel anything down the left side of my body
— Warren Ellis (@warrenellis) September 26, 2014
iOS 8.0.2 will come with a free copy of Red Hot Chili Pepper's latest album for your troubles
— brandon. (@brandon) September 24, 2014
Lead photo by Quinn Dombrowski.