Apple’s long-planned iOS 8.0.1 update may need more time to be fully completed, as today’s attempted rollout resulted in reports of devices left without cell service and a spate of new bugs unrelated to the original fixes for the still-delayed HealthKit suite of applications that were touted as the hallmarks for iOS8 and the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus. The update also resulted in owners losing TouchID functionality, which affected the 5S/6 and 6 Plus.
Apple has since pulled the update from its OTA servers and the Developer Center with no immediate word on when the update will be made available again. This is despite the update receiving carrier certification within the past 48 hours, which is causing many to question Apple’s current update testing cycle with carriers. Instructions are available for rolling back the update back to the most current version on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Update: Apple has released with an acknowledgement of the issues:
“We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update,” said Apple in a statement. “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.”
Apple has also updated its support page with instructions on how to downgrade back to iOS 8 for those that own the 6 and 6 Plus to restore lost cellular connectivity and has confirmed a future rollout of iOS 8.0.2 to fix all of the issues with the 8.0.1 update.