iOS 8.0.1 Debacle: Update Disables Cell Service, TouchID [REPORT, VIDEO]

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iOS 8.4 is now available for Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Apple

Avoid the new iOS 8.0.1 update like the plague. Users are reporting that the latest update that was meant to bring fixes to the latest software actually delivered even more problems than it solved. What a nightmare.

The iOS 8.0.1 update was intended to fix stability issues, improve battery life, update the HealthKit app, and address third-party camera issues for the iPad. However, according to users that have downloaded iOS 8.0.1, their iPhone is either perpetually searching for signal or simply displaying a disheartening "No Signal" indicator. What's more, users are also reporting that their TouchID function is broken as well. 

Users that have updated their iPhones 6 to iOS 8.0.1 are literally bricking their phones. In response to the massive amount of users affected by the lousy update, Apple has pulled the 8.0.1 update. A statement from an Apple spokesperson addressed the issue:

“We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update," the Apple statement announced. "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.”

According to ZDNet, the cell service and FingerID defect is confined to the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Techcrunch advises users to resture the iPhone 6 back to iOS 8.0 firmware by accessing iTunes to perform a downgrade.

To find out more about the issues affecting the new iOS 8.0.1, be sure to watch the video belows to hear what people have to say about the update: 

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