Apple Pulls Latest iOS 8 Update After Complaints About Lost Phone Service

Some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users were unable to get wireless service on their devices after updating to iOS 8.0.1 (via MacRumors)

Some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users were unable to get wireless service on their devices after updating to iOS 8.0.1 (via MacRumors)

Thank god no one actually uses smartphones to make calls anymore. Apple has been pushing out an update to its new iOS 8 operating system for iPhones that fixes some bugs from the initial release, but is leaving some people without phone service.

MacRumors.com reports that some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users who updated to iOS 8.0.1 are complaining — and rightfully so — that their phones now say “No Service” in spite of being in areas served by their wireless carriers. Additionally, users say the Touch ID fingerprint sensor no longer works after the update.

It looks like the connection issue was only occurring with the new devices. Previous generations of iPhones and iPads appear to have been unaffected by the update.

Apple pulled the update and will hopefully be issuing a fix soon.

The 8.0.1 update was intended to offer several improvements, like allowing apps to take advantage of the HealthKit feature, and fixes for bugs involving photo uploading, messaging, and third-party keyboards.

[via GigaOm]