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Apple iOS 8 disaster: What you need to know now

Apple iOS 8 disaster: What you need to know now
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"Nightmare" is an understatement for the day that Apple had yesterday. On the heels of an epic launch where Apple shattered all kinds of sales records, the company was driven back to reality - fast.

The day began with video documentation that the new iPhone 6 Plus could be bent (and stay bent) far more easily than it should. Then came the disastrous launch of iOS 8.0.1 - the first update that was supposed to mend the glitches in the newly released iOS 8.

Bad idea.

In its haste to address customer complaints and suggestions, Apple released the iOS 8.0.1 about mid-day yesterday. As users who were quick to update found out, the release may have come out just a bit prematurely. Users who installed iOS 8.0.1 complained it was shutting down Wi-Fi connections and deactivating the Apple ID feature (among scores of other issues).

Apple abruptly yanked down the update about an hour later.

Unfortunately, there was still the huge problem for users who had already downloaded iOS 8.0.1 and could not fully use their phones. I provided a quick fix yesterday afternoon, but today, Apple has offered its own official fix.

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