Apple: iOS 8.0.1 Fix Coming in the Next Few Days

Following Wednesday's release and subsequent retraction of iOS 8.0.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Apple has said that an iOS 8.0.2 is coming "in the next few days." The 8.0.1 update added Health app support, but also killed cell service and Touch ID support on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple promises iOS 8.0.2 soon without 8.0.1's show stopping bugsApple promises iOS 8.0.2 soon without 8.0.1's show stopping bugs

Apple noted in a Knowledge Base article Thursday morning what so many of us already knew: the iOS 8.0.1 updater was a bag of hurt. The article stated,

We have a workaround for you if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and you lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8.0.1. You can reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes by following the instructions below. We are also preparing iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it's ready in the next few days.

Apple detailed the same steps The Mac Observer shared yesterday, which involved using iTunes to revert to iOS 8.0.

The 8.0.2 updater will include Health app support and presumably won't turn our iPhones into a big iPod touch, like the 8.0.1 updater did.

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