Apple had a bit of a nightmare on Wednesday night after they were forced to withdraw the latest iOS update after it was found to contain a major bug.
Needless to say people were not happy.
In today's world where the latest iOS update is heralded with the same gravitas as pre-industrial societies gave to seasonal rains, it kicked off.
Do NOT update to iOS 8.0.1 just yet. Many, including myself, are experiencing no cell service, and broken Touch ID. Well done, Apple.— Howard Pinsky (@IceflowStudios) September 24, 2014
Restored my iPad, killed by iOS 8.0.1, to iOS 7.1.2, but now I can't restore it. I hate you, Apple. So very much. pic.twitter.com/NsDdY07jzY— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) September 25, 2014
ATTN APPLE: I hate iOS 8. My phone is slow and is always freezing. You did this to me. You should feel bad.— سماء (@skylerblewup) September 22, 2014
And the use of hashtags got a little dramatic.
Wow. The prognosis was not good.
Looks like ios 8 is a bit of a buggy disaster. 8.0.1 with waaaay more bugfixes than a week-1 patch should have, and apparently very broken.— JT (@floopily) September 24, 2014
And this sounds pretty annoying.
so iOS 8.0.1 seems to have a lovely bug whereby an alarm won’t turn off once it’s started sounding. had to reboot the phone…— Mo (@nevali) September 25, 2014
Comparisons to other tragedies were made.
Other people's devices flipped out entirely (although we suspect some exaggeration).
Updated to iOS 8.0.1 and it bent my phone.— Sean Percival (@Percival) September 24, 2014
This man's entire existence was turned upside down.
In the future it will be updated to iOS 8.0.1 and now I can’t get into my house or turn my lights on, and I’m not sure my heart is beating— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) September 24, 2014
Some predicted worse to come.
Warning, the iOS 8.0.1 update will cause U2 to move into your spare room. #iOS8— HAL 9000 (@HAL9000_) September 24, 2014
iOS 8.0.1 is so buggy it opens the pod bay doors.— HAL 9000 (@HAL9000_) September 24, 2014
Oh no, not again.
To redeem itself for the buggy iOS 8.0.1 update Apple will deliver with the next update a brand-new U2 album, for free.— Laurent Sansonetti (@lrz) September 24, 2014
The tributes flooded in.
RIP iOS 8.0.1 1:00PM-1:30PM— Alex Soto (@dalexsoto) September 24, 2014
- So is the 8.0.1 bug fixed?
- Yes. But let them wait, so it sounds like the process to release iOS update is long and complicated.
- OK.— Thomas Ricouard (@Dimillian) September 25, 2014
Joshua summed it up nicely.
My phone is apparently too up-to-date to do shit. Thanks, iOS 8.— Joshua, damn it... (@JoshuaDamnIt) September 25, 2014
In hindsight, Rene might want to rethink this...
iOS 8.0.1 is out. Bug fixes. Go get it! http://t.co/IrRq4rUNYo— Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) September 24, 2014
And just so you know, here's the official line.
We are currently advising against updating your iPhone to the 8.0.1 update until the cellular service issue is resolved. ETA: Later Today.— Apple iOS Support (@iOS_Support) September 24, 2014