Apple is in the midst of yet another storm of controversy as its latest mobile operating system contains some bugs that rendered some devices unusable after users updated them to iOS 10. Instead of learning from arch-rival Samsung’s bungling new product/service launch just a month ago, Apple has fallen into the same trap of negligence. Users who tried to update their iPhone devices shortly after the release of iOS 10 complained about the bricked devices. This iOS 10 glitch is affecting mostly those device that are bring updated wirelessly.
Apple issues a statement that only a handful of devices were affected and the fix has been released but that did not soothed customer concerns as many flocked to the social media to express their dissatisfaction in mocking tweets and Facbook posts. Apple is facing the ire of disgruntled users when the latest version of its mobile OS, iOS 10, causes worrying ‘Bricking’ problems for iPhone and iPad users.
Many went to the social media shortly after the Apple’s ‘biggest ever release’ to share images of their devices that were rendered temporarily unusable by the upgrade.
This bug appeared on devices that were upgrades to iOS 10 wirelessly. Apple says the problem is fixed and it is safe to install the software.
Apple’s spokeman told DailyMail, “We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability.”
“The problem was quickly resolved and we apologize to those customers. Anyone who was affected should connect to iTunes to complete the update or contact AppleCare for help.”
This is not the first Apple is in hot waters after the release of its new operating system. In 2011, multiple error messages inundated users phones after they attempted upgrading their devices to iOS 5. Most recent one was back in May this year, when iOS 9.3.2 release pushed bugs on iPad Pro devices, many users got an ‘Error 56’ message prompting users to connect their device to iTunes but the issue remained unresolved until after the later release was issued with bug fixes.
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