Apple iOS 8.0.2 update backfires on Australian users

Despite Apple releasing iOS 8.0.2 to fix issues that were caused by iOS 8.0.1, Australian iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users are still reporting that they are experiencing problems with cellular network connectivity and Touch ID.

Apple's latest version of its OS, iOS 8.0.2, appears to be have backfired, with people reporting on social media and online news forum Reddit that they are still experiencing glitches.

Apple's iOS 8.0.2 update was released on Friday to fix the cellular network connectivity and Touch ID issues on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that the iOS 8.0.1 update had caused.

The company said the update should improve the reachability feature on the new iPhones, and would fix an issue that could "cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages".

Threads on the forum iOS 8.0.2 Released! have shown that users are reporting that they continue to experience issues with their Touch ID and cellular networking connectivity.

One post on the forum said: "Do not install this update! I just updated to 8.0.2 and my Touch ID is now completely broken! Phone will no longer unlock using my fingerprint. When I go to add a new finger I get a "Touch ID Failed" message. Running a 128GB iPhone 6 Plus. Very disappointed..."

Another post said: "I'm on a 6 Plus and also am experiencing the Touch ID and cellular service failure issues that were supposedly resolved with 8.0.2. Hopefully someone will get fired over this ... sigh."

The discussions further reveal that glitches are only occurring for Australian Apple customers.

At the time of writing, Apple Australia had not responded to ZDNet's request for comment.

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