Top iOS news of the week: Apple botches upgrade, iPhone gets the bends, millions sold

Apple was all over the news this week with a botched upgrade and reports of iPhones in pants.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor

Apple botches, fixes iOS upgrade

A minor update to iOS turned out to be not so minor with users quickly reporting the loss of cellular capabilities and dead Touch IDs. Apple didn't test things thoroughly prior to releasing the update and according to the company almost 40,000 iPhone owners were affected.

To Apple's credit, the bad update was pulled in just an hour and a fix was released the next day. That wasn't quick enough for those whose iPhones were effectively killed and they had to be manually rolled back to iOS 8.0. ZDNet was all over the story, including how to fix affected phones.

Note: ZDNet Australia is reporting that iPhone owners in that country are still having cellular and Touch ID problems.

Source: ZDNet

iPhone 6 Plus gets the bends

Image: Apple

The blown update to iOS wasn't the only PR nightmare for Apple this week, as reports were all over the web of new iPhones physically bending when carried in pockets. Pictures of iPhones with the aluminum casing bent appeared everywhere, giving a bad image to Apple's new phones.

A statement by Apple claims only nine complaints have been received, so the issue may be blown out of proportion. It might be a good idea to avoid carrying that new iPhone 6 Plus in the pocket of tight pants until this shakes out.

Source: ZDNet

Apple sells 10 million new iPhones in first three days

The update fiasco may have been bigger than it otherwise would have been if Apple hadn't sold 10 million new iPhones in the first three days. This is a tremendous amount of sales even for Apple, and is a result of a lot of pre-orders and folks standing in line.

Apple stated it sold over four million phones in the first 24 hours after pre-orders were opened, and the momentum carried when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were in the stores.

Source: ZDNet

Charge iPhone quicker with iPad charger

The iPhone ships with a 5-watt charger while the bigger iPad comes with a 12-watt version. The smaller phone doesn't have as big a battery as its larger sibling, so that makes sense.

It was reported this week that the iPad charger works fine with the iPhone, and charges the handset much faster than the one included with the iPhone. Using the iPad adapter is supported by Apple, so there are no worries about damaging the iPhone by using a bigger adapter than the one provided in the box.

Source: Cult of Mac

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