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If You've Already Downloaded the new iPhone Software, Here's Why You Might Be Having Issues

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If you've already downloaded the iOS 8.0.1 update for your iPhone, you might have encountered a big problem.

iPhone 6 (Photo credit: Shutterstock) iPhone 6 (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

The latest iPhone software update was intended to fix a variety of bugs associated with its previous update, iOS 8, after users reported issues with the new HealthKit app along with third-party keyboards problems. But users are now reporting even bigger issues with iOS 8.0.1., including the loss of cellular reception. Switching to airplane mode and switching back or powering off your device and then powering it back on won't fix the problem, either. The iOS 8.0.1 update is also causing issues with other iPhone features, such as Touch ID.

While Apple says it is aware of the issue, it doesn't have a solution yet- aside from downgrading to the software it released in conjunction with the widely anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

"We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update," Apple reportedly told TheVerge.

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As if a cell phone without cellular reception isn't enough of a problem, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users have reported another mysterious phenomenon. Users who store their devices in their pockets for long periods of time said their phones were prone to bending, as CNET reported.

Already, it's been dubbed "Bendgate" and one spoof image of Apple's homepage that's now circulating the Internet includes the tagline, "Introducing Flex." The text below the image of a bent iPhone reads, "Apple's revolutionary patent aluminum alloy lets users create a more enjoyable viewing experience by molding the iPhone."

While one of Apple's next products could sport a curved screen, similar to the ones Samsung and LG have introduced, it hasn't officially announced any plans to do so. Although one can wonder whether "Bendgate" is, in fact, an unexpected incident or a precursor of something else to come.

(H/T: TheVerge, CNET)

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