Apple has finally lifted the veil on the latest version of their operating system for mobiles, iOS 10. And while users around the world have been busy updating their devices, a number of them have been sorely dissatisfied with the results.
When users are unhappy with something, they take to social media. And if you do a quick browse of the internet, you'll find plenty of anecdotal reports of users with iPhones and iPads who have managed to soft brick their devices after trying to install the iOS 10 update.
iOS 10 update temporarily bricked my iPhone 6s Plus ... so yeah, I'd hold off on that. pic.twitter.com/qPFU1bpqZs
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 13, 2016
Um did installing iOS 10 over wifi just brick my phone? pic.twitter.com/DzCK91k3DT
— B Talbz (@nerdhapley) September 13, 2016
No one download iOS 10 until apple fixes this bug!! It'll brick your phone!! RT for awareness✨ pic.twitter.com/AepKbXnRIN
— lucy? (@festivemaynard) September 13, 2016
The iOS 10 update just turned my phone into a brick. Fuck you @Apple
— Dylan Jones (@_DJones14_) September 13, 2016
Updated to iOS 10 and now not able to make calls at all #Brick
— Greg Sterling (@gsterling) September 13, 2016
To anyone who has a iPhone 6s , 6s plus or iPad Pro, don't update to iOS 10! The update is corrupted and will brick your iPhone
— Luke Sherman (@itslukesherman) September 13, 2016
Apple has already issued a statement about the problem, telling Recode that they "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 apologise to those customers. Anyone who was affected should connect to iTunes to complete the update or contact AppleCare for help," the statement adds.
Users that tried downloading and installing the update over Wi-Fi appeared to have the most problems, although connecting to iTunes and completing the update there should rectify the problem.
Of course, that doesn't always mean the solution will be practical:
— Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) September 13, 2016
Still, it's probably better than having your phone go all Worms on you.