By Tori Muller
As always, iPhone and iPad users have been buzzing with anticipation of Apple’s latest update, but when iOS 8 arrived last Thursday, some were disappointed with the lack of features, and now Apple has pulled iOS 8 from all devices.
As of Wednesday, September 24th, iOS 8 has been removed from all devices. After complaints of bad cellular connection and failure of the Touch ID on iPhone 5s, the technology powerhouse is trying to find the source of the problem.
“We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can,” Apple says.
Rumors of locked applications, group FaceTime, and wireless charging proved to be a hoax.
“I thought it was going to be a lot more interesting” IHA freshman Kristen Egan comments. “When I downloaded it, I was very disappointed.”
Handling group messages on iOS 8 was a popular discussion on social media sites prior to the release, but many users report that this addition is not yet active.
The rushed release of the new software along with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has the world questioning the future of Apple. The iPhone 6 shows incredible similarities to its competitor, the Samsung Galaxy. Nearly three years after the death of Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, many wonder if Apple is running out of ideas. With little differences between the iOS 7 and 8, this theory is becoming evident.
“It’s increasingly obvious that Apple is a follower and not a leader,” writer Simon Hill says.
The question on everyone’s mind: Is iOS 8 just a software spoil or is this the beginning of Apple’s finale? Time will only tell.