Apple just released iOS 10 to the public, but there are problems.
Countless users report that the update has rendered their iPhones and iPads completely useless after accepting the over-the-air update of iOS 10. These people have been forced to open iTunes on a computer (PC or Mac), connect their bricked device, and restore from within iTunes.
A simple Twitter search reveals plenty of people who are experiencing problems. A common theme across these issues appears to be that people are using the over-the-air update rather than wiring their devices to a computer.
Wow. iPad pro update failed. I don't even know if I have iTunes or a free USB port!
U: Have to do clean install wtf pic.twitter.com/zwjM5U2WqC
— Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) September 13, 2016
— PATJEM (@patjem) September 13, 2016
Do NOT update to iOS 10, it will probably brick your phone. Already happened to 5 people I know, including myself. pic.twitter.com/RlsVFWjquG
— Michael Farrell (@mikefarrell) September 13, 2016
The iOS 10 update issues obviously do not bode well for Apple. The company is coming hot off a hyped September press event, where it introduced a bunch of new products. Apple was expected to seize the moment after its chief rival Samsung was forced to issue a global recall of Note 7 phones amid fears of exploding batteries. Now, Apple to have its own controversy to deal with.
But hey, at least the iPhones aren’t exploding.