09/25/2014 11:30 pm ET Updated Sep 25, 2014

Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2, Apologizes For Botched Software Update

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Just one day after a botched software update left some iPhone users without cellular service, Apple has released a new update to correct that and other bugs.

Users of iOS devices can now download and install iOS 8.0.2, either through iTunes or on the device itself.

"iOS 8.0.2 is now available for users, it fixes an issue that affected iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1, and includes improvements and bug fixes originally in iOS 8.0.1," the company said in a statement. "We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1."

On Wednesday, customers who upgraded to iOS 8.0.1 reported losing cellphone service as well as having problems with Touch ID, the security feature that allows users to unlock the phone with a fingerprint.

The company pulled the update within hours and issued instructions on how to downgrade to iOS 8.

Along with fixing those bugs, iOS 8.0.2 is supposed to address issues with HealthKit, third-party keyboards, photo access, ringtones and more.

Apple is no doubt hoping the update reverses what has been an uncharacteristically bad week for the company, causing its stock prices to suffer. Along with the software problem, which some users have dubbed iOS8gate, a number of users have reported that the new iPhone 6 Plus can irreversibly bend when kept in a pocket -- a problem some are calling Bendgate.

On Thursday, the tech giant said only 9 users had complained of bent iPhones.



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