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Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2, Apologizes For Botched Software Update

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 19:  A member of the press compares the new iPhone models at the launch of the new Apple iPhone 6 an
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 19: A member of the press compares the new iPhone models at the launch of the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus at the Apple Omotesando store on September 19, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. On September 19, Apple's new products, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with iOS 8 featuring 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, have become available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in more than 20 additional countries beginning on September 26. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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.

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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