UPDATE: I went ahead and installed iOS 8.0.1 on my iPhone 5s and both Touch ID and cell service are working just fine on T-mobile. This might be an isolated incident or an iPhone 6 bug.
UPDATE 2 FROM APPLE: “We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.”
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Apple pushed out iOS 8.0.1 to users today to fix some bugs, apps and battery issues that were apparent in iOS 8. While updates are generally meant to fix things there are those times when updates break even more things. Andrew Cunningham from Ars Technica tweeted that iOS 8.0.1 has broken his Touch ID and left his iPhone cell-service-less. So you might think twice before downloading this update, or if you have downloaded it you might think twice before installing it.
iOS 8.0.1 *definitely* broke TouchID and rendered me cell-service-less on my iPhone 6. Updating article, but **do not download**
— Andrew Cunningham (@AndrewWrites) September 24, 2014
Not sure what is going on for sure, as there have yet to be any more reports on any issues. But it doesn’t hurt to wait until we get full confirmation that this update is confirmed to break things. Apple is running into yet another rough patch with this latest potential issue with iOS and their iPhone 6 Plus bending inside users pockets. Have you installed iOS 8.0.1? Have you had any issues with iOS 8.0.1? How about any bending iPhone 6 Plus issues? What do you think of all the issues Apple seems to have run into lately? Let us know asap in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.Source: Russell Holly on Google+ Source: Twitter
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