Apple Releases iOS 8 Update to Fix Broken iPhones

PHOTO: Tony Zhan checks out his new iPhone 6 Plus outside the Apple store in Pasadena, Calif., on the first day of sale, Sept. 19, 2014. PlayRobyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
WATCH Apple Holds Out Updates for iOS 8

Apple released a second update to its iOS 8 operating system today after a previous update essentially turned some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices into bricks.

"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," Apple 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."

The company said 40,000 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices were affected when users downloaded iOS 8.0.1. The update was only available for a brief period of time Wednesday before Apple rolled back the operating system update because of the reported problems.

A workaround for affected users was outlined shortly after, allowing them to use iTunes to downgrade to iOS 8.

Hailed as the biggest operating system makeover ever, Apple's iOS 8 has been plagued with reports of problems since it was released Sept. 17.

Slow download speeds, sluggish performance and issues with the keyboard were among some of the most common problems noted by users.

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