Yesterday, Apple started rolling out its latest upgrade to iOS 10 and in less than an hour of its launch the update reportedly bricked certain iPhones and iPads. After agreeing to update to the latest iOS 10.0, many users took to Twitter to report that the update had bricked their iPhones and iPads.
“iOS 10 update temporarily bricked my iPhone 6s Plus ... so yeah, I'd hold off on that,” tweeted Marques Brownlee from US. “Do not install iOS 10. It's also bricked my iPad Pro. iPhone 6S Plus will require PSU wipe. No access to calls, email, or calendar today,” tweeted another woman. And there were many more out there that tweeted about the same issue.
The iOS 10 update has been rolled out to iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPod touch 6th gen, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad 4th generation and iPad Air, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro devices.
Apple has confirmed the flaw in the operating system and said to fix it. “We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability,” Apple said in a statement, via email, to TechCrunch, The Verge, Engadget and WIRED.
“The problem was quickly resolved and we apologize to those customers. Anyone who was affected should connect to iTunes to complete the update or contact AppleCare for help,” added Apple.
Apple immediately pushed an upgrade of iOS 10.0.1 to help resolve the issue. Apple mentioned on its support page that the iOS 10 update had a vulnerable kernel, which was patched with the new 10.0.1 update. ‘Impact: An application may be able to disclose kernel memory,’ said the support page....