Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has assured its users that it is burning the midnight oil trying to rectify the mess caused by its latest update 8.0.1 for iOS 8. The update was released to fix some bugs but what it actually did was quite far from it.

Apple users who downloaded the first update of the much talked about iOS 8 yesterday were in for a nasty shock as they lost network signal and Touch ID functionality. Apple did pull back the update but it was too late by then as a huge amount of users had already installed the update.

Apple Inc working round the clock on iOS 8.0.2 update

A spokesperson for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) said that the iPhone manufacturer apologized ‘for the great inconvenience’ suffered by users due to the faulty update. He also added that Apple is working on a tight deadline to develop iOS 8.0.2 to fix the issues caused by the previous update.

The fix is estimated to be available in the next few days. In the meantime, Apple had suggested a workaround for the unlucky users who lost network reception and Touch ID. This workaround will prevent Health apps from working but it is only temporary until 8.0.2 update is available.

Only the latest Apple Inc models hit by 8.0.1 update

The 8.0.1 update was intended to improve the reachability feature on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, resolve issues with restoring ringtones from iCloud backups and fix bugs such as the one that prevented Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) from publishing HealthKit apps from third party vendors on the App Store.

Users who were not expecting an update so early grabbed it as soon as they came to know about its availability. However, soon after installing the update, the signal strength showed ‘no service’. When rebooting the phone and toggling between airplane and normal modes did not seem to help they realized that something was amiss.