Apple fixes iOS 10 bricking flaw
Fans experienced installation problems when downloading iOS 10, but Apple has since resolved the issue
Apple released its latest operating system, iOS 10, on Tuesday, but Apple fans who were quick to download the update faced bricking issues.
Less than an hour after the release, users complained on Twitter that both iPhones and iPads ran into installation problems, where an error message appeared prompting users to plug in their device into a PC or Mac for a complete restore of the operating system using iTunes.
Apple has said it has fixed the issue. "We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability. The problem was quickly resolved and we apologise to those customers. Anyone who was affected should connect to iTunes to complete the update or contact AppleCare for help."
Apple has run into this problem before, in fact earlier this year, its iOS 9.3 update began bricking iPad 2 devices, due to claims the Apple servers were unable to cope with the mass software installations. It's perhaps wise to wait before installing iOS 10, to avoid any initial bugs in the software.
The iOS 10 update itself features tweaks, such as users can use Siri to interact directly with their apps, iMessages will now become personalised, with animations and the use of invisible ink, and the lock screen is more enhanced with the user being able to interact with the device without locking the screen.