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iOS 10 Update Problems for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, SE and iPad: New Features, Emojis

( [email protected] ) Sep 16, 2016 11:06 AM EDT
The latest iOS 10 is a prime example of first mover advantage blowing up in one's face, as there has been reports of iPhones and iPads being bricked after applying the update. However, Apple says that they have already fixed it, so feel free to take your chance. Not only that, check out the new features and emojis that accompany iOS 10.
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The early bird gets the worm, but sometimes, early adopters run the risk of getting a raw deal. This is exactly what happened with Apple's iOS 10 update, where it resulted in major issues for some iPad and iPhone owners who decided to make the jump. However, Apple did mention that the iOS 10 update flaws have since been fixed, so one should not have any qualms about updating their device. Perhaps it is prudent to wait for a day or two to really confirm that the storm has blown over and all is calm.

News spreads the fastest through social media these days, and it is no different when complaints of iOS 10 updates on iPhones and iPads resulted in installation issues. Certain unfortunate souls even saw the update process fail, where a subsequent error message requested users to plug their iOS device into a PC or Mac for the dreaded operating system restore procedure. Apple has a support page that has been specially dedicated to provide a step-by-step explanation in order to guide you through the process.

The Verge did obtain a statement from an Apple spokesperson that went like this: "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 apologize to those customers." Apple claims that installation of iOS 10 for users should be free from any issues from now on since Apple’s engineers have worked to fix whatever flaws were there before. Still, this does not do away with the fact that there is a group out there who excitedly went ahead with the iOS 10 update and only to crash and burn earlier on. This just goes to show how one should always let others do the updating first, and making sure that everything is all clear online, to proceed afterwards.

This is not the first time that Apple released an iOS update that failed miserably among users. Rewind the clock by a few months and the first iOS 9.3.2 rollout "bricked" the flagship 9.7-inch iPad Pro tablet, resulting in Apple recalling the update. In terms of hardware, right now the biggest news would be the Samsung Galaxy Note7's battery issue that has resulted in a fair number of exploding handsets, even resulting in a car catching fire because of the device. Samsung is currently doing its best to recall the batteries of the initial batch of Galaxy Note7's in a PR nightmare.

Even T-Mobile has even warned its customers who rock to the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and iPhone SE not to install iOS 10, as it results the handset losing its connection to the network. Thankfully, the issue has been fixed since then.

iOS 10 does bring with it more than 70 new emoji, and this should help you expand your communications capability when words fail. Some of them include "Women Playing Sport" emoji, while throwing in a Rainbow Flag to keep up with the times. Not only that, Professions get an update with the inclusion of a female sleuth, a female guard, a female police officer, and even a female construction worker. Single parent families are also catered to in iOS 10 emojis.

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