Last year’s iOS 8 launch was uncharacteristically bug-riddled and sloppy, and Apple put a lot of effort into making sure that this week’s iOS 9 launch would be different, but I guess the company didn’t try hard enough. Numerous iOS users have taken to Twitter to complain about their iPads and iPhones experiencing crashes after upgrading to iOS 9, with users of older devices experiencing these issues the most.
A significant number of Apple customers are reporting their mobile devices have crashed after attempting to upload the new iOS 9 operating system, the latest in a line of launch glitches for the tech giant. Twitter and other social media were awash with disgruntled customers reporting two distinct faults, with one appearing to be linked specifically to older models of Apple iPhones and iPads. “It is beyond inconvenient to not be able to use your phone for a day,” said student Pip Cordi as staff in the Apple store in central Sydney looked at her phone on Friday. “I have a lot of apps that I use for school — things like language apps and dictionaries and that’s all really important for my studies.” Another iPhone user, Zorry Coates, said she had spent three hours in the Apple store and had been left with the option of either returning her phone to factory settings — losing any non-backed-up data — or waiting until Apple technicians announced an update.