iOS 10 is now available to download on iPhones and iPads, but should you download it right away?
iOS 10 comes with a slew of new updates that will certainly attract many users, Such updates include:
-Messages - "Express yourself in new ways" while having the ability to access apps within conversations
-Maps - A redesign with new ability to make reservations and book a ride
-Photos - New searchable ability lets you find specific friends and subjects
-Apple Music - Newly designed with more vibrant colors and greater simplicity
-Home - A new app that allows you to control automated devices in your home
There are many other new features in the iOS 10 update, but is it a good idea to update now? There have been new reports of the iOS 10 download "bricking" their iPhones, a.k.a. making them unable to use or even turn on. Check out some of the more alarming tweets about this:
iOS 10 update temporarily bricked my iPhone 6s Plus ... so yeah, I'd hold off on that. pic.twitter.com/qPFU1bpqZs
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 13, 2016
DO NOT DOWNLOAD IOS 10. it turned my iphone into a brick #applesupport
— Megan Melichar (@meganmelichar) September 13, 2016
well my iPhone is now a brick thanks to iOS 10 @AppleSupport
— Dustin Rakes (@dustin_rakes) September 13, 2016
Don't update to iOS 10 it may cause your phone to turn into a "brick" causing you to do a full restore and may lose Music, Photos, etc!
— Chris B (@ChrisBMixMaster) September 13, 2016
tried to update to iOS 10 and now i have a really expensive brick i get to carry around for the rest of the day.
— dwhere (@DWhere) September 13, 2016
— PATJEM (@patjem) September 13, 2016
So should you hold off for now? Apple has already issued a statement, stating to The Verge, "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."
The problem has apparently been fixed by Apple, but if you want to be more safe than sorry, you may want to wait until the next "bug fix" update - just to be sure.