Yet another technical issue seems to be plaguing Apple. Apparently, a certain number of iPhone owners, especially those who have just recently upgraded to iOS 9, the latest version of the iOS mobile operating system, are reporting that their iPhone devices are randomly powering down on their own.
These affected iPhone users have so far expressed their complaints on an Apple support forum, a MacRumors hosted forum, and a Reddit iPhone forum. Mostly, the users iterated that their iPhone devices power off even though their handset’s battery is adequately charged and the device itself has not been used.
Interestingly, most of these people are owners of the recently launchediPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices, the latest models of Apple’s flagship smartphones which hit store shelves in September 25th of this year, although another affected user did say it happened on an iPhone 5s device. A few have stated that they have since upgraded to iOS 9.0.2 and are trying to check if the same problem persists.
Technical glitches are nothing new, especially for new smartphones that have just been released in the market. Regardless of how many times a specific mobile device has been tested by the phone maker, there is no guarantee that the product will remain glitch free when consumers get their hands on it.
Apple is certainly no exception. As a matter of fact, the iPhone maker has already deployed a couple of bug fixing updates to iOS 9, which was made widely available in September 16th of this year. The first update iOS 9.0.1 took care of a glitch that froze iPhone devices at the Slide to Upgrade screen when trying to install iOS 9, while the second update iOS 9.0.2 fixed a lock screen security concern. Of course, this is no guarantee that all bugs have been detected and debugged.
The iPhone maker is definitely not a stranger to iOS related bugs. The release of iOS 8 last year was particularly replete with technical glitches. Apple tried to fix initial bugs with an update, but that update went on to carry its own set of new bugs. The result was that iOS 8 inadvertently developed a reputation for being unstable, which might have discouraged iOS users from updating.
As for this year’s concerns, Apple should try to provide a fix for them as soon as possible. Meanwhile, users who have aired their frustrations are left with temporary band aid solutions, such as doing a hard reset, i.e. holding down the Home button and then pressing the Sleep/Wake button until the iPhone powers up.
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