Users Are Complaining About Technical Problems With Apple’s New Software Upgrade

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Several users of Apple’s latest software upgrade are complaining of significant glitches, potentially signaling yet another technical issue for the tech giant’s latest products and services.

Apple released the new iOS 11 mobile operating system Sept. 19 with a decent amount of fanfare, as its coming out-party, for the most part, coincided with the introduction and subsequent shipping of the iPhone 8.

“iOS 11 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever,” Apple’s website reads. “And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 11, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.” (RELATED: Apple’s Newest iPhone Could Be Harder To Buy Than Ever Before)

Many Apple customers and downloaders of iOS 11, though, aren’t buying the hype.

“Ever since I upgraded, launching apps is an absolute chore. Safari, Reddit, ESPN, Yahoo, texts, etc all have a terrible time opening,” one user said in a thread on Reddit. “They either crash back to home, freeze and require closing the app or take well over a minute to load. I never had a single issue with my 7+ before last night and now suddenly it’s like this phone is stuck in quicksand.”

Other forums like Apple’s support page on Twitter are also being bombarded with user complaints.

In fact, the iOS 11 caused such a burdensome problem for certain users that Apple released the iOS 11.0.1 last week, which is a further update created to patch an email issue. But flawed email functions apparently aren’t the only complications of the iOS 11, and the iOS 11.0.1 also seems to be experiencing a lot of the same problems.

It is somewhat difficult to verify if all of the accounts of the purported problems are legitimate, but it would be of questionable value to make up such things.

Nevertheless, the software “updates” are just one of the technological issues for Apple’s most recent slate of devices and services.

The tech conglomerate admitted in September that its newly-introduced smartwatch is struggling with cellular connectivity capabilities, perhaps the most important feature and selling point. Apple reportedly said it was “investigating a fix for a future software release,” leaving any potential solutions and the timeframe of their potential accessibility up in the air.

And it’s not just defective software. Some of Apple’s newly-released iPhone 8s are emitting a “crackling” or “static” noise when connected to an earpiece, according to dozens of consumers on Apple’s support forum, as well as other platforms.

“It’s intermittent – on some calls you can perfectly notice it on others no problem,” reads an Apple user’s comment on an official discussion board. “I have already tried resetting the phone with no success on solving the problem. I’m dealing with the issue since Friday. Very disappointed! Does anyone has the same problem or knows how to fix it?” (RELATED: Apple CEO Says $1,000 iPhone X Is ‘A Value Price, Actually’)

Apple did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment by time of publication.

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