UPDATE: An Apple spokesperson released the following statement to Yahoo Tech:
“We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.”
UPDATE, SEPT. 25TH: This morning Apple released an apology for the incident. Read it here.
I applied the brand-new update to my iPhone 6, and it has remained in search mode ever since. In addition, my Touch ID no longer works. Yes, I risked my technological life for you, dear readers. Please pray for me.
It does not appear to be specific to just one type of phone.
Apple has pulled the update’s availability. If you were one of the unlucky souls who happened to download it, follow these instructions to downgrade again.