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Apple fights back: Nine bent iPhones and a new iOS 8

“iOS 8.0.2 is now available for users,” said Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller Thursday night, disposing of one of the company’s mid-week headaches. “It fixes an issue that affected iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1, and includes improvements and bug fixes originally in iOS 8.0.1. We apologize for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1.”

The company also told CNBC Thursday that in six days, only nine customers complained about an iPhone 6 Plus getting bent out of shape through normal use.

“Our iPhones,” said another spokesperson, “are designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy.”

MacRumors has the story.

See also: Singing the Apple Bendgate blues.

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